March 22 Events in History - March 22 Birthdays - March 22 Deaths



2014 Mt. Gox, the Bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy, announces that it has found 200,000 of the 800,000 missing bitcoins belonging to customers; the missing bitcoins were overlooked because they had been stored in an older format in a 'wallet' presumed to be empty
2014 The Brazilian government is auctioning part of the nation's television bandwidth spectrum to mobile phone companies, providing much-needed capacity to meet wireless demand
2013 The British Food Standards Agency reports a discovery in Lancashire of 100kg of horse meat imported from Hungary labelled as beef
2013 France's former President, Nicolas Sarkozy is investigated over claims of illegal donations made by Liliane Bettencourt of L'Oreal, the country's richest woman
2012 In Montreal, Canada, over 200,000 people march to protest against post-secondary education tuition hikes
2012 In Portugal, trade unions hold a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures
2011 In South Dakota, Governor Dennis Daugaard signs an abortion bill that requires women to undertake counseling and wait 72 hours, the longest period in the U.S.
2011 The Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant reports radiation levels 1600 times normal levels are present 20km from the plant
2010 The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 is passed by the U.S. House of Representatives
2006 ETA terrorist group declares ceasefire against Spain
1998 18th Golden Raspberry Awards
1997 "Sunset Boulevard," closes at Minskoff New York City after 977 performances
1997 Comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU)
1997 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Tara Lipinski (USA)
1996 Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic International
1996 STS-76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit
1995 Deputy Governor of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist
1994 Dutch Ambassador to U.S. christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton)
1994 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
1994 South African Government/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
1994 Soyuz TM-21 lands
1993 Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS
1992 "Private Lives" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 37 performances
1992 Danielle Ammaccapane wins Standard Register Ping Golf Championship
1992 England beat South Africa in rain-ruined cricket World Cup semi final
1992 Joseph A. Molloy elected New York Yankee general partner
1992 Record producer Lou Adler weds Paige Hannah (Daryl's sister)
1992 U.S. Air New York to Cleveland crashes on take off at LaGuardia, 27 die
1991 Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at University of Virginia seizing drugs
1991 New York Daily News begins using motto "Forward with NY"
1991 Pamela Smart (High School teacher) found guilty in New Hampshire of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband
1990 "Grapes of Wrath" opens at Cort Theater New York City for 188 performances
1990 "Les Miserables," opens at Shunert Theatre, Boston
1990 Anchorage jury finds Captain Hazelwood innocent of Valdez oil spill
1990 The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games
1989 Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years
1989 U.S. Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of New York City Board of Estimate
1988 Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill
1988 WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final
1987 Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open
1986 Ehrig skates ladies world record 5 km (7:20.99)
1986 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
1986 Heart's "These Dreams," single goes #1
1986 Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Gordeeva and Grinkov (URS)
1986 Kania skates ladies world record 1500m (1:59.30)
1986 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Debi Thomas (USA)
1986 Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1985 NASA launches Intelsat VA
1984 Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL rec scores 5 seconds into game
1983 Chaim Herzog elected Israeli president
1982 3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched
1982 Iran offensive against Iraq
1981 1st class postage raised to 18 cents from 15 cents
1981 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Desert Inn Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1981 Soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6
1981 Toshihiko Seko runs world record 25k (1:13:55.8)/30k (1:29:18.8)
1979 Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt
1979 NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques and Whalers)
1978 France performs nuclear test
1978 Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm and Market, SF, dedicated
1978 Rutle's "All You Need is Cash" is show on NBC-TV
1977 Dutch Den Uyl government falls
1977 Indira Gandhi resigns as Prime Minister of India
1977 Uyl government falls
1975 "Dinge-competed" wins Eurovisie Song festival
1975 "Dr. Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 5 performances
1975 "Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 18 performances
1975 Delta State beats Immaculata for the women's AIAW championship
1975 Teach-In wins Eurovision Song Festival with "Dinge-Dong"
1975 Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens
1972 "Selling of the President" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 5 performances
1972 Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)
1972 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP
1972 Nick Mileti purchases Cleveland Indians for $9 million
