March 1922 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 WBAP-AM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
  • Mar 2 WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 3 Italian fascists occupy Fiume & Rijeka
  • Mar 3 WWJ-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 5 "Nosferatu" premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 6 GB Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh III/IV" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 7 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
  • Mar 7 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • Mar 9 Eugene O'Neill's "Hairy Ape," premieres in NYC
  • Mar 9 KJR-AM in Seattle Washington begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 10 KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 10 State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg South Africa
  • Mar 11 Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in 2 games

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Mar 13 George Bernard Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh V" premieres in NYC

  • Mar 13 WRR-AM in Dallas TX begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 14 KGU-AM in Honolulu HI begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 14 KSD-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 14 WGR-AM in Buffalo NY begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 15 1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia)
  • Mar 15 France, which up until now has insisted on currency for all WWI reparation payments from Germany, now accepts raw materials as payment
  • Mar 16 Sultan Fuad I crowned king of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt
  • Mar 16 WKY-AM in Oklahoma City OK begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 18 1st intercollegiate indoor polo championship (Princeton vs Yale)

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Mar 18 British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mar 18 WBT-AM in Charlotte NC begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 18 The first public celebration of Bat mitzvah, for the daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, is held in New York City.
  • Mar 20 USS Langley is commissioned, US Navy's 1st aircraft carrier
  • Mar 20 WIP-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 21 KGW-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 22 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
  • Mar 23 1st airplane lands at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 23 KMJ-AM in Fresno CA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 23 WEW-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 28 1st microfilm device introduced
  • Mar 30 KGY-AM in Olympia WA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 30 WWL-AM in New Orleans LA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 31 KFI-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 31 Prince Hendrik opens trade fair building in Amsterdam

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 William M Gaines, publisher (MAD Magazine)

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Mar 1 Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel (1974-77 and 1992-95) and 1994 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in Jerusalem (d. 1995)

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Mar 5 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)
  • Mar 6 Ruben Ayala, Chino, California, politician (California State Senator 1974-1998) (d. 2012)
  • Mar 7 Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 2004)
  • Mar 8 Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodger (NL Batting Champ 1953)
  • Mar 8 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), born in Heidersdorf, Lower Silesia (d. 1982)
  • Mar 8 Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and Manga artist (GeGeGe no KitarĊ), born in Sakaiminato, Tittori (d. 2015)
  • Mar 8 Ralph Baer, Creator of the first video game console
  • Mar 11 Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77)

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Mar 12 Jack Kerouac, Beat writer (On the Road, Mexico Blues), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • Mar 12 Lane Kirkland, union president (AFL-CIO)
  • Mar 14 Colin Fletcher, author (Walking Through Time)
  • Mar 16 Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer
  • Mar 16 Harding Lemay, North Bangor NY, headwriter (Another World)
  • Mar 17 Megan Bull, British head mistress (Holloway Jail)

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Mar 17 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding father of Bangladesh and 1st and 4th President of Bangladesh (1971-72 and 1975-76), born in Tungipara, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1975)

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Mar 18 Egon Bahr, German journalist/politician, born in Treffurt, Thuringia (d. 2015)

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Mar 18 Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights activist, born in Mount Meigs, Alabama (d. 2011)

Civil Rights Activist Fred Shuttlesworth
Civil Rights Activist
Fred Shuttlesworth
  • Mar 20 Arnold Burgen, college president (Academia Europaea)
  • Mar 20 Doug Barnard Jr, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
  • Mar 24 Dorothy Irene Height, president (national council of negro women)
  • Mar 24 Onna White, Canadian choreographer (d. 2005)
  • Mar 25 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer, born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • Mar 26 Oscar Sala, Italian-born physicist
  • Mar 27 Margaret Stacey, sociologist
  • Mar 27 Stefan Wul, French author (d. 2003)
  • Mar 28 Neville Bonner, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • Mar 30 J F Coates, naval architect

Deaths in History

  • Mar 22 Louis A Ranvier, French anatomist/historian, dies at 86