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March 22: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 22

March 22nd is officially World Water Day and As Young As You Feel Day.

We’ve made it to the 81st day of the year! There are 284 days left until we reach the new year.

Those of you who were born on this day share the Aries zodiac sign.

There are so many fascinating things that happened on March 22nd, from sports and law to space and music this day has it all.

Did you know that on this day in 1963, The Beatles released their first album “Please Please Me”? Ten of the album’s tracks were recorded in just one day.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 22nd in history!

What Happened On March 22 In History?

2017

Four people died and at least 20 were injured in a terrorist attack near the Houses of Parliament in London.

The attacker crashed the car into a fence after driving into pedestrians. He then fatally stabbed an unarmed police officer. Shortly after, he was shot by an armed police officer and died at the scene.
1997

The super-bright comet “Hale-Bopp” reached its closest point to Earth at a distance of 1.215 AU, making it visible to the naked eye.

1978

Karl Wallenda, of The Flying Wallendas, died after falling off a tightrope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

He attempted to walk 121ft (37 meters) on a wire that was stretched between two buildings in San Juan, Puerto Rico but lost his balance due to strong winds.
Source NY Times
1963

The Beatles released their very first album “Please Please Me.”

1960

Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes was granted the first patent for a laser.

1946

America built the first rocket to reach an altitude of 50 miles (80 km).

1935

New York became the first US court to allow blood test results to be used as evidence.

OTD in 1935: New York became the first US court to allow blood test results to be used as evidence.
1914

The St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line became world’s first scheduled flight.

The flight was only for the brave as the plane was made of wood.
1903

The iconic Niagara Falls waterfall ran out of water during a drought.

OTD in 1903: The iconic Niagara Falls waterfall ran out of water during a drought.
All that was left was a dry cliff top. Not much of a photo opp.
1888

Aston Villa’s director, William McGregor, formed the English Football League.

This was the world's first ever football league.
1822

The New York Horticultural Society was founded.

Did you know that on this day, March 22nd 1963, The Beatles released their first album “Please Please Me”?