Monday, December 5, 2022 (Week 49)

March 22 in History

What happened on March 22 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on march 22 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on march 22 in history.

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1990
A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, finds Captain Hazelwood not guilty in the Valdez oil spill.
1974
The Viet Cong propose a new truce with the United States and South Vietnam, which includes general elections.
1972
The U.S. Senate passes the Equal Rights Amendment. The amendment fails to achieve ratification.
1968
President Lyndon Johnson names General William Westmoreland as Army Chief of Staff.
1954
The London gold market reopens for the first time since 1939.
1948
The United States announces a land reform plan for Korea.
1946
First U.S. built rocket to leave the Earth’s atmosphere reaches a 50-mile height.
1935
Persia is renamed Iran.
1933
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill legalizing the sale and possession of beer and wine.
1919
The first international airline service is inaugurated on a weekly schedule between Paris and Brussels.
1915
A German Zepplin makes a night raid on Paris railway stations.
1907
Russians troops complete the evacuation of Manchuria in the face of advancing Japanese forces.
1904
The first color photograph is published in the London Daily Illustrated Mirror.
1901
Japan proclaims that it is determined to keep Russia from encroaching on Korea.
1834
Horace Greeley publishes New Yorker, a weekly literary and news magazine and forerunner of Harold Ross’ more successful The New Yorker.
1794
Congress passes laws prohibiting slave trade with foreign countries although slavery remains legal in the United States.
1790
Thomas Jefferson becomes the first U.S. Secretary of State.
1775
British statesman Edmund Burke makes a speech in the House of Commons, urging the government to adopt a policy of reconciliation with America.
1765
The Stamp Act is passed, the first direct British tax on the American colonists.
1719
Frederick William abolishes serfdom on crown property in Prussia.
1664
Charles II gives large tracts of land from west of the Connecticut River to the east of Delaware Bay in North America to his brother James, the Duke of York.
1630
The first legislation prohibiting gambling is enacted in Boston.
1622
Indians attack a group of colonists in the James River area of Virginia, killing 350 residents.