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#JSBonThisDay: See What happen on This Day | Jeremy Spell Blog

See What Happen Today 22, March

Indians attack a group of colonists in the James River area of Virginia, killing 350 residents.

1630

The first legislation prohibiting gambling is enacted in Boston.

1664

Charles II gives large tracts of land from west of the Connecticut River to the east of Delaware Bay in North America to his brother James, the Duke of York.

1719

Frederick William abolishes serfdom on crown property in Prussia.

1765

The Stamp Act is passed, the first direct British tax on the American colonists.

1775

British statesman Edmund Burke makes a speech in the House of Commons, urging the government to adopt a policy of reconciliation with America.

1790

Thomas Jefferson becomes the first U.S. Secretary of State.

1794

Congress passes laws prohibiting slave trade with foreign countries although slavery remains legal in the United States.

1834

Horace Greeley publishes New Yorker, a weekly literary and news magazine and forerunner of Harold Ross' more successful The New Yorker.

1901

Japan proclaims that it is determined to keep Russia from encroaching on Korea.

1904

The first color photograph is published in the London Daily Illustrated Mirror.

1907

Russians troops complete the evacuation of Manchuria in the face of advancing Japanese forces.

1915

A German Zepplin makes a night raid on Paris railway stations.

1919

The first international airline service is inaugurated on a weekly schedule between Paris and Brussels.

1933

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill legalizing the sale and possession of beer and wine.

1935

Persia is renamed Iran.

1946

First U.S. built rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere reaches a 50-mile height.

1948

The United States announces a land reform plan for Korea.

1954

The London gold market reopens for the first time since 1939.

1968

President Lyndon Johnson names General William Westmoreland as Army Chief of Staff.

1972

The U.S. Senate passes the Equal Rights Amendment. The amendment fails to achieve ratification.

1974

The Viet Cong propose a new truce with the United States and South Vietnam, which includes general elections.

1990

A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, finds Captain Hazelwood not guilty in the Valdez oil spill.

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1599

Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish artist, the namesake of the beard style.
1797

Wilhelm I, German emperor (1871-88)
1846

Randolph Caldecott, illustrator.
1907

James Gavin, U.S. Army general of the 82nd Airborne Division in WWII.
1908

Louis L'Amour, American Western novelist.
1923

Marcel Marceau, French mime.
1930

Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist (A Little Night Music, Passion).
1948

Andrew Lloyd Webber, British composer (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats)

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