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Infoplease - This Day in History

Events from This Day in History from the Editors of Infoplease

Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:00:00 UTC

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March 22, 1765: The Stamp Act was enacted on the American colonies by Britain.

March 22, 1820: U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed in a duel with dishonored former Chesapeake captain James Barron.

March 22, 1894: The first Stanley Cup championship game was played. The Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (which won the cup unchallenged the previous year) triumphed over the Ottawa Capitals.

March 22, 1895: Auguste and Louis Lumiere first demonstrated motion pictures using celluloid film in Paris.

March 22, 1972: Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment and sent it to be ratified by the states. The amendment would fail to get the required 38 states to ratify it.

March 22, 1997: Comet Hale-Bopp made its closest approach to Earth in the skies over the northern hemisphere. The comet’s next pass is predicted for the year 4397.