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Saturday, March 23, 2013

March 22 - The Day in History

March 22 : General Interest
1765: Stamp Act imposed on American colonies

In an effort to raise funds to pay off debts and defend the vast new American territories won from the French in the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), the British government passes the Stamp Act on this day in 1765... read more

American Revolution
1765 : British pass Stamp Act

1983 : The origins of the Hummer

Civil War
1817 : Confederate General Braxton Bragg is born

Cold War
1947 : Truman orders loyalty checks of federal employees

1984 : Teachers are indicted at the McMartin Preschool

1859 : Earthquake destroys landmarks in Quito, Ecuador

General Interest
1820 : Naval hero killed in duel
1945 : Arab League formed
1972 : Equal Rights Amendment passed by Congress

2007 : News Corporation and NBC announce new Web deal

1947 : Prolific, best-selling author James Patterson is born

1930 : Stephen Sondheim is born

Old West
1908 : Louis L'Amour born

1933 : FDR legalizes sale of beer and wine

1894 : First Stanley Cup championship played

Vietnam War
1965 : Officials confirm "non-lethal gas" was provided
1968 : Westmoreland to depart South Vietnam

World War I
1915 : Russians take Austrian garrison at Przemysl

World War II
1942 : Cripps and Gandhi meet
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