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Thursday March 22, 2018

March 22: Day of the Week

March 22, 2018 was the 81st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 284 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 238
    Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman Emperors.
  • 1739
    Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
  • 1765
    The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
  • 1784
    The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
  • 1942
    World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy’s Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
  • 1945
    The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
  • 1997
    Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women’s World Figure Skating Champion.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 875
    William I, Duke of Aquitaine (d. 918)
  • 1917
    Irving Kaplansky, American mathematician (d. 2006)
  • 1923
    Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (d. 2007)
  • 1930
    Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist
  • 1935
    M. Emmet Walsh, American actor
  • 1958
    Laurie David, American political activist
  • 1974
    Gert Peens, South African-born Italian rugby player
  • 1976
    Kellie Shanygne Williams, American actress
  • 1985
    Jakob Fuglsang, Danish professional cyclist
  • 1987
    Ike Davis, American baseball player

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