What Happened on March 22

Significant Events

  • 1622 First American Indian (Powhattan) massacre of Europeans in Jamestown Virginia, 347 killed
  • 1765 Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on American colonists, organized by Prime Minister George Grenville
  • 1784 The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand
  • 1832 British Parliament, led by Charles Grey, passes the Reform Act, introducing wide-ranging changes to electoral system of England and Wales, increasing electorate from about 500,000 voters to 813,000
  • 1895 Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience
  • 1954 1st shopping mall opens in Southfield, Michigan
  • 1965 US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

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

On March 22, 1914

Would You Believe?

Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought

On March 22, 1903

Famous Weddings

  • 1916 British author "The Lord of the Rings", J.R.R. 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
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