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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)

  • 1739
    Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
  • 1784
    The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
  • 1809
    Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
  • 1894
    The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
  • 1945
    The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1960
    Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser
  • 1982
    NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Ahmed 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.
  • 2006
    Three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1910
    Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (d. 1979)
  • 1917
    Virginia Grey, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1933
    Abolhassan Banisadr, Iranian politician
  • 1974
    Gert Peens, South African-born Italian rugby player
  • 1974
    Kidada Jones, American actress
  • 1975
    Jiří Novák, Czech tennis player
  • 1976
    Kathryn Jean Lopez, American pundit
  • 1985
    Mayola Biboko, Belgian footballer
  • 1987
    Ike Davis, American baseball player
  • 1990
    Lisa Mitchell, Australian singer-songwriter

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