#JSBonThisDay: See What happen on This Day | Jeremy Spell Blog
Indians attack a group of colonists in the James River area of Virginia, killing 350 residents.
The first legislation prohibiting gambling is enacted in Boston.
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.
Frederick William abolishes serfdom on crown property in Prussia.
The Stamp Act is passed, the first direct British tax on the American colonists.
British statesman Edmund Burke makes a speech in the House of Commons, urging the government to adopt a policy of reconciliation with America.
Thomas Jefferson becomes the first U.S. Secretary of State.
Congress passes laws prohibiting slave trade with foreign countries although slavery remains legal in the United States.
Horace Greeley publishes New Yorker, a weekly literary and news magazine and forerunner of Harold Ross' more successful The New Yorker.
Japan proclaims that it is determined to keep Russia from encroaching on Korea.
The first color photograph is published in the London Daily Illustrated Mirror.
Russians troops complete the evacuation of Manchuria in the face of advancing Japanese forces.
A German Zepplin makes a night raid on Paris railway stations.
The first international airline service is inaugurated on a weekly schedule between Paris and Brussels.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill legalizing the sale and possession of beer and wine.
Persia is renamed Iran.
First U.S. built rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere reaches a 50-mile height.
The United States announces a land reform plan for Korea.
The London gold market reopens for the first time since 1939.
President Lyndon Johnson names General William Westmoreland as Army Chief of Staff.
The U.S. Senate passes the Equal Rights Amendment. The amendment fails to achieve ratification.
The Viet Cong propose a new truce with the United States and South Vietnam, which includes general elections.
A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, finds Captain Hazelwood not guilty in the Valdez oil spill.
Born on March 22
Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish artist, the namesake of the beard style.
Wilhelm I, German emperor (1871-88)
Randolph Caldecott, illustrator.
James Gavin, U.S. Army general of the 82nd Airborne Division in WWII.
Louis L'Amour, American Western novelist.
Marcel Marceau, French mime.
Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist (A Little Night Music, Passion).
Andrew Lloyd Webber, British composer (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats)