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22nd of March 0238 EVENT Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman Emperors.
22nd of March 1621 EVENT The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
22nd of March 1622 EVENT Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population.
22nd of March 1630 EVENT The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
22nd of March 1638 EVENT Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
22nd of March 1739 EVENT Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
22nd of March 1765 EVENT The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
22nd of March 1784 EVENT The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
22nd of March 1809 EVENT Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
22nd of March 1829 EVENT The three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
22nd of March 1849 EVENT The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara.
22nd of March 1871 EVENT In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
22nd of March 1873 EVENT A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.
22nd of March 1888 EVENT In England, The Football League, the world's oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
22nd of March 1894 EVENT The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
22nd of March 1906 EVENT First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris
22nd of March 1916 EVENT The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.
22nd of March 1920 EVENT Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).
22nd of March 1923 EVENT The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.
22nd of March 1939 EVENT World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
22nd of March 1942 EVENT World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy's Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
22nd of March 1943 EVENT World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces.
22nd of March 1945 EVENT The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
22nd of March 1954 EVENT Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
22nd of March 1960 EVENT Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser
22nd of March 1972 EVENT The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
22nd of March 1975 EVENT A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
22nd of March 1978 EVENT Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
22nd of March 1982 EVENT NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.
22nd of March 1984 EVENT Teachers 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.
22nd of March 1989 EVENT Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
22nd of March 1992 EVENT USAir 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.
22nd of March 1993 EVENT The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
22nd of March 1995 EVENT Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in space.
22nd of March 1997 EVENT The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to Earth.
22nd of March 1997 EVENT Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women's World Figure Skating Champion.
22nd of March 2004 EVENT Ahmed 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.
22nd of March 2006 EVENT ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire.
22nd of March 2006 EVENT Three 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.
22nd of March 2009 EVENT Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska begins erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.
22nd of March 0841 BIRTHDAY Bernard Plantapilosa, Count of Auvergne (d. 885)
22nd of March 0875 BIRTHDAY William I, Duke of Aquitaine (d. 918)
22nd of March 1212 BIRTHDAY Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
22nd of March 1366 BIRTHDAY Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician (d. 1399)
22nd of March 1459 BIRTHDAY Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1519)
22nd of March 1503 BIRTHDAY Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (d. 1583)
22nd of March 1599 BIRTHDAY Anthony van Dyck, Flemish painter (d. 1641)
22nd of March 1609 BIRTHDAY King John II Casimir of Poland (d. 1672)
22nd of March 1663 BIRTHDAY August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (d. 1727)
22nd of March 1712 BIRTHDAY Edward Moore, English writer (d. 1757)
22nd of March 1720 BIRTHDAY Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (d. 1799)
22nd of March 1723 BIRTHDAY Charles Carroll, American statesman (d. 1783)
22nd of March 1759 BIRTHDAY Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1818)
22nd of March 1797 BIRTHDAY William I, German Emperor (d. 1888)
22nd of March 1808 BIRTHDAY David Swinson Maynard, American frontiersman and physician (d. 1873)
22nd of March 1812 BIRTHDAY Stephen Pearl Andrews, American abolitionist (d. 1886)
22nd of March 1817 BIRTHDAY Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (d. 1876)
22nd of March 1818 BIRTHDAY John Ainsworth Horrocks, English explorer of South Australia (d. 1846)
22nd of March 1852 BIRTHDAY Otakar Sevcik, Czech violinist and violin teacher (d. 1934)
