Today in History, English
Today in History, English

31901March 22Event1984 – Teachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.
31902March 22Event1989 – Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player's skate accidentally slits his throat.
31903March 22Event1992 – USAir Flight 405 crashes shortly after takeoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport, leading to a number of studies into the effect that ice has on aircraft.
31904March 22Event1992 – Fall of communism in Albania: The Democratic Party of Albania wins a decisive majority in the parliamentary election.
31905March 22Event1993 – The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
31906March 22Event1995 – Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in space.
31907March 22Event1997 – Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest women's World Figure Skating Champion.
31908March 22Event1997 – The Comet Hale–Bopp has its closest approach to Earth.
31909March 22Event2004 – Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
31910March 22Event2006 – Three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the murder of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
31911March 22Event2013 – At least 37 people are killed and 200 are injured after a fire destroys a camp containing Burmese refugees near Ban Mae, Thailand.
31912March 22Event2013 – American rock band, My Chemical Romance, announced their break-up on their website.
31913March 22Event2014 – Forty-three people are killed in a mudflow near Oso, Washington.
31914March 22Event2014 – At least 251 people die when a boat capsizes in Lake Albert.
31915March 22Birth841 – Bernard Plantapilosa, French son of Bernard of Septimania (d. 885)
31916March 22Birth875 – William I, Duke of Aquitaine (d. 918)
31917March 22Birth1212 – Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
31918March 22Birth1366 – Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician, Earl Marshal of the United Kingdom (d. 1399)
31919March 22Birth1394 – Ulugh Beg, Persian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1449)
31920March 22Birth1459 – Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1519)
31891March 22Event1943 – World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces.
31892March 22Event1945 – The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
31893March 22Event1954 – Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
31894March 22Event1960 – Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser
31895March 22Event1963 – The Beatles' first album, Please Please Me, is released in the United Kingdom.
31896March 22Event1972 – The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
31897March 22Event1972 – In Eisenstadt v. Baird, the United States Supreme Court decides that unmarried persons have the right to possess contraceptives.
31898March 22Event1975 – A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
31899March 22Event1978 – Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
31900March 22Event1982 – NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.

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