March 22: Day of the Week
March 22, 2017 was the 81st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 284 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1739Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
- 1784The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
- 1809Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
- 1894The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
- 1945The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
- 1960Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser
- 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.
- 2004Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
- 2006Three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
Who were born on March 22?
- 1910Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (d. 1979)
- 1917Virginia Grey, American actress (d. 2004)
- 1933Abolhassan Banisadr, Iranian politician
- 1974Gert Peens, South African-born Italian rugby player
- 1974Kidada Jones, American actress
- 1975Jiří Novák, Czech tennis player
- 1976Kathryn Jean Lopez, American pundit
- 1985Mayola Biboko, Belgian footballer
- 1987Ike Davis, American baseball player
- 1990Lisa Mitchell, Australian singer-songwriter
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