What Happened on March 22, 2006

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • BC Ferries' M/V Queen of the North runs aground on Gil Island British Columbia and sinks; 101 on board, 2 presumed deaths.
  • ETA, armed Basque separatist group, declares permanent ceasefire.
  • Three Christian Peacemaker Teams Hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.

Famous Deaths

  • Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)
  • Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (b. 1921)