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On this day in history... March 22, Great Learning Opportunities!

Posted by on Mar. 22, 2012 at 5:01 AM
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Here are some events that happened today, in history- some of them are pretty interesting.  Do you think you could help your child learn about one of these events today?  Pick one and let us know how it goes!


238 – Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman Emperors.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
1873 – A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.
1888 – In England, The Football League, the world's oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
1894 – The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
1906 – First Anglo-French rugby union match 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).
1923 – The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.
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
1972 – The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
1972 – Eisenstadt v. Baird decision by the United States Supreme Court allows unmarried persons the right to 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 accidentally slits his throat.
1992 – USAir Flight 405 crashes shortly after liftoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport, leading to a number of studies into the effect that ice has on aircraft.
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 – ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire.
2006 – Three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
2009 – Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska begins erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.

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