About March 22

March 22, 2020 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.

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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 327 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 22

  • 1630
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
  • 1638
    Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
  • 1765
    The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
  • 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.
  • 1894
    The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    Teachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.
  • 1989
    Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
  • 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.
  • 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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