22nd of March 1857 BIRTHDAY Paul Doumer, French President (d. 1932)
22nd of March 1860 BIRTHDAY Alfred Ploetz, German physician (d. 1940)
22nd of March 1866 BIRTHDAY Jack Boyle, American baseball player (d. 1913)
22nd of March 1868 BIRTHDAY Robert Millikan, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
22nd of March 1869 BIRTHDAY Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino statesman (d. 1964)
22nd of March 1878 BIRTHDAY Michel Theato, Luxembourgian athlete (d. 1919)
22nd of March 1880 BIRTHDAY Ernie Quigley, Canadian-born American sports official (d. 1960)
22nd of March 1885 BIRTHDAY Aryeh Levin, Lithuanian rabbi (d. 1969)
22nd of March 1887 BIRTHDAY Chico Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1961)
22nd of March 1896 BIRTHDAY He Long, Chinese marshal (d. 1969)
22nd of March 1901 BIRTHDAY Greta Kempton, American artist (d. 1991)
22nd of March 1902 BIRTHDAY Madeleine Milhaud, French actress (d. 2008)
22nd of March 1907 BIRTHDAY James Gavin, American general and ambassador (d. 1990)
22nd of March 1907 BIRTHDAY Lucia Santos, Portuguese nun and mystic (d. 2005)
22nd of March 1908 BIRTHDAY Louis L'Amour, American author (d. 1988)
22nd of March 1908 BIRTHDAY Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (d. 1991)
22nd of March 1909 BIRTHDAY Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (d. 1983)
22nd of March 1910 BIRTHDAY Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (d. 1979)
22nd of March 1912 BIRTHDAY Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor (d. 1985)
22nd of March 1912 BIRTHDAY Karl Malden, American actor (d. 2009)
22nd of March 1913 BIRTHDAY Lew Wasserman, American film studio executive (d. 2002)
22nd of March 1913 BIRTHDAY Sabiha Gokcen, Turkish combat pilot (d. 2001)
22nd of March 1913 BIRTHDAY Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)
22nd of March 1915 BIRTHDAY Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (d. 2005)
22nd of March 1917 BIRTHDAY Virginia Grey, American actress (d. 2004)
22nd of March 1917 BIRTHDAY Irving Kaplansky, American mathematician (d. 2006)
22nd of March 1918 BIRTHDAY Cheddi Jagan, Guyanan politician (d. 1997)
22nd of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Ross Martin, Polish-American actor (d. 1981)
22nd of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Werner Klemperer, German-born actor (d. 2000)
22nd of March 1921 BIRTHDAY Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (d. 2004)
22nd of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (d. 2007)
22nd of March 1924 BIRTHDAY Allen Neuharth, American businessman
22nd of March 1924 BIRTHDAY Bill Wendell, American television announcer (d. 1999)
22nd of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Carrie Donovan, American fashion editor (d. 2001)
22nd of March 1928 BIRTHDAY E.D. Hirsch. American social commentator
22nd of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Ed Macauley, American basketball player
22nd of March 1929 BIRTHDAY Yayoi Kusama, Japanese artist
22nd of March 1930 BIRTHDAY Derek Bok, American lawyer and educator
22nd of March 1930 BIRTHDAY Pat Robertson, American televangelist
22nd of March 1930 BIRTHDAY Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist
22nd of March 1931 BIRTHDAY Burton Richter, American physicist, Nobel laureate
22nd of March 1931 BIRTHDAY William Shatner, Canadian actor
22nd of March 1932 BIRTHDAY Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (d. 2010)
22nd of March 1933 BIRTHDAY Abolhassan Banisadr, Iranian politician
22nd of March 1933 BIRTHDAY May Britt, Swedish actress
22nd of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Larry Martyn, English comedy actor (d. 1994)
22nd of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Orrin Hatch, American politician
22nd of March 1935 BIRTHDAY M. Emmet Walsh, American actor
22nd of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Roger Whittaker, British singer
22nd of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Ron Carey, American labor leader
22nd of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Angelo Badalamenti, American composer
22nd of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Armin Hary, German athlete
22nd of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Dave Keon, Canadian ice hockey player
22nd of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian/American actor (d. 1996)
22nd of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Clyde, British actor and musician (Chad and Jeremy)
22nd of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Billy Collins, American poet
22nd of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor
22nd of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Cassam Uteem, Mauritian political figure
22nd of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Bernd Herzsprung, German actor
22nd of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Jorge Ben Jor, Brazilian musician
22nd of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Dick Pound, Canadian amateur sports executive
22nd of March 1943 BIRTHDAY George Benson, American musician
22nd of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Keith Relf, English musician (The Yardbirds) (d. 1976)
