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.
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)
- 1621The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
- 1630The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
- 1829The three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
- 1871In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
- 1888In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
- 1943World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces.
- 1972The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
- 1992USAir 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.
- 1997The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to Earth.
- 2009Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska begins erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.
Who were born on March 22?
- 1212Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
- 1908Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (d. 1991)
- 1912Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor (d. 1985)
- 1920Ross Martin, Polish-American actor (d. 1981)
- 1946Rudy Rucker, American author
- 1947James Patterson, American author
- 1956Generosa Ammon, American murder suspect (d. 2003)
- 1972Cory Lidle, American baseball player (d. 2006)
- 1976Reese Witherspoon, American actress
- 1976Teun de Nooijer, Dutch field hockey player
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