Historical Events on 22nd March

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238 - Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperor.
752 - Stephen II elected Catholic Pope (or 23rd)
871 - Battle at Marton: Ethelred van Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1349 - Townspeople of Fulda, Germany massacre Jews, blaming them for the Black Death
1556 - Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury
1594 - French King Henri IV festival in Paris
1621 - Hugo de Grote escapes in bookcase from Loevenstein castle, Neth
1622 - 1st American Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown Virginia, 347 slain
1630 - 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)
1638 - Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony
1680 - Parliament of Breisach accepts French sovereignty over Elzas
1692 - Emperor Leopold I names duke Earnest August of Braunschweig, king
1765 - Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists
1775 - Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the Westminster Parliament
1778 - Captain Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state
1784 - The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
3rd US President Thomas Jefferson3rd US President Thomas Jefferson 1790 - Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State under President Washington
1794 - Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries
1809 - Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
1822 - NY Horticultural Society founded
1829 - The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
1841 - Cornstarch patented (Orlando Jones)
1861 - 1st US nursing school chartered
1862 - San Marino & Italy conclude treaty of friendship & cooperation
1865 - Raid at Wilson's: Chickaswas AL to Macon GA
1871 - William Holden of NC becomes 1st governor removed by impeachment
1872 - Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employment
1873 - Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico
1874 - Young Men's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC
1882 - Edmunds Act adopted by the US to suppress polygamy, 1300 men later imprisoned under the act
1888 - English Football League established
1894 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Hockey Club defeats Ottawa Generals, 3-1 to win 1st ever Stanley Cup competition
1895 - Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience
1896 - Charilaos Vasilakos wins 1st marathon (3:18)
1903 - NY Highlanders (Yankees) tickets 1st go on sale
1903 - Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought
1903 - The Anthracite Coal Commission, set up by President Roosevelt, submits its recommendations for shorter hours, a 10-per cent wage increase, and an 'open shop'
1907 - The new Boer government in the Transvaal passes an Asiatic Registration Bill, that restricts immigration from India
1907 - 69th Grand National: Tom Coulthwaite aboard Alf Newey wins
1912 - Agnes Martin, Macklin Canada, Canadian-American abstract painter
1914 - World's 1st airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins
1917 - The USA is the first nation to recognize the new government of Russia
1922 - The Rand Rebellion in Southern Africa, which started as a strike by white mineworkers and became an armed rebellion against the state, is brought to a brutal end by the police
1923 - The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.
1927 - Federico Garcia Lorca's "El Maleficio" premieres in Madrid
1928 - Noel Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London
1929 - KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
1929 - USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
1929 - 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett aboard Gregalach wins
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933 - FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
1934 - 1st Masters golf championship began in Augusta, Ga
1934 - Fire destroys Hakodate Japan (kills 1,500, injures 1,000)
1935 - Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (NY)
1936 - "The Great Ziegfeld" directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring William Powell and Luise Rainer premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1937
1939 - Lithuania state, forced to give Memel territory to Germany
1941 - Grand Coulee Dam in Washington goes into operation
1941 - Jimmy Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II
1942 - Heavy German assault on Malta
1943 - Dutch work week extended to 54 hour
1943 - Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium
1943 - SS police chief Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children
Actor Jimmy StewartActor Jimmy Stewart 1944 - 600+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Berlin
1944 - American movie star Jimmy Stewart flies his 12th combat mission, leading the 2nd Bomb Wing in an attack on Berlin
1945 - Arab League forms with adoption of a charter in Cairo Egypt
1945 - US 3rd Army crosses Rhine at Nierstein
1946 - 1st US rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)
1946 - Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan
1947 - President Harry Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty
1952 - Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
1953 - AntonínZápotockýchosen as president of Czechoslovakia
1953 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1954 - 1st shopping mall opened in Southfield, Mich
1954 - Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1956 - "Mr Wonderful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances
1956 - Death penalty against KPM-director Leon Jungschlaeger
1956 - Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis Jr premieres in NYC
1957 - Earthquake gives SF shakes
1957 - Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
1958 - 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72
1958 - Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi-Arabia
1958 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1959 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament
1960 - 1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes
1962 - "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert NYC for 300 perfs
1963 - Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
1963 - Brit Min of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 1964 - Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section
1964 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open Invitational
1965 - D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
1965 - US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong
1965 - Nicolae Ceausescu is elected General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party
1967 - Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1968 - Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia
1968 - Lynda Johnson ordered off SF cable car for eating an ice cream cone
1968 - Student riot in Nanterre near Paris
1969 - "Billy" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 1 performance
1969 - "Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 7 performances
1969 - 31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 1970 - "Blood Red Roses" opens & closes at John Golden Theater NYC
1970 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1971 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971 - Brian Faulkner becomes the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
1971 - 6th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Lynn Anderson win
1972 - "Selling of the President" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 5 perfs
1972 - Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)
1972 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP
1972 - Nick Mileti purchases Cleve Indians for $9 million
1972 - Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle
1972 - In Eisenstadt v. Baird the US Supreme Court rules unmarried people has same right to contraception as married people.
