What are the important events that happened on March 22? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
March 22: Facts & Myths About This Day
March 22 is the 82nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 9, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,584,835,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘octacontadigon’ day.
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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 327 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,648 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 22 Historical Events
The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.
The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris
World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy’s Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women’s World Figure Skating Champion.
Who were born on March 22?
William I, German Emperor (d. 1888)
Dick Pound, Canadian amateur sports executive
Generosa Ammon, American murder suspect (d. 2003)
Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive
Euronymous, Norwegian musician (d. 1993)
Iben Hjejle, Danish actress
Cory Lidle, American baseball player (d. 2006)
Kidada Jones, American actress
Juan Uribe, Dominican baseball player
Jakob Fuglsang, Danish professional cyclist
Who died on March 22?
Stephen Decatur, American naval officer (b. 1779)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer (b. 1749)
Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)
John Harlin, American mountaineer (b. 1935)
A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (b. 1904)
Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1934)
Steve Olin, American baseball player (b. 1965)
William Hanna, American animator and studio founder (b. 1910)
Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)
Leon Walker, British rugby player (b. 1988)
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