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)
- 1630The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
- 1888In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
- 1894The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
- 1906First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris
- 1942World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy’s Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
- 1972The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
- 1975A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1459Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1519)
- 1857Paul Doumer, French President (d. 1932)
- 1869Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino statesman (d. 1964)
- 1917Irving Kaplansky, American mathematician (d. 2006)
- 1931Burton Richter, American physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1933Abolhassan Banisadr, Iranian politician
- 1945Eric Roth, American screenwriter
- 1971Will Yun Lee, American actor
- 1975Anne Dudek, American actress
- 1987Ike Davis, American baseball player
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