What happened this day in history March 22

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 81st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 9, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 448,992 hours 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 ‘octacontahenagon’ 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 316 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 3,013 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 22 Historical Events

  • 1630
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
  • 1739
    Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
  • 1849
    The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara.
  • 1873
    A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.
  • 1888
    In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
  • 1942
    World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy’s Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
  • 1945
    The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1975
    A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
  • 1978
    Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 1992
    USAir Flight 405 crashes shortly after liftoff from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, leading to a number of studies into the effect that ice has on aircraft.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1869
    Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino statesman (d. 1964)
  • 1902
    Madeleine Milhaud, French actress (d. 2008)
  • 1920
    Werner Klemperer, German-born actor (d. 2000)
  • 1930
    Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist
  • 1937
    Armin Hary, German athlete
  • 1952
    Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer
  • 1958
    Laurie David, American political activist
  • 1974
    Gert Peens, South African-born Italian rugby player
  • 1976
    Kathryn Jean Lopez, American pundit
  • 1976
    Kellie Shanygne Williams, American actress

Who died on March 22?

  • 1685
    Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (b. 1638)
  • 1832
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer (b. 1749)
  • 1840
    Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)
  • 1896
    Thomas Hughes, English novelist (b. 1822)
  • 1960
    José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (b. 1904)
  • 1977
    A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (b. 1904)
  • 1990
    Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer (b. 1928)
  • 1996
    Billy Williamson, American musician with Bill Haley & His Comets (b. 1925)
  • 1996
    Don Murray, American musician (The Turtles) (b. 1945)
  • 2007
    Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)

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