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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 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.
  • 1765
    The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
  • 1829
    The three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • 1906
    First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris
  • 1920
    Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).
  • 1954
    Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
  • 1960
    Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska begins erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1857
    Paul Doumer, French President (d. 1932)
  • 1907
    James Gavin, American general and ambassador (d. 1990)
  • 1921
    Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1932
    Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (d. 2010)
  • 1940
    Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian/American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1943
    Keith Relf, English musician (The Yardbirds) (d. 1976)
  • 1966
    Artis Pabriks, Latvian politician
  • 1974
    Gert Peens, South African-born Italian rugby player
  • 1975
    Cole Hauser, American actor
  • 1976
    Kathryn Jean Lopez, American pundit

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