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MARCH 22

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Arab League Day
(Commemorates the formation of the Arab League: 03/22/1945)
Egypt Iraq Jordan Lebanon Saudi Arabia Syria Yemen Yale University
Laos: Day of the Peoples' Party
(Observed annually on March 22)
Laos Expedia Asiarooms.com
Puerto Rico: Emancipation Day
(Celebration of the abolition of slavery and freeing of 30,000 slaves: 03/22/1873)
Puerto Rico Slavery Expedia Sol Boricua
1459 Maximilian I (German Emperor, Archduke of Austria) German Political and Social Leaders Austria World History
1797 Kaiser Wilhelm I (German Emperor) German Political and Social Leaders
1817 Braxton Bragg (North Carolina-born Confederate General) North Carolina Military Figures The American Civil War History Channel
1934 Orrin Hatch (Pennsylvania-born U.S. Senator from Utah) Orrin Hatch Utah Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
337 Constantine (The First Christian Emperor of Rome) Roman Empire Concordia
1820 Stephen Decatur (Maryland-born Naval Hero Killed in a Duel with Disgraced Navy Commodore James Barron) Stephen Decatur U.S. Military Leaders Naval History War 1812 History Channel
1889 Stanley Matthews (Ohio-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Ohio Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1945 John H. Clarke (Ohio-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Ohio Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
2000 Romeo Benjamin Garrett (Mississippi-born African-American Sociologist) Mississippi Authors & Illustrator Educators of Note African-American Authors & Illustrator Mississipi Writers
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1594 Henri IV Takes the Throne of France, Ending 30 Years of War between the Protestants and Catholics French Political and Social Leaders Religion War Concordia
1622 Powhatan Indians Massacre 347 Jamestown Settlers Jamestown, Virginia Native-American Studies Colonial America Death Virtual Jamestown Virginia Historical Society
1765 British Government Passes the Stamp Act Great Britain The Stamp Act of 1765 Taxes History Channel U.S. Treasury
1790 Thomas Jefferson Begins Term as the First U.S. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson George Washington U.S. Secretary of State U.S. Department of State Historic Firsts
1794 Congress Bans the Transportation of Slaves Aboard U.S. Ships U.S. Congress Slavery Naval History Yale University
1820 American Naval Hero, Stephen Decatur, Is Killed in a Duel with Disgraced Navy Commodore James Barron Stephen Decatur U.S. Military Leaders Naval History War 1812 History Channel
1824 White Settlers Massacre Peaceful Seneca and Miami Indians Near Fall Creek in Madison County, Indiana Madison County, Indiana Seneca Indians Miami Indians Death Conner Prairie
1848 Abraham Lincoln Explains His Opposition to the Mexican-American War Abraham Lincoln Mexican-American War Lincoln Papers
1862 Federal Gunboats Attack a Confederate Salt Works Near New Smyrna, Florida New Smyrna, Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 President Lincoln Sends to the Senate a Treaty with the Shawnee Indians Abraham Lincoln U.S. Senate Shawnee Indians Lincoln Papers
1873 The Spanish National Assembly Abolishes Slavery in Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Slavery Library of Congress
1882 Congress Passes Edmunds Act Excluding Polygamists from Voting U.S. Congress Law and Legal Resources New York Times
1907 Mohandas Gandhi Leads Protest Against Act Requiring Indians to Carry Pass Books in South Africa South African Government India Mohandas Gandhi Civil Rights South African History Asian History
1915 Russians Take the Austrian Garrison at Przemysl Russia Austria World War I History Channel
1942 British Statesman, Stanford Cripps, Meets with Mohandas Gandhi to Discuss Indian Independence India British Political and Social Leaders Mohandas Gandhi History Channel
1945 U.S. 3rd Army Crosses the Rhine at Nierstein Nazi Germany World War II U.S. Army
Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria Form Arab League Egypt Iraq Jordan Lebanon Saudi Arabia Syria Yemen Yale University History Channel
1946 Britain Signs Treaty Granting Independence to Transjordan Jordan Great Britain The Royal Hashemite Court New York Times
1947 President Truman Orders Loyalty Checks of Federal Employees President Harry Truman Bill of Rights McCarthyism History Channel
1951 UN Troops Capture Seoul, Korea United Nations Korean War U.S. Army
1956 Dr. Martin Luther King Is Convicted of Organizing the Montgomery, Alabama Bus Boycott Montgomery, Alabama Bus Boycott Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Crime U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Heritage BBC
1971 USSR Conducts Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1978 France Conducts Underground Nuclear Test France Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1979 Israeli Parliament Approves Peace Treaty with Egypt Israel Egypt World History Jewish Virtual Library
The British Ambassador to Holland Is Assassinated British Political and Social Leaders The Netherlands Terrorism Death BBC
1983 The Knesset Elects Chaim Herzog to Be the Sixth president of Israel Israel The Jewish Agency for Israel

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