Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 22

  • March 22, 1622
    First Indian massacre of whites in Jamestown led by the Powhatan chief Opechancanough results in 347 slain, a quarter of the population, triggering a costly 22-year war against the English
  • March 22, 1638
    Anne Hutchinson, a religious dissident, is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony and moves to Rhode Island
  • March 22, 1727
    Ismail Ibn Sharif, Moroccan ruler which have fathered 888 children through a harem of 500 women, dies
  • March 22, 1733
    Joseph Priestly, an English theologian, invents carbonated water
  • March 22, 1765
    The British government passes the Stamp Act, imposing a direct tax on all materials printed for commercial and legal use in the American colonies to help pay for troops stationed in North America
  • March 22, 1775
    British statesman Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the House of Commons, urging the government to adopt a policy of reconciliation with America
  • March 22, 1802
    After a 20-day siege Dessalines and his 1,300 men are forced to abandon strategically important fort and go into the Cahos Mountains through the enemy lines being largely intact
  • March 22, 1894
    Hockey's first Stanley Cup championship game is played, the home team Montreal Amateur Athletic Association defeated the Ottawa Capitals, 3-1
  • March 22, 1914
    World's first scheduled airline, Saint Petersburg - Tampa Airboat Line, begins
  • March 22, 1957
    Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
  • March 22, 1995
    Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returns to Earth after setting a record for 438 days in outer space
  • March 22, 2006
    ETA, an armed Basque nationalist and separatist organization, declares a permanent ceasefire in their campaign for Basque independence from Spain

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