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)
- 1638Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
- 1765The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
- 1888In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
- 1906First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris
- 1916The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.
- 1920Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).
- 1945The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
- 1954Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
- 1960Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser
- 1978Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Who were born on March 22?
- 1212Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
- 1852Otakar Ševčík, Czech violinist and violin teacher (d. 1934)
- 1869Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino statesman (d. 1964)
- 1913Lew Wasserman, American film studio executive (d. 2002)
- 1913Sabiha Gökçen, Turkish combat pilot (d. 2001)
- 1932Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (d. 2010)
- 1935M. Emmet Walsh, American actor
- 1955Pete Sessions, American politician
- 1966Artis Pabriks, Latvian politician
- 1975Anne Dudek, American actress
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