On This Day in History for March 22 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 137 of 137

  • 1986 Kania skates ladies' world record 1500m (1:59.30)
  • 1986 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Debi Thomas (USA)
  • 1986 "On My Own" single released by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald (Billboard Song of the Year 1986)
  • 1989 US Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of NYC Board of Estimate
  • 1990 Anchorage jury finds Capt Hazelwood not guilty of Valdez oil spill
  • 1991 Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at University of Virginaa, 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
  • 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 South African government and ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
  • 1994 Soyuz TM-21 lands
  • 1994 "Not a Moment Too Soon" 2nd studio album by Tim McGraw is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)
  • 1995 Deputy Governor 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 International
  • 1996 STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit
  • 1997 Comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU)
  • 1999 "Amazed" single released by Lonestar (Billboard Song of the Year 1999)
  • 2004 Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant group Hamas, and bodyguards killed in the Gaza Strip 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
  • 2009 Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska began erupting after a prolonged period of unrest
  • 2012 Massive fire devours thousands of hectares of ancient forests and threatens wildlife on Mount Kenya
  • 2012 Australia's most wanted man, Malcolm Naden, is captured after seven years on the run in Gloucester, New South Wales
  • 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 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
  • 2016 Suicide bombings at Brussel's Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station, leave around 28 victims dead and 260 injured, ISIS claim responsibility
  • 2017 Arctic records its lowest ever winter ice cover according to US National Snow and Ice Data Center, 5.5 million square miles
  • 2017 Tomb of Jesus reopens after restoration in Jerusalem
  • 2017 Terrorist attack on London's Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament kills 4 including a police officer and injures 40

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 117 of 117

  • 1946 Rudy/Rudolf [von Bittner] Rucker, American sci-fi author (Wetware)
  • 1947 Patrick Olive, percussionist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • 1947 Priscilla Yates, director (Royal Academy of Dancing)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947 James Patterson, American author (Alex Cross, Witch and Wizard), born in Newburgh, New York

  • 1948 Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist
  • 1949 D Watson, director (Brighton U)
  • 1950 Jocky Wilson, Scottish darts player (world champion 1982, 1989), (d. 2012)
  • 1951 Musa Khiramanovich Manarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-4, TM-11)
  • 1953 Thomas H Andrews, (Rep-D-Maine)
  • 1955 Valdis Zatlers, 7th President of Latvia
  • 1955 Pete Sessions, American politician
  • 1956 Generosa Ammon, widow of Ted Ammon (d. 2003)
  • 1958 Laurie David, American political activist
  • 1962 Steve Dillion, Comic book artist (Preacher), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1966 Yahya Ayyash, militant
  • 1966 Artis Pabriks, Latvian politician
  • 1972 Pieter Christiaan, Prince of Netherlands

Deaths in History