1630 - The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlawed the possession of cards,
dice, and gaming tables.
1894 - The first championship series for Lord Stanley's Cup was played
in Montreal, Canada. The Montreal HC (Montreal Hockey Club) won the
1933 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Beer and Wine Revenue
Act, putting a federal tax on all alcoholic beverages, although prohibition
was still in effect until December, 1933.
1945 - The Arab League was founded in Cairo, Egypt.
1958 - #1 Hit March 22, 1958 - April 25, 1958: The Champs -
1960 - The first laser was patented (#2,929,922) by Arthur Schawlow
and Charles Hard Townes under the title 'Masers and Maser Communications
1963 - The Beatles' first album, Please Please Me, was released
in the United Kingdom.
1964 - #1 Hit March 21, 1964 - April 3, 1964: The Beatles -
She Loves You
1972 - The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate and
sent to the states for ratification. It never gained the 38 states
necessary to become part of the US Constitution.
1975 - #1 Hit March 22, 1975 - March 28, 1975: Frankie Valli
- My Eyes Adored You
1978 - The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash aired on NBC.
1978 - Karl Wallenda, aged 73, of The Flying Wallendas, died after
falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1980 - #1 Hit March 22, 1980 - April 18, 1980: Pink Floyd -
Another Brick in the Wall
1986 - #1 Hit March 22, 1986 - March 28, 1986: Heart - These
1991 - #1 Hit March 23, 1991 - March 29, 1991: Timmy T - One
1997 - Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, became the youngest
women's World Figure Skating Champion.
1997 - #1 Hit March 22, 1997 - May 2, 1997: Puff Daddy featuring
Mase - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down