March 22 Today in Worldwide History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1622 First American Indian (Powhatan) massacre of Europeans in Jamestown Virginia, 347 killed

1765 Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on American colonists, organized by Prime Minister George Grenville

1784 The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand

1832 British Parliament, led by Charles Grey, passes the Reform Act, introducing wide-ranging changes to electoral system of England and Wales, increasing electorate from about 500,000 voters to 813,000

1954 Northland Center, the world’s largest shopping mall at the time, opens in Oakpark, Michigan

1965 US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong

2018 US President Donald Trump imposes $60 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports

Today’s Historical Events

238 Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperor

752 Stephen II elected Catholic Pope (or 23rd)

871 Battle at Marton: Ethelred van Wessex beats Danish invasion army

1349 Townspeople of Fulda, Germany massacre Jews, blaming them for the Black Death

1421 Battle of Baugé – French defeat English

1556 Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury

1565 Turkish Armada leaves Constantinople bound for the siege of Malta with about 193 ships

1594 French King Henry IV festival in Paris

Today’s Historical Events in Flim and TV

1895 Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience

1928 Noël Coward‘s musical “This Year of Grace” premieres in London

1936 “The Great Ziegfeld” directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring William Powell and Luise Rainer premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1937

1941 James Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II

1944 American movie star Jimmy Stewart flies his 12th combat mission, leading the 2nd Bomb Wing in an attack on Berlin

1956 Musical “Mr Wonderful” with Sammy Davis, Jr. and father Sammy Davis, Sr. opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances

1962 Musical “I Can Get It For You Wholesale” starring Barbra Streisand in her Broadway debut, opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 300 performances

1964 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1957 “All Shook Up” single released by Elvis Presley

1963 The Beatles release their 1st album, “Please Please Me”

1969 “Come Summer” closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 7 performances

1971 6th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Lynn Anderson win

1972 Musical “The Selling of the President” opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 5 performances

1973 Joffrey Ballet revives Diaghilev’s “Parade” at The City Center, NYC

1975 “Dr Jazz” closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 5 performances

1975 “Letter for Queen Victoria” opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1894 Stanley Cup, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Hockey Club defeats Ottawa HC, 3-1 to win 3-team challenge tournament

1896 Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 at the Panhellenic Games

1907 69th Grand National: Alf Newey wins aboard 8/1 chance Eremon

1929 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett wins aboard 100/1 outsider Gregalach

1952 Wales wins Five Nations Rugby Championship, Grand Slam & Triple Crown with a 9-5 win over France at St. Helen’s Ground, Swansea

1958 20th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle, 84-72; Seattle’s future Hall of Fame small forward Elgin Baylor is named tournament MOP

1964 LPGA Western Open Women’s Golf, Scenic Hills CC: Carol Mann her 1st of 2 major titles by 2 shots from Ruth Jessen and Judy Kimball

1967 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title