22nd of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Eric Roth, American screenwriter
22nd of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Don Chaney, American basketball player and head coach
22nd of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Rivka Golani, Israeli violist
22nd of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Rudy Rucker, American author
22nd of March 1947 BIRTHDAY James Patterson, American author
22nd of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist
22nd of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Andrew Lloyd Webber, English theatre composer
22nd of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Fanny Ardant, French actress
22nd of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Jocky Wilson, Scottish darts player
22nd of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Bob Costas, American sports commentator
22nd of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer
22nd of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Lena Olin, Swedish actress
22nd of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Pete Sessions, American politician
22nd of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Valdis Zatlers, Latvian politician
22nd of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Generosa Ammon, American murder suspect (d. 2003)
22nd of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Jurgen Bucher, German footballer
22nd of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Stephanie Mills, American actress and singer
22nd of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Laurie David, American political activist
22nd of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Pete Wylie, British singer/songwriter
22nd of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Avraham Fried, American entertainer
22nd of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive
22nd of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Matthew Modine, American actor
22nd of March 1965 BIRTHDAY John Kordic, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1992)
22nd of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Emma Wray, English actress
22nd of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Artis Pabriks, Latvian politician
22nd of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Brian Shaw, American basketball player
22nd of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist
22nd of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Euronymous, Norwegian musician (d. 1993)
22nd of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist
22nd of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer
22nd of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Iben Hjejle, Danish actress
22nd of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Will Yun Lee, American actor
22nd of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Shawn Bradley, American basketball player
22nd of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Cory Lidle, American baseball player (d. 2006)
22nd of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure skater
22nd of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Joe Nedney, American football player
22nd of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Beverley Knight, English singer
22nd of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Marcus Camby, American basketball player
22nd of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Philippe Clement, Belgian footballer
22nd of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Kidada Jones, American actress
22nd of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Gert Peens, South African-born Italian rugby player
22nd of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Cole Hauser, American actor
22nd of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Jiri Novak, Czech tennis player
22nd of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Jason Fletcher, American sports agent
22nd of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Teun de Nooijer, Dutch field hockey player
22nd of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Kathryn Jean Lopez, American pundit
22nd of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Reese Witherspoon, American actress
22nd of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Kellie Shanygne Williams, American actress
22nd of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Joey Porter, American football player
22nd of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Tom Poti, American ice hockey player
22nd of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Aaron North, American musician
22nd of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Juan Uribe, Dominican baseball player
22nd of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Pamela O'Connor, Scottish ice dancer
22nd of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Shannon Bex, American singer (Danity Kane)
22nd of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Mayola Biboko, Belgian footballer
22nd of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Jakob Fuglsang, Danish professional cyclist
