On This Day: March 22nd

This is 81st day of the year and 284 days remain in the year.

in history
The Stamp Act was enacted on the American colonies by Britain.
U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed in a duel with dishonored former Chesapeake captain James Barron.
The first Stanley Cup championship game was played. The Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (which won the cup unchallenged the previous year) triumphed over the Ottawa Capitals.
Auguste and Louis Lumiere first demonstrated motion pictures using celluloid film in Paris.
The first German concentration camp was opened at Dachau.
The Arab League was formed in Cairo, by Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.
Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment and sent it to be ratified by the states. The amendment would fail to get the required 38 states to ratify it.
Comet Hale-Bopp made its closest approach to Earth in the skies over the northern hemisphere. The comet’s next pass is predicted for the year 4397.
Amadou Toumani Touré, The President of Mali, was ousted in a coup d'état.
March 22 BirthdaysAnthony Van DyckPronunciation: [both: van dIk]
1599–1641, Flemish portrait and religious painter and etcher, born in Antwerp.
Marcel Marceaumime
Stephen Sondheimcomposer
Andrew Lloyd Webbercomposer
Bienvenido Santosnovelist, poet, activist
Reese Witherspoonactress
Pat Robertsonevangelist and politician

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