What Happened on March 22


Historical Events

1862 – San Marino and Italy conclude treaty of friendship and cooperation
1943 – Dutch SS police chief Hans Albin Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children
1957 – Earthquake shakes San Francisco
1960 – 1st patent for lasers granted to Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes
1975 – “Letter for Queen Victoria” opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 performances
1991 – Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at University of Virginaa, seizing drugs

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Famous Birthdays

1909 – Gabrielle Roy, French Canadian author (The Tin Flute, Street of Riches), born in St. Boniface, Manitoba (d. 1973)
1915 – Forest ‘Bud’ Sagendorf, American cartoonist (Popeye), born in Wenatchee, Washington (d. 1994)
1922 – Stewart Stern, American screenwriter (Rebel Without A Cause), born in New York City (d. 2015)
1941 – Jeremy Clyde, English pop singer and guitarist (Chad and Jeremy – “A Summer Song”) and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
1947 – Patrick Olive, Grenadian percussionist (Hot Chocolate – “You Sexy Thing”), born in Grenada
1970 – Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer-songwriter

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Famous Deaths

1661 – Hendrick Uylenburgh, Dutch art dealer who launched Rembrandt and others, buried at about 73
1824 – Johann Melchior Dreyer, German composer, dies at 76
1923 – Théophile Delcassé, French statesman (Entente Cordiale), dies at 71
2003 – Terry Lloyd, English reporter (b. 1952)
2005 – Rod Price, British rock and blues guitar and slide guitar player (Foghat, 1971-80 – “Slow Ride”), dies of a heart attack at 57
2020 – Stan Bronstein, American rock saxophonist (Elephant’s Memory), dies at 81

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