On This Day

Historical Events on March 22 (Part 2)

COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei refuses American COVID-19 help, refers to conspiracy theory that it was manufactured by the US

  • 2021 Sanctions imposed on Chinese officials over rights abuses against Uighurs in China by EU, UK, US and Canada
  • 2021 10 people shot dead at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, by 21 year-old gunman
  • 2021 Evanston, Illinois, votes to become first US city to pay reparations to Black residents for past discriminations and effects of slavery, giving $400,000 to each household
  • 2021 World's largest painting "The Journey of Humanity" by British artist Sacha Jafri sells in Dubai for $62m to raise funds for children's charities

Historic Event

2022 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party reaches a deal with opposition New Democratic Party to stay in power till 2025 [1]

  • 2022 Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declares a state of emergency after tornadoes tear through New Orleans suburbs, killing at least one person [1]
  • 2022 Microplastics found in human blood for first time through new research conducted at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands [1]