History March 22nd

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  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    0752 - Stephen II elected Catholic Pope (or 23rd)
    1349 - Townspeople of Fulda Germany massacre Jews (blamed for black death)
    1457 - Gutenberg Bible became the 1st printed book
    1556 - Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury
    1622 - 1st Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown Va; 347 slain
    1630 - 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)
    1638 - Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Mass Bay Colony
    1733 - Joseph Priestly invents carbonated water (seltzer)
    1765 - Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists
    1778 - Capt Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state
    1794 - Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries
    1841 - Cornstarch patented (Orlando Jones)
    1861 - 1st US nursing school chartered
    1871 - William Holden of NC becomes 1st governor removed by impeachment
    1872 - Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employment
    1873 - Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico
    1882 - Congress outlaws polygamy (again); bad news for Mormons
    1903 - Niagara Falls runs out of water because of a drought
    1914 - World's 1st airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins
    1922 - British court sentences Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years in prison
    1933 - FDR makes wine and beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
    1935 - Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (NY)
    1939 - Lithuania state, forced to give Memel territory to Germany
    1941 - Grand Coulee Dam in Washington goes into operation
    1943 - SS police chief Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children
    1945 - Arab League forms with adoption of a charter in Cairo Egypt
    1946 - 1st US rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)
    1946 - Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan
    1947 - President Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty
    1953 - Anton¡n Z potocky chosen as president of Czechoslovakia
    1954 - 1st shopping mall opened in Southfield, Mich
    1960 - 1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes
    1965 - US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong
    1972 - Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)
    1975 - Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens
    1977 - Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India
    1979 - Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt
    1981 - 1st class postage raised to 18› from 15›
    1981 - Soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6
    1982 - 3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched
    1982 - Iran offensive against Iraq
    1985 - NASA launches Intelsat VA
    1988 - Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill
    1991 - Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at U of Va seizing drugs
    1991 - Pamela Smart (HS teacher) found guilty in NH of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband
    1993 - Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS
    1994 - Soyuz TM-21 lands
    1996 - STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit
    1997 - Comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU)