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Today is Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Events
1998 wins Standard Register PING Golf
1998 18th Golden Raspberry Awards
1997 Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Tara Lipinski (USA)
1997 Comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU)
1997 "Sunset Boulevard," closes at Minskoff NYC after 977 performances
1996 STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit
1996 Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl
1995 Deputy Gov of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist
1994 Soyuz TM-21 lands
1994 South African Govt/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland
1994 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
1994 Dutch Ambassador to US christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton)
1993 Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS
1992 US Air NY to Cleveland crashes on take off at LaGuardia, 27 die
1992 Record producer Lou Adler weds Paige Hannah (Daryl's sister)
1992 Joseph A Molloy elected NY Yankee general partner
1992 England beat South Africa in rain-ruined cricket World Cup semi final
1992 Danielle Ammaccapane wins Standard Register Ping Golf Championship
1992 "Private Lives" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 37 performances
1991 Pamela Smart (HS teacher) found guilty in NH of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband
1991 NY Daily News begins using motto "Forward with NY"
1991 Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at U of Va seizing drugs
1990 The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games
1990 Anchorage jury finds Capt Hazelwood innocent of Valdez oil spill
1990 "Les Miserables," opens at Shunert Theatre, Boston
1990 "Grapes of Wrath" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 188 performances
1989 US Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of NYC Board of Estimate
1989 Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years
1988 WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final
1988 Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill
1987 Betsy King wins LPGA Circle K Tucson Golf Open
1986 Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1986 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Geneva won by Debi Thomas (USA)
1986 Kania skates ladies world record 1500m (1:59.30)
1986 Ice Pairs Championship at Geneva won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS)
1986 Heart's "These Dreams," single goes #1
1986 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
1986 Ehrig skates ladies world record 5 km (7:20.99)
1985 NASA launches Intelsat VA
1984 Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL rec scores 5 seconds into game
1983 Chaim Herzog elected Israeli president
1982 3rd Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 3 launched
1982 Iran offensive against Iraq
1982 3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched
1981 First Class Postage raised from 15 cents to 18 cents.
1981 Soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6.
1981 Toshihiko Seko runs world record 25k (1:13:55.8)/30k (1:29:18.8)
1981 Soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6
1981 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Desert Inn Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1981 1st class postage raised to 18› from 15›
1979 NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers)
1979 Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt
1978 Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm & Market, dedicated.
1978 Rutle's "All You Need is Cash" is show on NBC-TV
1978 Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm & Market, SF, dedicated
1978 France performs nuclear test
1977 Uyl govt falls
1977 Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India
1977 Dutch Den Uyl government falls
1975 Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens
1975 Teach-In wins Eurovision Song Festival with "Dinge-Dong"
1975 Delta State beats Immaculata for the women's AIAW championship
1975 "Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 perfs
1975 "Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 5 performances
1975 "Dinge-competed" wins Eurovisie Song festival
1972 Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle
1972 Nick Mileti purchases Cleve Indians for $9 million
1972 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP
1972 Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)
1972 "Selling of the President" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 5 perfs
1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1970 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1970 "Blood Red Roses" opens & closes at John Golden Theater NYC
1969 31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years
1969 "Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 7 performances
1969 "Billy" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 1 performance
1968 President Johnson's daughter, Lynda, ordered off Cable Car because she was eating an ice cream cone (no food on cars!).
1968 Student riot in Nanterre near Paris
1968 Lynda Johnson ordered off SF cable car for eating an ice cream cone
1968 Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia
1967 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1965 US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong
1965 D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
1964 Carol Mann wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open Invitational
1964 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section
1963 Beatles release their first album, Please Please Me
1963 Oregon State's Terry Baker becomes 1st & only Heisman Trophy winner
1963 Brit Min of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
1963 Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
1962 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert NYC for 300 perfs
1960 Schawlow and Townes obtain a patent for the laser.
1960 AL Schawlow & C H Townes obtain patent for the laser
1960 1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament
1958 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1958 Liz Taylor's 3rd divorce (Mike Todd)
1958 Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi-Arabia
1958 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72
1957 Earthquake gives San Francisco the shakes.
1957 Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
1957 Earthquake gives SF shakes
1956 Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis Jr premieres in NYC
1956 Death penalty against KPM-director L‚on Jungschlaeger
1956 "Mr Wonderful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances
1954 1st shopping mall opened in Southfield, Mich
1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
1953 Antonˇn Z potocky chosen as president of Czechoslovakia
1952 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
1947 President Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty
1946 Jordan (formerly Transjordan) gains independence from Britain.
1946 Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan
1946 1st US rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)
1945 Arab League is founded
1945 US 3rd Army crosses Rhine at Nierstein
1945 Arab League forms with adoption of a charter in Cairo Egypt
1944 600+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Berlin
1943 SS police chief Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children
1943 Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium
1943 Dutch work week extended to 54 hour
1942 Heavy German assault on Malta
1941 Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state goes into operation
1941 Grand Coulee Dam in Washington goes into operation
1939 Lithuania state, forced to give Memel territory to Germany
1935 Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (NY)
1934 Fire destroys Hakodate Japan (kills 1,500, injures 1,000)
1934 1st Masters golf championship began in Augusta, Ga
1933 FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
1929 USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
1929 KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
1929 66 horses run in Irish Grand National Sweepstakes
1928 No‰l Coward's musical "This Year of Grace," premieres in London
1927 Federico Garcˇa Lorca's "El Maleficio," premieres in Madrid
1922 British court sentences Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years in prison
1914 World's 1st airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins
1903 Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought
1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) tickets 1st go on sale
1896 Charilaos Vasilakos wins 1st marathon (3:18)
1895 Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience
1894 Stanley Cup: Mont AAA beat Ottawa Generals, 3-1 (1st Cup game ever)
1888 English Football League established
1882 Congress outlaws polygamy. Male longevity increases.
1882 Edmunds Act adopted by US to suppress polygamy in the territories
1882 Congress outlaws polygamy (again); bad news for Mormons
1874 Young Men's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC
1873 Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico
1872 Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employment
1871 William Holden of NC becomes 1st governor removed by impeachment
1865 Raid at Wilson's: Chickaswas AL to Macon GA
1862 San Marino & Italy conclude treaty of friendship & cooperation
1861 1st US nursing school chartered
1841 Cornstarch patented (Orlando Jones)
1822 NY Horticultural Society founded
1822 Gioacchino Rossini marries Isabella Colbran in Bologna
1794 Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries
1790 Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State
1778 Captain Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state
1778 Capt Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state
1775 Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the English parliament
1765 Britain enacts the now infamous Stamp Act
1765 Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists
1733 Joseph Priestly (father of soda pop) invents carbonated water.
1733 Joseph Priestly invents carbonated water (seltzer)
1692 Emperor Leopold I names duke Earnest August of Braunschweig, king
1680 Parliament of Breisach accept French sovereignty over Elzas
1638 Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Mass Bay Colony
1630 1st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)
1622 1st Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown Va; 347 slain
1621 Massasoit & Pilgrims agree on league of friendship (Plymouth)
1621 Hugo de Grote escapes in bookcase from Loevenstein castle, Neth
1594 French King Henri IV festival in Paris
1556 Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury
1457 Gutenberg Bible became the 1st printed book
1349 Townspeople of Fulda Germany massacre Jews (blamed for black death)
752 Stephen II elected Catholic Pope (or 23rd)

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