1975 - "Dinge-competed" wins Eurovisie Song festival
1975 - "Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 5 performances
NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-JabbarNBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1975 - "Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 perfs
1975 - Delta State beats Immaculata for the women's AIAW championship
1975 - Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens
1975 - A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels.
1975 - 20th Eurovision Song Contest: Teach-In for Netherlands wins singing "Ding-a-dong" in Stockholm
1977 - Dutch Den Uyl government falls
1977 - Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India
1977 - Uyl government falls
1978 - France performs nuclear test
1978 - Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm & Market, SF, dedicated
1978 - Rutle's "All You Need is Cash" is show on NBC-TV
1978 - Karl Wallenda of the The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Poet Robert FrostPoet Robert Frost 1979 - Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt
1979 - NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers)
1979 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army assassinate Richard Sykes, the British ambassador to the Netherlands, in Den Haag
1979 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode 24 bombs in various locations across Northern Ireland
1981 - 1st class postage raised to 18 cents from 15 cents
1981 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Desert Inn Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1981 - Soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6
1981 - Toshihiko Seko runs world record 25k (1:13:55.8)/30k (1:29:18.8)
1982 - 3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched
1982 - Iran offensive against Iraq
1983 - Chaim Herzog elected Israeli president
NHL Star Bryan TrottierNHL Star Bryan Trottier 1984 - Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL record scores 5 seconds into game
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.
1985 - NASA launches Intelsat VA
1986 - Ehrig skates ladies world record 5 km (7:20.99)
1986 - HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
1986 - Heart's "These Dreams," single goes #1
1986 - Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS)
1986 - Kania skates ladies world record 1500m (1:59.30)
1986 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Debi Thomas (USA)
1986 - Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 - Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1988 - Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill
1988 - WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final
1989 - Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years
1989 - US Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of NYC Board of Estimate
1989 - Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
1990 - "Grapes of Wrath" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 188 performances
1990 - "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
1990 - Anchorage jury finds Capt Hazelwood innocent of Valdez oil spill
1990 - The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games
1991 - Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at U of Va seizing drugs
1991 - NY Daily News begins using motto "Forward with NY"
1991 - Pamela Smart (HS teacher) found guilty in NH of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband
NFL Commissioner Pete RozelleNFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle 1992 - "Private Lives" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 37 performances
1992 - Danielle Ammaccapane wins Standard Register Ping Golf Championship
1992 - England beat South Africa in rain-ruined cricket World Cup semi final
1992 - Joseph A Molloy elected NY Yankee general partner
1992 - US Air NY to Cleveland crashes on take off at LaGuardia, 27 die
1993 - Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS
1994 - Dutch Ambassador to US christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton)
1994 - Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
1994 - South African government/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
1994 - Soyuz TM-21 lands
1995 - Deputy Gov of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist
1996 - Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl
1996 - STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit
1997 - "Sunset Boulevard" closes at Minskoff NYC after 977 performances
1997 - Comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU)
1997 - Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Tara Lipinski (USA)
1998 - 18th Golden Raspberry Awards: The Postman wins
2003 - 23rd Golden Raspberry Awards: Swept Away wins
2004 - Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant group Hamas, and bodyguards are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
2006 - ETA, armed Basque separatist group, declares permanent ceasefire.
2006 - BC Ferries' M/V Queen of the North runs aground on Gil Island British Columbia and sinks; 101 on board, 2 presumed deaths.
2006 - 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.
2008 - The French Swimmer Alain Bernard sets the world record of 47.50 for the 100 m freestyle long course after winning the European LC Championships 2008.
2009 - Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska began erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.
2009 - Cricket Women's World Cup: England defeats New Zealand by 4 wickets
Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence TaylorHall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor 2011 - Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty for misdemeanors of sexual misconduct and is sentenced to six years probation
2012 - Largest protest in Quebec's history occurs in Montreal with over 200,000 people marching against government tuition hikes and for free access to post-secondary education
2012 - Australia's most wanted man, Malcolm Naden, is captured after seven years on the run in Gloucester, New South Wales
2012 - Massive fire devours thousands of hectares of ancient forests and threatens wildlife on Mount Kenya
2012 - Ireland returns to recession as GDP falls by 0.2% in the fourth quarter of 2011 following a fall of 1.1% in the third quarter
2013 - 37 people are killed and 200 are injured in a refugee camp fire in Ban Mae, Thailand
2014 - 251 people are killed after a boat capsizes in Lake Albert, Uganda
2014 - 30 people are killed by a mudslide in Oso, Washington
2014 - Guinea confirms Ebola outbreak has already killed 59 people
2014 - The US and EU impose sanctions on Russia

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