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On This Day In History for March 22, 2017
This is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days remaining in 2017.
- It was on this date in 1508, that Ferdinand II of Aragon commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire.
- That same date in 1630, The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
- 39 years ago today, Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3 on this date in 1982.
- On March 22, 1993, The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
- Also on March 22, 1995, Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in space.
Happy birthday goes out on this date to:
- Persian astronomer and mathematician, Ulugh Beg, born on this date in 1394.
- Born March 22, 1785, English scientist Adam Sedgwick.
- Chico Marx, American actor was born on that same date in 1887.
- American cartoonist, Bill Holman was born 114 years ago today.
- Born March 22, 1912, American actor Karl Malden.
- Marcel Marceau, the French mime and actor was born 94 years ago today.
- Russian colonel, pilot, and engineer, Yevgeny Ostashev was born 93 years ago today.
- Also born on that same date in 1931, Canadian actor, William Shatner.
- Also turning 86 today is American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate Burton Richter.
- American mathematician, computer scientist, and author, Rudy Rucker, born on this date in 1946.
- English director and composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber is 69 today.
- Also born on that same date in 1948, American journalist, Wolf Blitzer.
- American actress and producer, Reese Witherspoon is 41 today.
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- 23 – Andrew Godo
- 23 – Doug Kaye
- 23 – Steve Riekeberg a.k.a. MissingIntellect of Geek Cred
- 23 – Richard Parkman
- 25 – Nicholas St Gabriel
- 26 – Travis Tomasi
- 26 – Chuck Tomasi
- 26 – Leonard Nimoy
- 26 – Brina Baird in Hampton, VA
- 28 – Dick Balding
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And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for March 22, 2017
- The internet picked a T. rex as one of the new ‘Monopoly’ tokens
- The UK Just Granted the First License to Commercialize Controversial ‘Three-Parent’ Babies
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- The First 3D Printed Cheese Was as Bizarre As You’d Expect
- LEGO-Compatible Tape Lets You Build Gravity-Defying Inception-Style Models | Urbanist
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