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.
- 1871In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
- 1894The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
- 1954Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
- 1982NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.
- 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.
- 1997Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women’s World Figure Skating Champion.
- 2006ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire.
- 2009Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska begins erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.
Who were born on March 22?
- 1797William I, German Emperor (d. 1888)
- 1896He Long, Chinese marshal (d. 1969)
- 1913Lew Wasserman, American film studio executive (d. 2002)
- 1937Armin Hary, German athlete
- 1948Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist
- 1955Pete Sessions, American politician
- 1958Pete Wylie, British singer/songwriter
- 1973Joe Nedney, American football player
- 1979Juan Uribe, Dominican baseball player
- 1985Mayola Biboko, Belgian footballer
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