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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
March 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1630The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
- 1809Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
- 1829The three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
- 1888In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
- 1939World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
- 1978Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- 1993The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
- 1995Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in space.
- 2004Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
- 2006ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire.
Who were born on March 22?
- 1712Edward Moore, English writer (d. 1757)
- 1812Stephen Pearl Andrews, American abolitionist (d. 1886)
- 1921Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (d. 2004)
- 1931William Shatner, Canadian actor
- 1946Don Chaney, American basketball player and head coach
- 1970Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist
- 1971Will Yun Lee, American actor
- 1972Cory Lidle, American baseball player (d. 2006)
- 1974Marcus Camby, American basketball player
- 1980Shannon Bex, American singer (Danity Kane)
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