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Famous Events For March 22

Famous Events For March 22 – Today In History

March 22: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – March 22  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

22nd March 1457: The Gutenberg Bible became the first printed book.
22nd March 1622: Indians attacked a group of colonists in the James River region of Virginia today. 347 residents were killed in the attack.
22nd March 1603: The first legislation to prohibit gambling was today enacted in Boston.
22nd March 1638: Anne Hutchinson was expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for being a religious dissident.


18th Century – What Happened on March 22 – The 1700s

22nd March 1719: Serfdom on crown property in Prussia was today abolished by Frederick William.
22nd March 1733: Carbonated water (seltzer) was invented by Joseph Priestly.
22nd March 1765: The Stamp Act was passed today. This act was the first direct tax of the British on the American colonists.
22nd March 1784: The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its present place in Wat Phra Kaew in Thailand.
22nd March 1790: Thomas Jefferson became the first U.S. Secretary of State.
22nd March 1794: The U.S. vessels were banned from supplying slaves to other countries by the U.S. Congress today.


19th Century – March 22 This Day That Year – The 1800s

22nd March 1822: The New York Horticultural Society was founded on this day.
22nd March 1829: Britain, France, and Russia, the three protecting powers establish the borders of Greece.
22nd March 1841: The cornstarch was today patented by Orlando Jones, an Englishman.
22nd March 1871: North Carolina governor William Holden was removed by impeachment. He was the first governor to be removed by impeachment.
22nd March 1873: Slavery was abolished in Puerto Rico.
22nd March 1874: The Young Men’s Hebrew Association was organized today in New York City.
22nd March 1882: Polygamy was outlawed by the US Congress today.
22nd March 1888: This day marks the establishment of the English Football League.
22nd March 1895: The first movie was shown today for an invited audience in Paris by Auguste and Louis Lumiere.


20th Century – Important Events On This Day March 22nd – The 1900s

22nd March 1901: Japan today proclaimed that it was determined to keep Russia from encroaching on Korea.
22nd March 1902: Great Britain and Persia today agreed to link Europe and India by telegraph.
22nd March 1903: A volcanic eruption in Columbia devastated the region near Galera De Zamba.
22nd March 1903: As a result of drought Niagara Falls ran out of water.
22nd March 1904: The London Daily “Illustrated Mirror” today published the first color photograph.
22nd March 1905: In Britain, child miners received a maximum 8-hour work day.
22nd March 1907: It was reported in Paris that male cab drivers are dressed as women to attract riders.
22nd March 1907: Russia today completed the evacuation of Manchuria in the face of advancing Japanese forces.
22nd March 1910: Tenerife and Monrovia were linked by a telegraph cable in Liberia.
22nd March 1915: A German zeppelin today made a night raid on Paris railway station.
22nd March 1919: The first international airing service was inaugurated today between Paris and Brussels on a weekly schedule.


22nd March 1933: US President F.D. Roosevelt signed a bill today that legalized the sale and possession of beer and wine containing up to 3.2% alcohol.
22nd March 1935: In New York, blood tests were today authorized as evidence in court cases.
22nd March 1941: In Washington, the Grand Coulee Dam began operations today.
22nd March 1943: In Belgium, obligatory work for women ends.
22nd March 1943: The Dutch workweek was today extended to 54 hours.
22nd March 1945: In Cairo, Egypt, the Arab League was today formed with the adoption of a charter.
22nd March 1946: A rocket built by the US to leave the earth’s atmosphere reached a height of 50 miles.
22nd March 1946: Transjordan was today granted independence by the British.
22nd March 1947: Martial law was today imposed in Laconia and southern Greece by the Greek government.
22nd March 1948: “The Voice of Firestone” today became the first commercial radio program to aired simultaneously by both AM and FM radio stations.
22nd March 1948: The U.S. government today announced a land reform plan for Korea.
22nd March 1954: For the first time since 1939, the London gold market reopened today.

22nd March Southfield 1954: Today a shopping mall was opened in Michigan. This was the first-ever shopping mall.
22nd March 1960: A patent for the laser was obtained today by A.L. Schawlow and C.H. Townes. It was the first patent for any kind of laser.
22nd March 1965: The U.S. today confirmed that it had used chemical warfare against the Vietcong.
22nd March 1968: There was a student riot in Nanterre near Paris.
22nd March 1971: Brian Faulkner becomes the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.
22nd March 1971: USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR.
22nd March 1972: The U.S. Senate today passed the Equal Rights Amendment which was not ratified by the states.
22nd March 1974: The Vietcong today proposed a new truce with the US and South Vietnam, which included general elections.
22nd March 1975: The Walt Disney World Shopping Village was opened today.
22nd March 1975: A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama caused a dangerous lowering of cooling water levels.
22nd March 1977: In India Indira Gandhi resigned as Prime Minister today.
22nd March 1977: Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) government under Joop den Uyl, falls.
22nd March 1978: Karl Wallenda, of the Flying Wallendas, fell to his death while walking a cable strung between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

