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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1621The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
- 1622Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population.
- 1809Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
- 1873A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.
- 1954Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
- 1960Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser
- 1975A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
- 1984Teachers 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.
- 1989Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
- 1997Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women’s World Figure Skating Champion.
Who were born on March 22?
- 1812Stephen Pearl Andrews, American abolitionist (d. 1886)
- 1903Bill Holman, American cartoonist (Smokey Stover) (d. 1987)
- 1912Karl Malden, American actor (d. 2009)
- 1931Burton Richter, American physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1942Jorge Ben Jor, Brazilian musician
- 1946Rivka Golani, Israeli violist
- 1949Brian Hanrahan, English journalist and broadcaster (d.2010)
- 1950Jocky Wilson, Scottish darts player
- 1958Pete Wylie, British singer/songwriter
- 1976Reese Witherspoon, American actress
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