1972 Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 "Blood Red Roses" opens and closes at John Golden Theater New York City
1970 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1969 "Billy" opens and closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City after 1 performance
1969 "Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 7 performances
1969 31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years
1968 Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia
1968 Lynda Johnson ordered off San Francisco cable car for eating an ice cream cone
1968 Student riot in Nanterre near Paris
1967 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1965 D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
1965 U.S. confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong
1964 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of New York Times Magazine section
1964 Carol Mann wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open Invitational
1963 Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
1963 British Minister of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
1963 Oregon State's Terry Baker becomes 1st and only Heisman Trophy winner
1962 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert New York City for 300 performances
1960 1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament
1958 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72
1958 Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi-Arabia
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
1956 "Mr Wonderful" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 383 performances
1956 Death penalty against KPM-director Leon Jungschlaeger
1956 Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis, Jr. premieres in New York City
1954 1st shopping mall opened in Southfield, Michigan
1953 Antonin Zapotocky chosen as president of Czechoslovakia
1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1952 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
1947 President Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty
1946 1st U.S. rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)
1946 Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan
1945 Arab League forms with adoption of a charter in Cairo Egypt
1945 U.S. 3rd Army crosses Rhine at Nierstein
1944 600+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Berlin
1943 Dutch work week extended to 54 hour
1943 Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium
1943 SS police chief Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children
1942 Heavy German assault on Malta
1941 Grand Coulee Dam in Washington goes into operation
1939 Lithuania state, forced to give Memel territory to Germany
1935 Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (New York)
1934 1st Masters golf championship began in Augusta, Georgia
1934 Fire destroys Hakodate Japan (kills 1,500, injures 1,000)
1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt makes wine and beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
1929 66 horses run in Irish Grand National Sweepstakes
1929 KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
1929 USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
1928 Noel Coward's musical "This Year of Grace," premieres in London
1927 Federico Garcia Lorca's "El Maleficio," premieres in Madrid
1922 British court sentences Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years in prison
1914 World's 1st airline, St. Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins
1903 New York Highlanders (Yankees) tickets 1st go on sale
1903 Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought
1896 Charilaos Vasilakos wins 1st marathon (3:18)
1895 Auguste and Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience
1894 Stanley Cup: Mont AAA beat Ottawa Generals, 3-1 (1st Cup game ever)
1888 English Football League established
1882 Edmunds Act adopted by U.S. to suppress polygamy in the territories
1874 Young Men's Hebrew Association organizes in New York City
1873 Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico
1872 Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employment
1871 William Holden of North Carolina becomes 1st governor removed by impeachment
1865 Raid at Wilson's: Chickaswas, Alabama to Macon, Georgia
1862 San Marino and Italy conclude treaty of friendship and cooperation
1861 1st U.S. nursing school chartered
1841 Cornstarch patented (Orlando Jones)
1822 Gioacchino Rossini marries Isabella Colbran in Bologna
1822 New York Horticultural Society founded
1794 Congress bans U.S. vessels from supplying slaves to other countries
1790 Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st U.S. Secretary of State
1778 Captain Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state
1775 Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the English parliament
1765 Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists
1733 Joseph Priestly invents carbonated water (seltzer)
1692 Emperor Leopold I names duke Earnest August of Braunschweig, king
1680 Parliament of Breisach accept French sovereignty over Elzas
1638 Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Mass Bay Colony
1630 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)
1622 1st Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown, Virginia; 347 slain
1621 Hugo de Grote escapes in bookcase from Loevenstein castle, Netherlands
1594 French King Henri IV festival in Paris
1556 Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury
1457 Gutenberg Bible became the 1st printed book
1349 Townspeople of Fulda Germany massacre Jews (blamed for black death)
752 Stephen II elected Catholic Pope (or 23rd)











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