March 22: Day of the Week
March 22, 2021 was the 81st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 284 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1765The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
- 1809Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
- 1894The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
- 1906First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris
- 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.
- 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.
- 1997The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to Earth.
- 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.
Who were born on March 22?
- 1846Randolph Caldecott, British artist and illustrator
- 1878Michel Théato, Luxembourgian athlete (d. 1919)
- 1901Greta Kempton, American artist (d. 1991)
- 1920Werner Klemperer, German-born actor (d. 2000)
- 1937Angelo Badalamenti, American composer
- 1940Dave Keon, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1943George Benson, American musician
- 1946Rudy Rucker, American author
- 1979Aaron North, American musician
- 1990Lisa Mitchell, Australian singer-songwriter
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