Thursday March 22 2018
Historical events of March 22
1990A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, finds Captain Hazelwood not guilty in the Valdez oil spill.
1974The Viet Cong propose a new truce with the United States and South Vietnam, which includes general elections.
1972The U.S. Senate passes the Equal Rights Amendment. The amendment fails to achieve ratification.
1968President Lyndon Johnson names General William Westmoreland as Army Chief of Staff.
1954The London gold market reopens for the first time since 1939.
1948Andrew Lloyd Webber, British composer (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats)
1948The United States announces a land reform plan for Korea.
1946First U.S. built rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere reaches a 50-mile height.
1935Persia is renamed Iran.
1933President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill legalizing the sale and possession of beer and wine.
1930Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist (A Little Night Music, Passion).
1923Marcel Marceau, French mime.
1919The first international airline service is inaugurated on a weekly schedule between Paris and Brussels.
1915A German Zepplin makes a night raid on Paris railway stations.
1908Louis L'Amour, American Western novelist.
1907James Gavin, U.S. Army general of the 82nd Airborne Division in WWII.
1907Russians troops complete the evacuation of Manchuria in the face of advancing Japanese forces.
1904The first color photograph is published in the London Daily Illustrated Mirror.
1901Japan proclaims that it is determined to keep Russia from encroaching on Korea.
1846Randolph Caldecott, illustrator.
1834Horace Greeley publishes New Yorker, a weekly literary and news magazine and forerunner of Harold Ross' more successful The New Yorker.
1797Wilhelm I, German emperor (1871-88)
1794Congress passes laws prohibiting slave trade with foreign countries although slavery remains legal in the United States.
1790Thomas Jefferson becomes the first U.S. Secretary of State.
1775British statesman Edmund Burke makes a speech in the House of Commons, urging the government to adopt a policy of reconciliation with America.
1765The Stamp Act is passed, the first direct British tax on the American colonists.
1719Frederick William abolishes serfdom on crown property in Prussia.
1664Charles II gives large tracks 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.
1630The first legislation prohibiting gambling is enacted in Boston.
1622Indians attack a group of colonists in the James River area of Virginia, killing 350 residents.
1599Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish artist, the namesake of the beard style.
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