March 22: Day of the Week
March 22, 2019 was the 81st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 284 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 238Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman Emperors.
- 1739Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
- 1765The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
- 1888In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
- 1894The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
- 1920Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).
- 1939World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
- 1954Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
- 1972The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
- 1978Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Who were born on March 22?
- 875William I, Duke of Aquitaine (d. 918)
- 1907James Gavin, American general and ambassador (d. 1990)
- 1913Sabiha Gökçen, Turkish combat pilot (d. 2001)
- 1928E.D. Hirsch. American social commentator
- 1932Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (d. 2010)
- 1934Larry Martyn, English comedy actor (d. 1994)
- 1940Dave Keon, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1946Rivka Golani, Israeli violist
- 1957Jürgen Bucher, German footballer
- 1995Nick Robinson, American actor
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