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March 22nd, 2008 (March 22 2008)EventThe French Swimmer Alain Bernard sets the world record of 47.50 for the 100 m freestyle long course after winning the European LC Championships 2008.
March 22nd, 2006 (March 22 2006)EventETA, armed Basque separatist group, declares permanent ceasefire.
March 22nd, 2006 (March 22 2006)EventBC Ferries M/V Queen of the North runs aground on Gil Island British Columbia and sinks; 101 on board, 2 presumed deaths.
March 22nd, 2006 (March 22 2006)EventThree Christian Peacemaker Teams Hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
March 22nd, 2004 (March 22 2004)EventAhmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant group Hamas, and bodyguards are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
March 22nd, 1997 (March 22 1997)EventTara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion of the women s world figure skating competition.
March 22nd, 1997 (March 22 1997)EventThe Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to earth.
March 22nd, 1995 (March 22 1995)EventCosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns after setting a record for 438 days in space.
March 22nd, 1993 (March 22 1993)EventThe Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
March 22nd, 1989 (March 22 1989)EventClint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
March 22nd, 1984 (March 22 1984)EventTeachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with Satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.
March 22nd, 1979 (March 22 1979)EventMargaret Thatcher puts down an early day motion censuring the government, which leads to the defeat of the Labour government of James Callaghan.Margaret Thatcher Quotes
March 22nd, 1978 (March 22 1978)EventKarl Wallenda of the The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
March 22nd, 1975 (March 22 1975)EventA fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels.
March 22nd, 1960 (March 22 1960)EventArthur Leonard Schawlow & Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser.
March 22nd, 1954 (March 22 1954)EventClosed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
March 22nd, 1945 (March 22 1945)EventThe Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
March 22nd, 1943 (March 22 1943)EventWorld War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces.
March 22nd, 1942 (March 22 1942)EventWorld War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, Britain s Royal Navy confronts Italy s Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
March 22nd, 1941 (March 22 1941)EventWashington s Grand Coulee Dam begins to generate electricity.
March 22nd, 1939 (March 22 1939)EventWorld War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
March 22nd, 1933 (March 22 1933)EventPresident Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs into law a bill legalizing the sale of beer and wine.Franklin Delano Roosevelt Quotes
March 22nd, 1923 (March 22 1923)EventThe first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.
March 22nd, 1895 (March 22 1895)EventFirst display (a private screening) of motion pictures by Auguste and Louis Lumiere.
March 22nd, 1894 (March 22 1894)EventThe first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
March 22nd, 1888 (March 22 1888)EventThe Football League is formed.
March 22nd, 1873 (March 22 1873)EventA law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.
March 22nd, 1871 (March 22 1871)EventIn North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
March 22nd, 1849 (March 22 1849)EventThe Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara.
March 22nd, 1829 (March 22 1829)EventThe three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
March 22nd, 1809 (March 22 1809)EventCharles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
March 22nd, 1784 (March 22 1784)EventThe Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
March 22nd, 1765 (March 22 1765)EventThe Parliament of Great Britain passes the Stamp Act, which introduced a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
March 22nd, 1638 (March 22 1638)EventAnne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
March 22nd, 1630 (March 22 1630)EventMassachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
March 22nd, 1622 (March 22 1622)EventJamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony s population.
March 22nd, 1621 (March 22 1621)EventThe Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
March 22nd, 0238 (March 22 0238)EventGordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperor.

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