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Know what happened on 22nd March


Importance of 22nd March in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 22nd March special in the world history.

1958
Faisal became Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia with full executive powers (Note: he became King in 1964).
Saudi Arabia
1958
Death of Michael (‘Mike’) Todd, American film producer .
United States
1945
The Arab League was founded.
Egypt
1942
The BBC began broadcasting the news in Morse code to the French Resistance
Great Britain
1933
Prohibition: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure legalising wine and beer containing up to 3.2% alcohol.
United States
1909
Birth of Gabrielle Roy, acclaimed French Canadian novelist.
Canada
1908
Birth of Louis L’Amour, American writer of Western fiction .
United States
1888
English Football League formed
Great Britain
1887
Birth of Chico Marx, one of the Marx Brothers.
United States
1862
Abraham Lincoln announced he would issue an emancipation proclamation on January 1st 1863 freeing all slaves in the Confederate territories.
United States
1832
Death of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, novelist, playwright, and philosopher
Germany
1818
Birth of John Ainsworth Horrocks, who explored a large area of South Australia.
Australia
1803
Death of Thomas Hilliker, a 19 year old apprentice, executed for allegedly setting fire to Littleton Mill, Semington. Convicted on the evidence of someone who claimed to recognise his voice and despite someone coming forward with an alibi.
Great Britain
1765
The British Parliament passed the Stamp Act levying taxes on the American colonies and thereby triggering the War of Independence.
Great Britain
1758
Death of Jonathan Edwards, American philosophical theologian.
United States
1622
The Jamestown Massacre when native Americans killed 347 English settlers.
United States
1609
Birth of John II Casimir Vasa, King of Poland
Poland
1599
Birth of Anthony van Dyck, painter.
Belgium
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