22nd of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Mike Jenkins, American football player
22nd of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Justin Masterson, American baseball player
22nd of March 1986 BIRTHDAY David Choi, American musician
22nd of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Ike Davis, American baseball player
22nd of March 1988 BIRTHDAY Tania Raymonde, American actress
22nd of March 1990 BIRTHDAY Lisa Mitchell, Australian singer/songwriter
22nd of March 1322 DEATH Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, English politician (Born 1278)
22nd of March 1418 DEATH Dietrich of Nieheim, German historian
22nd of March 1421 DEATH Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, second son of Henry IV of England (Born 1388)
22nd of March 1544 DEATH Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (Born 1488)
22nd of March 1602 DEATH Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (Born 1557)
22nd of March 1685 DEATH Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (Born 1638)
22nd of March 1687 DEATH Jean Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer (Born 1632)
22nd of March 1758 DEATH Jonathan Edwards, American minister (Born 1703)
22nd of March 1758 DEATH Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (Born 1670)
22nd of March 1772 DEATH John Canton, English physicist (Born 1718)
22nd of March 1820 DEATH Stephen Decatur, American naval officer (Born 1779)
22nd of March 1832 DEATH Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer (Born 1749)
22nd of March 1840 DEATH Etienne Bobillier, French mathematician (Born 1798)
22nd of March 1896 DEATH Thomas Hughes, English novelist (Born 1822)
22nd of March 1913 DEATH Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (Born 1882)
22nd of March 1924 DEATH William Macewen, Scottish surgeon (Born 1848)
22nd of March 1934 DEATH Theophilos Hatzimihail, Greek painter (Born 1870)
22nd of March 1945 DEATH John Hessin Clarke, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (Born 1857)
22nd of March 1952 DEATH Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (Born 1870)
22nd of March 1955 DEATH Ivan Subasic, Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister and last ban of Croatia (Born 1892)
22nd of March 1958 DEATH Mike Todd, American film producer (Born 1909)
22nd of March 1960 DEATH Jose Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (Born 1904)
22nd of March 1966 DEATH John Harlin, American mountaineer (Born 1935)
22nd of March 1974 DEATH Peter Revson, American racecar driver (Born 1939)
22nd of March 1977 DEATH A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (Born 1904)
22nd of March 1978 DEATH Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (Born 1905)
22nd of March 1981 DEATH James "Jumbo" Elliott, American track coach (Born 1915)
22nd of March 1986 DEATH Mark Dinning, American singer (Born 1933)
22nd of March 1986 DEATH Charles Starrett, American actor (Born 1903)
22nd of March 1986 DEATH Olive Deering, American actress (Born 1918)
22nd of March 1987 DEATH Odysseas Angelis, Greek officer involved in the coup of April 1967 (Born 1912)
22nd of March 1990 DEATH Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer (Born 1928)
22nd of March 1991 DEATH Leon Balcer, French Canadian politician (Born 1917)
22nd of March 1991 DEATH Gloria Holden, American film actress (Born 1908)
22nd of March 1991 DEATH Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio) (Born 1934)
22nd of March 1993 DEATH Steve Olin, American baseball player (Born 1965)
22nd of March 1994 DEATH Dan Hartman, American musician, songwriter, and record producer (Born 1950)
22nd of March 1994 DEATH Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (Born 1900)
22nd of March 1996 DEATH Billy Williamson, American musician with Bill Haley & His Comets (Born 1925)
22nd of March 1996 DEATH Don Murray, American musician (The Turtles) (Born 1945)
22nd of March 1999 DEATH David Strickland, American actor (Born 1969)
22nd of March 2001 DEATH Sabiha Gokcen, Turkish combat pilot (Born 1913)
22nd of March 2001 DEATH William Hanna, American animator and studio founder (Born 1910)
22nd of March 2003 DEATH Terry Lloyd, English reporter (Born 1952)
22nd of March 2004 DEATH Ahmed Yassin, Palestinian co-founder of Hamas (Born c. 1937)
22nd of March 2005 DEATH Kenzo Tange, Japanese architect (Born 1913)
22nd of March 2006 DEATH Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (Born 1921)
22nd of March 2006 DEATH Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (Born 1937)
22nd of March 2006 DEATH Lawrence Stephen, Nauruan politician (Born 1939)
22nd of March 2007 DEATH Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Born 1918)
22nd of March 2008 DEATH Cachao Lopez, Cuban mambo musician (Born 1918)
22nd of March 2009 DEATH Leon Walker, British rugby player (Born 1988)
22nd of March 2009 DEATH Jade Goody, British reality TV celebrity (Born 1981)
22nd of March 2010 DEATH James W. Black, Scottish Nobel Prize-winning doctor and medical research scientist (Born 1924)

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