March 22 events in history

238 Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman Emperors
871 Æthelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army at the Battle of Marton
1508 Ferdinand II of Aragon commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire
1621 The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags
1622 Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population, during the Second Anglo-Powhatan War
1630 The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables
1638 Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent
1713 The Tuscarora War comes to an end with the fall of Fort Neoheroka, effectively opening up the interior of North Carolina to European colonization
1739 Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne
1765 The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies
1784 The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand
1829 In the London Protocol, the three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece
1849 The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara
1871 In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment
1872 Illinois becomes the first state to require sexual equality in employment
1873 A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery
1894 The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts
1906 The first England vs France rugby union match is played at Parc des Princes in Paris
1916 The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored
1920 Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh)
1939 World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania
1942 World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy's Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte
1943 World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces
1945 The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt
1954 Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens
1960 Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser
1963 The Beatles '​ first album, Please Please Me, is released in the United Kingdom
1972 The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification
1972 In Eisenstadt v. Baird, the United States Supreme Court decides that unmarried persons have the right to possess contraceptives
1975 A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels
1978 Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico
1982 NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3
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
1989 Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player's skate accidentally slits his throat
1992 USAir Flight 405 crashes shortly after takeoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport, leading to a number of studies into the effect that ice has on aircraft
1992 Fall of communism in Albania: The Democratic Party of Albania wins a decisive majority in the parliamentary election
1993 The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path
1995 Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in space
1997 Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women's World Figure Skating Champion
1997 The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to Earth
2004 Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles
2006 Three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the murder of their colleague, American Tom Fox
2013 At least 37 people are killed and 200 are injured after a fire destroys a camp containing Burmese refugees near Ban Mae, Thailand
2014 At least 35 people die in Balochistan, Pakistan, in a collision between a petrol tanker and two buses
2014 Forty-three people are killed in a mudflow near Oso, Washington
2014 Turtle Canyon is opened in Newport, Kentucky