On This Day for 22nd March

Historical Events

  • 1622 First American Indian (Powhattan) massacre of Europeans in Jamestown Virginia, 347 killed
  • 1765 Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists
  • 1784 The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
  • 1954 First shopping mall opened in Southfield, Michigan
  • 1965 US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong

Did You Know?

The St. Petersburg–Tampa Airboat Line becomes the world's first scheduled airline

On March 22nd, 1914

Famous Weddings

  • 1916 British writer ('Lord of the Rings'), poet and professor J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick
  • 1984 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (36) weds singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (23) in Hampshire, England
  • 1992 Record producer Lou Adler weds Paige Hannah (Daryl's sister)
  • 2009 "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (36) weds composer Mike Verta (36) at St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla, California

Famous Divorces

  • 1948 Musician Nat King Cole (29) divorces dancer Nadine Robinson after 11 years of marriage