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.
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.
- 1784The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
- 1942World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy’s Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
- 1945The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1997Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women’s World Figure Skating Champion.
Who were born on March 22?
- 875William I, Duke of Aquitaine (d. 918)
- 1917Irving Kaplansky, American mathematician (d. 2006)
- 1923Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (d. 2007)
- 1930Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist
- 1935M. Emmet Walsh, American actor
- 1958Laurie David, American political activist
- 1974Gert Peens, South African-born Italian rugby player
- 1976Kellie Shanygne Williams, American actress
- 1985Jakob Fuglsang, Danish professional cyclist
- 1987Ike Davis, American baseball player
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