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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1622Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population.
- 1739Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
- 1916The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.
- 1943World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces.
- 1954Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
- 1975A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
- 1978Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- 1982NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.
- 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.
- 1997The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to Earth.
Who were born on March 22?
- 1212Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
- 1852Otakar Ševčík, Czech violinist and violin teacher (d. 1934)
- 1907James Gavin, American general and ambassador (d. 1990)
- 1921Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (d. 2004)
- 1930Derek Bok, American lawyer and educator
- 1933Abolhassan Banisadr, Iranian politician
- 1937Angelo Badalamenti, American composer
- 1949Fanny Ardant, French actress
- 1952Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer
- 1974Gert Peens, South African-born Italian rugby player
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