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2011Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty for misdemeanors of sexual misconduct and is sentenced to six years probation

19601st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes

1953Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open

1981Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Desert Inn Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament

1972Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP

1987Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open

1984Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL record scores 5 seconds into game

1790Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State under President Washington

1978Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm & Market, SF, dedicated

1941Jimmy Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II

1970Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

1988Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill

1964Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section

1944American movie star Jimmy Stewart flies his 12th combat mission, leading the 2nd Bomb Wing in an attack on Berlin

1933FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal

March 22nd Historical Events
Date Event
238
Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperor. 
752
Stephen II elected Catholic Pope (or 23rd) 
871
Battle at Marton: Ethelred van Wessex beats Danish invasion army 
1349
Townspeople of Fulda Germany massacre Jews (blamed for black death) 
1556
Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury 
1594
French King Henri IV festival in Paris 
1621
Hugo de Grote escapes in bookcase from Loevenstein castle, Neth 
1622
1st American Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown Virginia, 347 slain 
1630
1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston) 
1638
Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony 
1680
Parliament of Breisach accepts French sovereignty over Elzas 
1692
Emperor Leopold I names duke Earnest August of Braunschweig, king 
1765
Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists 
1775
Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the Westminster Parliament 
1778
Captain Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state 
1784
The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand. 
1790
Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State under President Washington 
1794
Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries 
1809
Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne. 
1822
NY Horticultural Society founded 
1829
The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece. 
1841
Cornstarch patented (Orlando Jones) 
1861
1st US nursing school chartered 
1862
San Marino & Italy conclude treaty of friendship & cooperation 
1865
Raid at Wilson's: Chickaswas AL to Macon GA 
1871
William Holden of NC becomes 1st governor removed by impeachment 
1872
Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employment 
1873
Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico 
1874
Young Men's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC 
1882
Edmunds Act adopted by the US to suppress polygamy, 1300 men later imprisoned under the act 
1888
English Football League established 
1894
Stanley Cup: Mont AAA beat Ottawa Generals, 3-1 (1st Cup game ever) 
1895
Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience 
1896
Charilaos Vasilakos wins 1st marathon (3:18) 
1903
NY Highlanders (Yankees) tickets 1st go on sale 
1903
Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought 
1903
The Anthracite Coal Commission, set up by President Roosevelt, submits its recommendations for shorter hours, a 10-per cent wage increase, and an 'open shop' 
1907
The new Boer government in the Transvaal passes an Asiatic Registration Bill, that restricts immigration from India 
1912
Agnes Martin, Macklin Canada, Canadian-American abstract painter 
1914
World's 1st airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins 
1922
The Rand Rebellion in Southern Africa is brought to a brutal end by the police; the rebellion started as a strike by white mineworkers on and became an open armed rebellion against the state 
1923
The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt. 
1927
Federico Garcia Lorca's "El Maleficio" premieres in Madrid 
1928
Noel Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London 
1929
66 horses run in Irish Grand National Sweepstakes 
1929
KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions 
1929
USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor 
1933
FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal 
1934
1st Masters golf championship began in Augusta, Ga 
1934
Fire destroys Hakodate Japan (kills 1,500, injures 1,000) 
1935
Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (NY) 
1939
Lithuania state, forced to give Memel territory to Germany 
1941
Grand Coulee Dam in Washington goes into operation 
1941
Jimmy Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II 
1942
Heavy German assault on Malta 
1943
Dutch work week extended to 54 hour 
1943
Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium 
1943
SS police chief Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children 
1944
600+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Berlin 
1944
American movie star Jimmy Stewart flies his 12th combat mission, leading the 2nd Bomb Wing in an attack on Berlin 
1945
Arab League forms with adoption of a charter in Cairo Egypt 
1945
US 3rd Army crosses Rhine at Nierstein 
1946
1st US rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up) 
1946
Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan 
1947
President Harry Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty 
1952
Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44 
1953
AntonínZápotockýchosen as president of Czechoslovakia 
1953
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open 
1954
1st shopping mall opened in Southfield, Mich 
1954
Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens. 
1956
"Mr Wonderful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances 
1956
Death penalty against KPM-director Leon Jungschlaeger 
1956
Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis Jr premieres in NYC 
1957
Earthquake gives SF shakes 
1957
Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian 
1958
20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72 
1958
Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi-Arabia 
1958
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1959
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament 
1960
1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes 
1962
"I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert NYC for 300 perfs 
1963
Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me" 
1963
Brit Min of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler 
1963
Oregon State's Terry Baker becomes 1st & only Heisman Trophy winner 
1964
Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section 
1964
Carol Mann wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open Invitational 
1965
D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 
1965
US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong 
1967
Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title 
