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March 22 Historical Events

The following events took place on March 22. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 48 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 238
    Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperors.
  • 871
    Æthelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army at the Battle of Marton.
  • 1508
    Ferdinand II of Aragon commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire.
  • 1621
    The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
  • 1622
    Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population, during the Second Anglo-Powhatan War.
  • 1630
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
  • 1638
    Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
  • 1697
    Charles II of Spain issued a Royal Cedula extending to the indigenous nobles of the Spanish Crown colonies, as well as to their descendants, the preeminence and honors customarily attributed to the Hidalgos of Castile.
  • 1713
    The Tuscarora War comes to an end with the fall of Fort Neoheroka, effectively opening up the interior of North Carolina to European colonization.
  • 1739
    Nader Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
  • 1765
    The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
  • 1784
    The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
  • 1829
    In the London Protocol, the three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • 1849
    The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara.
  • 1871
    In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
  • 1872
    Illinois becomes the first state to require sexual equality in employment
  • 1873
    A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.
  • 1894
    The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
  • 1906
    The first England vs France rugby union match is played at Parc des Princes in Paris
  • 1912
    The State of Bihar, India was formed out of the State of Bengal.
  • 1916
    The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.
  • 1920
    Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).
  • 1939
    World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
  • 1942
    World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy’s Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
  • 1943
    World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces.
  • 1945
    The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1954
    Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
  • 1960
    Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser
  • 1963
    The Beatles’ first album, Please Please Me, is released in the United Kingdom.
  • 1972
    The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.

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