About March 23

March 23, 2022 is the 82nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 283 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

What Happened On March 23

  • 1400
    The Tran Dynasty of Vietnam is deposed after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule by Ho Quy Ly, a court official.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech – “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” – at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1801
    Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael’s Castle.
  • 1806
    After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their “Corps of Discovery” begin their arduous journey home.
  • 1821
    Greek War of Independence: Battle and fall of city of Kalamata.
  • 1857
    Elisha Otis’s first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City.
  • 1889
    The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.
  • 1909
    Theodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.
  • 1935
    Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
  • 1939
    The Hungarian air force attacks the headquarters of Slovak air force in the city of Spišská Nová Ves, kills 13 people and began the Slovak–Hungarian War.
  • 1940
    The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.
  • 1942
    World War II: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands.
  • 1980
    Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.
  • 1982
    Guatemala’s government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas García is overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efraín Ríos Montt.
  • 1989
    Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.
  • 1991
    The Revolutionary United Front, with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia, invades Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow Joseph Saidu Momoh, sparking a gruesome 11-year Sierra Leone Civil War.
  • 1994
    A United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 aircraft collides with a USAF C-130 at Pope Air Force Base and then crashes, killing 24 United States Army soldiers on the ground. This later became known as the Green Ramp disaster.
  • 1999
    Gunmen assassinate Paraguay’s Vice President Luis María Argaña.
  • 2003
    In Nasiriyah, Iraq, 11 soldiers of the 507th Maintenance Company as well as 18 U.S. Marines are killed during the first major conflict of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 654 Iraqi combatants are also killed.
  • 2005
    Texas City Refinery explosion: During a test on a distillation tower liquid waste builds up and flows out of a blowout tower. Waste fumes ignite and explode killing 15 workers.

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