On This Day in History, March 22

World Water Day, is held on the 22nd of March each year. A day set aside to advocate for sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Get a chance to learn the major events that made headlines on this day, March 22 in history. Here is a list for you!

  • 1903 -US Anthracite Coal Commission, set up by President Theodore Roosevelt, submitted its recommendations for shorter hours, a 10-per cent wage increase, and an ‘open shop’.
  • 1920 -An announcement was made regarding Germany’s campaign for the revision of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.
  • 1933 -Hanz Luther became the new German Ambassador to the United States.
  • 1933 -President Roosevelt signed the bill which legalized the sale of 3.2 percent beer and wine.
  • 1941 – James Stewart was inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II.
  • 1955 -Vandalism of the statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt standing in Grosvenor Square, London.
  • 1956 -Martin Luther King Jr. was convicted for violating Alabama’s anti-boycott law.
  • 1960 -Mistrust against Americans was evident in Moscow.
  • 1960 -1st patent for lasers was granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes.
  • 1972 -The Equal Rights Amendment, which provided for the legal equality of the sexes and prohibit discrimination on the basis of the same, was passed in the U.S.
  • 1972 -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP.
  • 1981 -The U.S. Yacht Coral Sea along with its 12-person crew was detained in Colombia for ten days.
  • 1989 – Pete Rozelle announced retirement as NFL commissioner.
  • 1993 – Intel introduced Pentium-processor 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS.
  • 2010 – US House passed the healthcare reform bill.
  • 2013 – American rock band, “My Chemical Romance” announced their separation.
  • 2013 -The US’s FAA announced its plans to close 149 air traffic control towers
  • 2018 -US President Donald Trump imposed $60 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports.
  • 2020 -India put 1 billion people under a daytime curfew to curb COVID-19.
  • 2021 -World’s largest painting “The Journey of Humanity” by Sacha Jafri was sold in Dubai for $62m to raise funds for children’s charities.

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