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Wednesday March 22, 2017

March 22: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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.

March 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 238
    Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman Emperors.
  • 1622
    Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population.
  • 1809
    Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
  • 1829
    The three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • 1916
    The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.
  • 1920
    Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).
  • 1945
    The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1972
    The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1860
    Alfred Ploetz, German physician (d. 1940)
  • 1902
    Madeleine Milhaud, French actress (d. 2008)
  • 1907
    Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun and mystic (d. 2005)
  • 1918
    Cheddi Jagan, Guyanan politician (d. 1997)
  • 1930
    Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist
  • 1931
    William Shatner, Canadian actor
  • 1936
    Roger Whittaker, British singer
  • 1946
    Don Chaney, American basketball player and head coach
  • 1972
    Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure skater
  • 1974
    Kidada Jones, American actress

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