History of 22 march
1822 – New York Horticultural Society was founded.
1841 – Englishman Orlando Jones patented cornstarch.
1871 – William Holden of North Carolina became the first governor to be removed by impeachment.
1872 – Illinois became the first state to require sexual equality in employment.
1873 – Slavery was abolished in Puerto Rico.
1874 – The Young Men’s Hebrew Association was organized in New York City.
1980 – People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was founded by Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco.
1981 – U.S. Postage rates went from 15-cents to 18-cents an ounce.
1981 – RCA put its Selectra Vision laser disc players on the market.
1981 – A group of twelve Green Berets arrived in El Salvador. This brought the total number of advisors to fifty-four.
1981 – The first Mongolian entered space aboard the Russian Soyuz 39.
1982 – The Space Shuttle Columbia was launched into orbit on mission STS-3. It was the third orbital flight for the Columbia.
1987 – A barge loaded with 32,000 tons of refuse left Islip, NY, to find a place to unload. After being refused by several states and three countries space was found back in Islip.
1988 – The Congress overrode U.S. President Reagan’s veto of a sweeping civil rights bill.
1989 – Oliver North began two days of testimony at his Iran-Contra trial in Washington, DC.
1989 – The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee reported the class gap was widening.
1990 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found Captain Hazelwood not guilty in the Valdez oil spill.
1991 – Pamela Smart, a high school teacher, was found guilty in New Hampshire of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband.
1992 – A Fokker F-28 veered off a runway at New York’s LaGuardia airport and into Flushing Bay, killing 27 people.
1993 – Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews were killed in a boating accident in Florida. Bob Ojeda was seriously injured in the accident.
1993 – Intel introduced the Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS.
1995 – Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returned to Earth after setting a record for 438 days in space.
1997 – Tara Lipinski, at 14 years and 10 months, became the youngest women’s world figure skating champion.
2002 – The U.S. Postal Rate Commission approved a request for a postal rate increase of first-class stamps from 34 cents to 37 cents by June 30. It was the first time a postal rate case was resolved through a settlement between various groups. The groups included the U.S. Postal Service, postal employees, mailer groups and competitors.
2002 – A collection of letters and cards sent by Princess Diana of Wales sold for $33,000. The letters and cards were written to a former housekeeper at Diana’s teenage home.
2004 – Ahmed Yassin, co-founder, and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force Hellfire missiles.
2006 – Three Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the murder of their colleague from the U.S., Tom Fox.
2013 – At least 37 people are killed and 200 are injured after a fire destroys a camp containing Burmese refugees near Ban Mae, Thailand.
2016 – Three suicide bombers kill 32 people and injure 316 in the 2016 Brussels bombings at the airport and at the Maelbeek/Maalbeek metro station.
2017 – A terrorist attack in London near the Houses of Parliament leaves four people dead and at least 20 injured.
2019 – Robert S. Mueller III delivers his report on the Russian government’s influence on the election of Donald Trump in the 2016 United States presidential election.
2019 – Two buses crash in Kitano, a town north of Ghana’s capital Accra killing at least 50 people.
Celebrating Birthday Today
- 1981 – Arne Gabius, German runner
- 1982 – Pia, Brazilian footballer
- 1982 – Enrico Gasparotto, Italian cyclist
- 1982 – Michael Janyk, Canadian skier
- 1984 – Piotr Trochowski, German footballer
- 1985 – Mayola Biboko, Belgian footballer
- 1985 – Jakob Fuglsang, Danish cyclist
- 1985 – Mike Jenkins, American football player
- 1985 – Justin Masterson, American baseball player
- 1985 – Kelli Waite, Australian swimmer
- 1986 – David Choi, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- 1986 – Dexter Fowler, American baseball player
- 1987 – Ike Davis, American baseball player
- 1987 – Jairo Mora Sandoval, Costa Rican environmentalist
- 1987 – Liam Doran, British Rallycross driver
- 1989 – Ruben Popa, Romanian footballer
- 1989 – J. J. Watt, American football player
- 1989 – Tyler Oakley, American internet celebrity