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.
US President Thomas JeffersonUS 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: Mont AAA beat Ottawa Generals, 3-1 (1st Cup game ever)
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
1912 - Agnes Martin, Macklin Canada, Canadian-American abstract painter
1914 - World's 1st airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins
1922 - The Rand Rebellion in Southern Africa is brought to a brutal end by the police; the rebellion started as a strike by white mineworkers on and became an open armed rebellion against the state
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 - 66 horses run in Irish Grand National Sweepstakes
1929 - KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
1929 - USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
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)
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
Actor Jimmy StewartActor Jimmy Stewart 1943 - SS police chief Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children
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
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 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.
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
Physicist Arthur Leonard SchawlowPhysicist Arthur Leonard Schawlow 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
1963 - Oregon State's Terry Baker becomes 1st & only Heisman Trophy winner
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)
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 1965 - US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong
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
1970 - "Blood Red Roses" opens & closes at John Golden Theater NYC
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 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
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
NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-JabbarNBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1975 - "Dinge-competed" wins Eurovisie Song festival
1975 - "Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 5 performances
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 - Teach-In wins Eurovision Song Festival with "Dinge-Dong"
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.
1977 - Dutch Den Uyl government falls
1977 - Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India
1977 - Uyl government falls
1978 - France performs nuclear test
Poet Robert FrostPoet Robert Frost 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.
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
LPGA Golfer Donna CaponiLPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 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
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.
NHL Center Bryan TrottierNHL Center Bryan Trottier 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
NFL Commissioner Pete RozelleNFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle 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
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.
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

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