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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-pass-stamp-act

Automotive
1983 : The origins of the Hummer
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-origins-of-the-hummer

Civil War
1817 : Confederate General Braxton Bragg is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/braxton-bragg-born

Cold War
1947 : Truman orders loyalty checks of federal employees
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-orders-loyalty-checks-of-federal-employees

Crime
1984 : Teachers are indicted at the McMartin Preschool
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/teachers-are-indicted-at-the-mcmartin-preschool

Disaster
1859 : Earthquake destroys landmarks in Quito, Ecuador
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-destroys-landmarks-in-quito-ecuador

General Interest
1820 : Naval hero killed in duel
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/naval-hero-killed-in-duel
1945 : Arab League formed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/arab-league-formed
1972 : Equal Rights Amendment passed by Congress
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/equal-rights-amendment-passed-by-congress

Hollywood
2007 : News Corporation and NBC announce new Web deal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/news-corporation-and-nbc-announce-new-web-deal

Literary
1947 : Prolific, best-selling author James Patterson is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/prolific-best-selling-author-james-patterson-is-born

Music
1930 : Stephen Sondheim is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/stephen-sondheim-is-born

Old West
1908 : Louis L'Amour born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/louis-lamour-born

Presidential
1933 : FDR legalizes sale of beer and wine
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-legalizes-sale-of-beer-and-wine

Sports
1894 : First Stanley Cup championship played
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-stanley-cup-championship-played

Vietnam War
1965 : Officials confirm "non-lethal gas" was provided
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/officials-confirm-non-lethal-gas-was-provided
1968 : Westmoreland to depart South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/westmoreland-to-depart-south-vietnam

World War I
1915 : Russians take Austrian garrison at Przemysl
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/russians-take-austrian-garrison-at-przemysl

World War II
1942 : Cripps and Gandhi meet
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cripps-and-gandhi-meet
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