On this day..... March 22

 

MARCH 22ND

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BAVARIAN CREPES DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GOOF OFF DAY
  • TODAY IS WEST VIRGINIA APPRECIATION DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • KARL MALDEN (1912-2009)
  • WERNER KLEMPERER (1920-2000)
  • MARCEL MARCEAU (1923-2007)
  • PAT ROBERTSON (1930, 88)
  • STEPHEN SONDHEIM (1930, 88)
  • WILLIAM SHATNER (1931, 87)
  • ORRIN HATCH (1934, 84)
 
  • JAMES PATTERSON (1947, 71)
  • ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER (1948, 70)
  • WOLF BLITZER (1948, 70)
 
  • BOB COSTAS (1952, 66)
 
  • LENA OLIN (1956, 62)
 
  • REESE WITHERSPOON (1976, 42)
 
  • CONSTANCE WU (1982, 36)
 
  • JJ WATT (1989, 29)
 
  • CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK (2233- )
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1622, 347 VIRGINIAN SETTLERS ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN MASSACRED AT JAMESTOWN BY THE POWHATAN INDIAN TRIBE
  • IN 1630, BOSTON BECOMES THE FIRST MUNICIPALITY IN THE COLONIES TO OUTLAW GAMBLING
  • IN 1765, THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT ENACTS THE STAMP ACT TO TAX THE COLONIES
 
  • IN 1790, THOMAS JEFFERSON IS SWORN IN AS THE FIRST AMERICAN SECRETARY OF STATE
  • IN 1871, NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR WILLIAM HOLDEN IS THE FIRST AMERICAN POLITICIAN TO BE IMPEACHED
 
  • IN 1872, ILLINOIS PASSES THE FIRST LAW REQUIRING SEXUAL EQUALITY IN EMPLOYMENT
  • IN 1873, PUERTO RICO OUTLAWS SLAVERY
  • IN 1882, THE US PASSES THE EMDUNDS ACT WHICH OUTLAWS POLYGAMY. 1300 MEN WOULD BE IMPRISONED UNDER THIS ACT
  • IN 1903, NIAGRA FALLS RUNS DRY DUE TO SEVERE DROUGHT
 
  • IN 1916, J.R.R. TOLKIEN MARRIES EDITH MAY BRATT
  • IN 1941, JAMES STEWART JOINS THE ARMY, MARKING THE FIRST MAJOR AMERICAN MOVIE STAR TO SERVE IN THE MILITARY DURING WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1944, JAMES STEWART LEADS THE 2ND BOMB WING AERIAL ATTACK ON BERLIN
 
  • IN 1948, NAT KING COLE DIVORCES HIS WIFE OF 11 YEARS NADINE ROBINSON
  • IN 1954, SOUTHFIELD MICHIGAN OPENS THE FIRST SHOPPING MALL
  • IN 1956, SAMMY DAVIS JR STARS IN “MR. WONDERFUL” ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1957, ELVIS PRESLEY RELEASES “ALL SHOOK UP”
 
  • IN 1965, THE TEMPTATIONS RELEASED THEIR SECOND ALBUM “SING SMOKY”
  • IN 1975 LED ZEPPELIN TOPPED THE ALBUM CHART FOR SEVEN WEEKS WITH “PHYSICAL GRAFFITI”
  • IN 1975 THE BAY CITY ROLLERS WENT TO #1 WITH “BYE BYE BABY”
 
  • IN 1978, THE POLICE ARE SIGNED TO A&M RECORDS
  • IN 1993, THE BEATLES RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM “PLEASE PLEASE ME”
 
  • IN 1972, CONGRESS APPROVES THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT, WHICH IS NEVER RATIFIED BY STATES AND SITS IN LIMBO AS THE UNOFFICIAL 27TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION
  • IN 1972, THE SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN A MASSACHUSETTS LAW WHICH BANS UNMARRIED PEOPLE FROM POSSESSING BIRTH CONTROL OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES
  • IN 1977, INDIRA GANDHI RESIGNS AS INDIA’S PRIME MINISTER
  • IN 1978, DURING A FLYING WALLENDAS SHOW IN SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, KARL WALLENDA FALLS OFF A TIGHT ROPE BETWEEN A PAIR OF HOTELS AND DIES
 
  • IN 1984, ANDREW LLOYD WEBER MARRIES SARAH BRIGHTMAN ON HIS 36TH BIRTHDAY
  • IN 1986, HEART GOES TO #1 WITH “THESE DREAMS”
 
  • IN 1986, PATTI LABELLE AND MICHAEL MCDONALD RELEASE “ON MY OWN”
 
  • IN 1987, THE MOBRO 4000 LEFT NEW YORK WITH OVER 3000 TONS OF GARBAGE LOOKING FOR A PORT TO TAKE IT. AFTER 162 DAYS IT FINALLY RETURNED TO NEW YORK
  • IN 1988, CONGRESS OVERRIDES PRESIDENT REAGAN’S VETO TO PASS THE CIVIL LIBERTIES ACT TO PAY REPERATIONS TO JAPANESE CITIZENS INTERNED DURING WWII
 
  • IN 1990, A JURY IN ANCHORAGE RETURNS A NOT GUILTY IN THE CASE AGAINST THE CAPTAIN OF THE EXXON VALDEZ
  • IN 1991, PAMELA SMART IS FOUND GUILTY OF MANIPULATING A STUDENT SHE WAS SLEEPING WITH TO KILL HER HUSBAND
 
  • IN 1993, INTEL RELEASES THE PENTIUM PROCESSOR
  • IN 1994, THE DUTCH AMBASSADOR TO THE US ANNOUNCES THAT THEY HAVE NAMED A NEW VARIETY OF TULIP THE HILLARY CLINTON TULIP
 
  • IN 1994, TIM MCGRAW RELEASES “NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON”, THE BEST SELLING ALBUM OF 1994
  • IN 1997, PUFF DADDY WENT TO #1 WITH “CAN’T NOBODY HOLD ME DOWN”
 
  • IN 1999, LONESTAR RELEASES “AMAZED”, BILLBOARD’S SINGLE OF THE YEAR FOR 1999
  • IN 2006, BRITISH FORCES FREE THREE CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY IRAQI INSURGENTS AFTER 118 DAYS AND THE DEATH OF AMERICAN TOM FOX
 
  • IN 2009, LADY GAGA WENT TO #1 WITH “POKER FACE”
  • IN 2014, THE US AND EUROPEAN UNION ANNOUNCE SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA AFTER THE ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA
 
  • IN 2016, 28 PEOPLE DIE AND 260 ARE INJURED IN AN ISIS INSPIRED SUICIDE BOMBING ON A BELGIAN SUBWAY
  • IN 2017, A TERRORIST KILLS FOUR PEOPLE ON LONDON’S WESTMINSTER BRIDGE
 

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