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Wednesday March 22, 2017

March 22: Day of the Week

March 22, 2017 was the 81st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 284 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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March 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1621
    The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
  • 1630
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
  • 1829
    The three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • 1871
    In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
  • 1888
    In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
  • 1943
    World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces.
  • 1972
    The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
  • 1992
    USAir Flight 405 crashes shortly after liftoff from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, leading to a number of studies into the effect that ice has on aircraft.
  • 1997
    The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to Earth.
  • 2009
    Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska begins erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1212
    Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
  • 1908
    Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (d. 1991)
  • 1912
    Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor (d. 1985)
  • 1920
    Ross Martin, Polish-American actor (d. 1981)
  • 1946
    Rudy Rucker, American author
  • 1947
    James Patterson, American author
  • 1956
    Generosa Ammon, American murder suspect (d. 2003)
  • 1972
    Cory Lidle, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1976
    Reese Witherspoon, American actress
  • 1976
    Teun de Nooijer, Dutch field hockey player

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