22nd March 1978: France today performed a nuclear test.
22nd March 1979: Richard Sykes, the British ambassador to the Netherlands was today assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in Den Haag.
22nd March 1979: Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt.
22nd March 1979: The Provisional Irish Republican Army exploded 24 bombs in various locations across Northern Ireland.
22nd March 1980: Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco founded the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) today.
22nd March 1981: The first Mongolian entered space aboard the Russian Soyuz 39.
22nd March 1981: U.S. postage rate goes up. Postage rates went up from 15 cents to 18 cents per ounce.
22nd March 1981: A group of twelve Green Berets arrived in El Salvador taking the total number of advisors to fifty-four.
22nd March 1981: The Selectra Vision laser disc players by the RCA were today put on the market.
22nd March 1982: Mission STS-3: Space Shuttle Columbia was today launched into orbit. It was the third orbital flight for the Columbia.
22nd March 1982: Iran today launched an offensive against Iraq.
22nd March 1983: Chaim Herzog was today elected President of Israel.
22nd March 1985: Today NASA launched Intelsat VA F-10.

22nd March 1987: A barge loaded with 32,000 tons of refuse left Islip in New York to find a place to unload. After failing to find a place in several states and three countries it returned to Islip where a space was found.
22nd March 1988: The Congress today overrode President Regan’s veto of a sweeping civil rights bill.
22nd March 1989: It was today reported by the US House Ways and Means Committee that the class gap was widening.
22nd March 1989: The US Supreme Court today upheld the 1 person 1 vote rule of the New York City Board of Estimate.
22nd March 1990: A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found Captain Hazelwood not guilty in the Valdez oil spill.
22nd March 1991: A high school teacher, Pamela Smart, was found guilty in New Hampshire of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband.
22nd March 1991: New York Daily News begins using the motto “Forward with NY”.
22nd March 1991: Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at the University of Virginia and seize drugs.
22nd March 1992: 27 people were killed when a Fokker F-28 veered off a runway and into Flushing Bay at New York’s LaGuardia airport.
22nd March 1993: Intel today introduced the Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+MIPS.

22nd March 1995: Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returned to Earth today after a record 438 days in space.
22nd March 1995: Following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist, Rupert Pennant-Rea, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, resigns.
22nd March 1996: Atlantis 16 (STS 76) was launched into orbit today.
22nd March 1997: Tara Lipinski, at the age of 14 years and 10 months, today became the youngest women’s world figure skating champion.

21st Century – March 22 This Day In History – The 2000s

22nd March 2002: In the first case of resolution through a settlement between all the stakeholders, the US Postal Rate Commission today approved a request for a postal rate increase for first-class stamps from 34 cents to 37 cents.
22nd March 2002: A collection of letters and cards sent by Princess Diana of Wales, written to a former housekeeper at Diana’s teenage home were sold for $33,000.

22nd March 2004: The co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant group Hamas, Ahmed Yassin, and his bodyguards were hit by Hellfire missiles fired by Israeli Air Force AH 64 Apache and were killed in the Gaza Strip.
22nd March 2006: British forces today freed three Christian Peacemaker Teams Hostages in Baghdad. They were in captivity for 118 days and lost their colleague, American Tom Fox, who died.
22nd March 2006: ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire.
22nd March 2008: Alain Bernard, the French Swimmer, set the world record of 47.5 for 100 m freestyle long course after winning the European LC Championship 2008.
22nd March 2009: Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska began erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.
22nd March 2011: American Football player Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to misdemeanors of sexual misconduct and is sentenced to six years probation.
22nd March 2012: A massive fire that broke out on Mount Kenya devoured thousands of hectares of ancient forests and threatened wildlife.
22nd March 2012: Ireland returns to recession as its GDP fell by 1.1% in the third quarter of 2011 and a further .2% in the fourth quarter of 2011.
22nd March 2012: After seven years on the run, Australia’s most wanted man, Malcolm Naden, was captured in Gloucester, New South Wales.
22nd March 2012: Canada witnessed the largest protest in the history of Quebec in Montreal. Over 200,000 people marched against government tuition hikes and for free access to post-secondary education.

22nd March 2013: American rock band My Chemical Romance today announce their break-up
22nd March 2013: Fire in a refugee camp in Ban Mae in Thailand killed 37 people and 200 people were injured.
22nd March 2014: Sanctions on Russia were imposed by the United States and the European Union.
22nd March 2014: There was a mudslide in Oso, Washington. About 30 people were killed in the mudslide.
22nd March 2014: 251 people were killed when a boat capsized in Lake Albert in Uganda.
22nd March 2016: There was a suicide bombing at the Zaventm airport in Brussels and Maelbeek metro station. 28 people were killed and 260 were injured. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

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