March 22 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
National Goof Off Day
- Weird
Emancipation Day
Puerto rico Bank/public Sector Holiday
Nauryz (Day 2)
Kazakhstan Public Holiday
World Water Day
- International
Nevruz Day
Albania National Holiday

Historical Events

  • 1765: The Stamp Act is passed by the British Parliament.
  • 1784: The Emerald Buddha is moved to Wa Phra Kaew in Thailand.
  • 1871: North Carolina Governor William Woods Holden becomes the first United States Governor to be impeached and removed from office.
  • 1873: Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico by the Spanish National Assembly.
  • 1894: The very first Stanley Cup playoff game begins on this date in 1894.
  • 1933: The Cullen-Harrison Act is signed by U.S President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This amendment to the Volstead Act allows the legal sale and manufacture of beer and light wines with 4% ABV (alcohol by volume).
  • 1939: Memel is taken from Luthuania by Nazi Germany during World War II.
  • 1942: At the Second Battle of Sirte during World War II, the Royal Navy fights Italy’s Regia Marina.
  • 1943: Everyone in the village of Khatyn is burned alive by the Schutzmannschaft Battalion 118 during WWII.
  • 1993: The first Pentium Chips – 80586–are shipped by the Intel Corp. on this day. These chips feature a 60MHZ clock speed and a 64-bit data path.
  • 1995: After spending a record of 438 days in space, Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov comes back to Earth.
  • 2017: 20 people are injured and 4 are dead after a terrorist attack occurs near the Houses of Parliament in London, England.

Famous Birthdays

  • American colonel, physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Robert Andrews Millikan is born in 1868.
  • Italian actress Lyda Borelli is born in 1884.
  • American actor Chico Marx is born in 1887.
  • American journalist Wolf Blitzer is born in 1948.
  • English composer and director, Andrew Lloyd Webber is born in 1948.
  • American sportscaster and TV show host, Bob Costas is born in 1952.
  • American comedian, actor and writer, Keegan Michael Key is born in 1971.
  • American baseball player, Dexter Fowler is born in 1986.
  • American baseball player, Ike Davis is born in 1987.
  • American football player, J.J. Watt is born in 1989.