1968
Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia 
1968
Lynda Johnson ordered off SF cable car for eating an ice cream cone 
1968
Student riot in Nanterre near Paris 
1969
"Billy" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 1 performance 
1969
"Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 7 performances 
1969
31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years 
1970
"Blood Red Roses" opens & closes at John Golden Theater NYC 
1970
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic 
1971
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1971
Brian Faulkner becomes the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland 
1972
"Selling of the President" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 5 perfs 
1972
Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified) 
1972
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP 
1972
Nick Mileti purchases Cleve Indians for $9 million 
1972
Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle 
1975
"Dinge-competed" wins Eurovisie Song festival 
1975
"Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 5 performances 
1975
"Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 perfs 
1975
Delta State beats Immaculata for the women's AIAW championship 
1975
Teach-In wins Eurovision Song Festival with "Dinge-Dong" 
1975
Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens 
1975
A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels. 
1977
Dutch Den Uyl government falls 
1977
Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India 
1977
Uyl government falls 
1978
France performs nuclear test 
1978
Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm & Market, SF, dedicated 
1978
Rutle's "All You Need is Cash" is show on NBC-TV 
1978
Karl Wallenda of the The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 
1979
Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt 
1979
NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers) 
1979
The Provisional Irish Republican Army assassinate Richard Sykes, the British ambassador to the Netherlands, in Den Haag 
1979
The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode 24 bombs in various locations across Northern Ireland 
1981
1st class postage raised to 18 cents from 15 cents 
1981
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Desert Inn Pro-Am Golf Tournament 
1981
Soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6 
1981
Toshihiko Seko runs world record 25k (1:13:55.8)/30k (1:29:18.8) 
1982
3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched 
1982
Iran offensive against Iraq 
1983
Chaim Herzog elected Israeli president 
1984
Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL record scores 5 seconds into game 
1984
Teachers 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. 
1985
NASA launches Intelsat VA 
1986
Ehrig skates ladies world record 5 km (7:20.99) 
1986
HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament 
1986
Heart's "These Dreams," single goes #1 
1986
Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS) 
1986
Kania skates ladies world record 1500m (1:59.30) 
1986
Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Debi Thomas (USA) 
1986
Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1987
Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open 
1988
Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill 
1988
WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final 
1989
Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years 
1989
US Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of NYC Board of Estimate 
1989
Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat. 
1990
"Grapes of Wrath" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 188 performances 
1990
"Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston 
1990
Anchorage jury finds Capt Hazelwood innocent of Valdez oil spill 
1990
The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games 
1991
Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at U of Va seizing drugs 
1991
NY Daily News begins using motto "Forward with NY" 
1991
Pamela Smart (HS teacher) found guilty in NH of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband 
1992
"Private Lives" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 37 performances 
1992
Danielle Ammaccapane wins Standard Register Ping Golf Championship 
1992
England beat South Africa in rain-ruined cricket World Cup semi final 
1992
Joseph A Molloy elected NY Yankee general partner 
1992
US Air NY to Cleveland crashes on take off at LaGuardia, 27 die 
1993
Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS 
1994
Dutch Ambassador to US christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton) 
1994
Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec) 
1994
South African government/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland 
1994
Soyuz TM-21 lands 
1995
Deputy Gov of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist 
1996
Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl 
1996
STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit 
1997
"Sunset Boulevard" closes at Minskoff NYC after 977 performances 
1997
Comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU) 
1997
Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Tara Lipinski (USA) 
1998
18th Golden Raspberry Awards: The Postman wins 
2003
23rd Golden Raspberry Awards: Swept Away wins 
2004
Ahmed 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. 
2006
ETA, armed Basque separatist group, declares permanent ceasefire. 
2006
BC Ferries' M/V Queen of the North runs aground on Gil Island British Columbia and sinks; 101 on board, 2 presumed deaths. 
2006
Three Christian Peacemaker Teams Hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox. 
2008
The 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. 
2009
Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska began erupting after a prolonged period of unrest. 
2011
Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty for misdemeanors of sexual misconduct and is sentenced to six years probation 
2012
Largest protest in Quebec's history occurs in Montreal with over 200,000 people marching against government tuition hikes and for free access to post-secondary education 
2012
Australia's most wanted man, Malcolm Naden, is captured after seven years on the run in Gloucester, New South Wales 
2012
Massive fire devours thousands of hectares of ancient forests and threatens wildlife on Mount Kenya 
2012
Ireland returns to recession as GDP falls by 0.2% in the fourth quarter of 2011 following a fall of 1.1% in the third quarter 
2013
37 people are killed and 200 are injured in a refugee camp fire in Ban Mae, Thailand 
2014
251 people are killed after a boat capsizes in Lake Albert, Uganda 
2014
30 people are killed by a mudslide in Oso, Washington 
2016
Jury Tacks On $25 Million to Gawker's Bill in Hulk Hogan Case 
2016
Obama to end Cuba trip with dissident meeting, baseball and hope 
2016
US says it may not need Apple to open San Bernardino iPhone 
2016
White House says has shared lists of political prisoners with Cuba 
2016
Apple unveils smaller iPhone and iPad Pro 
2017
USA beats Japan, reaches World Baseball Classic final for the first time 
2017
Apple launches red iPhone 7 and video app 
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