About March 22

March 22, 2024 is the 82nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 313 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.
  • 1622
    Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population.
  • 1630
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
  • 1784
    The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
  • 1829
    The three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • 1849
    The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara.
  • 1894
    The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
  • 1906
    First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris
  • 1920
    Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).
  • 1939
    World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
  • 1943
    World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces.
  • 1960
    Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser
  • 1972
    The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
  • 1975
    A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
  • 1982
    NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to Earth.
  • 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.

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