THIS DAY IN HISTORY 22/03


This day in #history 22/03

MARCH 22ND


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1775 – Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the Westminster Parliament

1790 – Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State under President Washington

1873 – Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico

1888 – English Football League established

945 – Arab League forms with adoption of a charter in Cairo Egypt

1975 – Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens

1977 – Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India

1994 – South African government/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland

2012 – Largest protest in Quebec’s history occurs in Montreal with over 200,000 people marching against government tuition hikes and for free access to post-secondary education

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1976 – Reese Witherspoon, American actress

FAMOUS DEATHS

1958 – Michael Todd, producer (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 56

2004 – Ahmed Yassin, Palestinian co-founder of Hamas (b. ca. 1937)

FAMOUS WEDDING

1916 – British writer (‘Lord of the Rings’), poet and professor J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick

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