March 22: Day of the Week
March 22, 2023 was the 81st day of the year 2023 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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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.
March 22 Historical Event(s)
- 238Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman Emperors.
- 1630The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
- 1638Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
- 1849The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara.
- 1894The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
- 1942World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy’s Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
- 1992USAir 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.
- 1993The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
- 1995Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in space.
- 2006ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire.
Who were born on March 22?
- 841Bernard Plantapilosa, Count of Auvergne (d. 885)
- 1712Edward Moore, English writer (d. 1757)
- 1908Louis L'Amour, American author (d. 1988)
- 1928E.D. Hirsch. American social commentator
- 1936Ron Carey, American labor leader
- 1955Valdis Zatlers, Latvian politician
- 1966Brian Shaw, American basketball player
- 1972Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure skater
- 1975Jason Fletcher, American sports agent
- 1985Mike Jenkins, American football player
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