March 22: Day of the Week
March 22, 2020 was the 82nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 284 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1630The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
- 1784The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
- 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.
- 1916The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.
- 1954Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
- 1975A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
- 1978Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- 2006ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire.
- 2006Three 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?
- 841Bernard Plantapilosa, Count of Auvergne (d. 885)
- 1366Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician (d. 1399)
- 1503Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (d. 1583)
- 1907Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun and mystic (d. 2005)
- 1915Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (d. 2005)
- 1955Lena Olin, Swedish actress
- 1966Brian Shaw, American basketball player
- 1974Kidada Jones, American actress
- 1979Juan Uribe, Dominican baseball player
- 1985Justin Masterson, American baseball player
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