About March 22

March 22, 2022 is the 81st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Aries is the sun 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 306 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 22

  • 1621
    The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
  • 1829
    The three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • 1871
    In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
  • 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.
  • 1894
    The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
  • 1942
    World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy’s Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
  • 1943
    World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces.
  • 1954
    Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
  • 1972
    The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
  • 1978
    Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 1989
    Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
  • 1995
    Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in space.
  • 1997
    Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women’s World Figure Skating Champion.
  • 2004
    Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
  • 2006
    ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire.
  • 2006
    Three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
  • 2009
    Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska begins erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.

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