Find Out What happened 22nd March Major News Stories include 3.2% Beer And Wine Sales Made Legal,Profumo Affair, The Beatles' first album, "Please Please Me," is released, Martin Luther King Jr. was convicted for violating Alabama's anti-boycott law when he organized a boycott of all city buses in Montgomery, Basque Separatist Group ETA announced a permanent cease-fire, The House passes the healthcare reform bill
1963 England The Beatles Please Please Me Album Released
22nd March, 1963: The Beatles' first album, "Please Please Me," is released following the success of the singles "Please Please Me" and "Love Me Do" earlier in Great Britain.
The Songs included on the original album included
Please Please Me
Do You Want to Know a Secret
I Saw Her Standing There
Twist and Shout
Love Me Do
Ask Me Why
A Taste of Honey
Baby It's You
P.S. I Love You
There's a Place
Most of the songs from the "Please Please Me" album were released in the US in 1964 on Vee-Jay Records label "Introducing The Beatles".
1978 U.S.A. Flying Wallendas
22nd March, 1978: Karl Wallenda, founder of the Flying Wallendas, died after falling 10 stories off a tight-rope during a promotional appearance for the Pan American Circus while crossing between the two towers of the ten-story Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1920 U.S.A. Treaty of Versailles
22nd March, 1920: An announcement was made regarding Germany’s campaign for the revision of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. This document was intended to officially end the First World War. Germany was unsatisfied with many of the clauses written which involved agreements between it (Germany) and the countries in opposition to German forces during WWI.
1933 Germany German Ambassador to the United States
22nd March, 1933 : Hanz Luther became the new German Ambassador to the United States. He replaced Friedrich Wilheim von Pritwitz and Gaffron, two men who experienced differences with Hitler and his movement.
1933 U.S.A. 3.2% Beer And Wine Sales Made Legal
22nd March, 1933: President Roosevelt signed the bill which legalized the sale of 3.2 percent beer and wine.
1940 Italy Sister Elena Aiello
22nd March, 1940 : The bleeding that came out of the forehead of a Nun stunned both physicians and priests. Sister Elena Aiello experienced this phenomenon for the 16th consecutive Good Friday in a row. It was like a spiritual occurrence that happened on the very day of the remembrance of Jesus’ crucifixion.
1947 U.S.A. Loyalty Investigation
22nd March, 1947: President Harry S. Truman issues an executive decree establishing a sweeping loyalty investigation of federal employees who needed to demonstrate complete and unswerving loyalty to the United States.
1955 England Yalta Conference
22nd March, 1955: A statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt standing in Grosvenor Square in London, England was vandalized. “Traitor of Yalta” was written on red paint, in retaliation of Roosevelt’s suggestion that Hong Kong be handed over to China. This proposal was made during the Yalta Conference.
1956 U.S.A. Martin Luther King Jr
22nd March, 1956: Martin Luther King Jr. was convicted for violating Alabama's anti-boycott law when he organized a boycott of all city buses in Montgomery .
1960 Soviet Union Distrust Of US
22nd March, 1960: Mistrust against Americans was evident in Moscow. Veteran arms control negotiator Viktor Karpov was one such person who had been skeptical of the sincerity of the United States. He was quoted as saying that the United States did not really want to uphold the agreement to remove medium-range missiles from Europe, as planned.
1963 England Profumo Affair
22nd March, 1963: The British Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, has denied any impropriety with the model, Christine Keeler.
Later in June John Profumo did admit to having an affair with Christine Keeler and resigned from his post as British Secretary of State for War
The Profumo affair as it was known in Britain was a major news story because Christine Keeler was linked to Soviet Intelligence due to her affair with Captain Eugene Ivanov, a naval attaché at the Russian Embassy.
1970 U.S.A. Discrimination
22nd March, 1970 : In the South Carolina House of Representatives, A motion was made to fight against discrimination. This effort was made to help provide fairness to the Jews and other religious minorities.
1972 UK Northern Ireland
22nd March, 1972: The Irish and British leaders had met in hopes that British secret political proposals would be made known (to Irish, to public). The purpose of this meeting was to stop the fighting within the province of Northern Ireland.
1972 U.S.A. The Equal Rights Amendment
22nd March, 1972: The Equal Rights Amendment which provided for the legal equality of the sexes and prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex was passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification. .
Additionally, a petition was also made requesting Nixon to ask the Soviet Union to also not discriminate against Jews. The most common form of being treated unfairly was when minorities such as Jews would attempt to participate in cultural and educational activities (particular those of higher education).
1981 Columbia U.S. Yacht Coral Sea
22nd March, 1981: The U.S. Yacht Coral Sea along with its 12-person crew was detained in Columbia for ten days. On March 12, The Coral Sea was on its way to Cayman Island for a treasure-hunt expedition when it was captured by a Columbian patrol boat. Finally, on today in 1981 it was released.
1991 Iraq Food Shipment Ban Lifted
22nd March, 1991: UN diplomats advocated a lift on the ban of food shipments to the Iraq. A debate was taking place regarding whether or not to also allow fuel and other useful goods into the country as well.
This particular decision was being discussed shortly after two Iraqi planes were shot down by Americans after a temporary cease-fire was made. (Americans had made no official agreement to completely stop attacking fixed Iraqi wing aircraft at this time.)
1991 U.S.A. Pamela Smart Convicted
22nd March, 1991: Pamela Smart is convicted for conspiring with her 16-year-old student lover, William Flynn, and three friends to kill her husband, Gregory Smart, in Derry, New Hampshire.
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1995 U.S.A. Colin Ferguson Sentenced
22nd March, 1995: Colin Ferguson who had murdered six people and injured nineteen others on when he pulled out a gun and fired on other passengers on the Long Island Rail Road in Garden City, New York on December 7, 1993. is sentenced to life in prison.
2002 Belgium NATO
22nd March, 2002: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) officials are working towards greater cooperation with the Former Soviet Union. This action was made top priority, as U.S. officials were planning to arrive in Tbilisi, Georgia (city in country South of Russia) this same week.
2002 England "Miss B" Granted Right To Die
22nd March, 2002: A landmark case in British Law comes to it's final conclusion when Dame Elizabeth gave Miss B the legal right to die by having her treatment withdrawn and be transferred to another hospital which would treat her according to her wishes "and permit her life to end peacefully and with dignity".
Just over one month later Miss B died peacefully in her sleep after exercising her right to have all artificial ventilation withdrawn
2006 Spain Basque Separatist Group ETA
22nd March, 2006: The Basque separatist group ETA which had been using kidnappings, assassinations, violence and murder to achieve it's goal of sovereignty and self-determination for the Basque Region of Spain announced a permanent cease-fire with Spain.
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2008 Europe Moscow opposes Kosovan independence
22nd March, 2008 : Serb officials have welcomed the support of Russia in opposition to Kosovo's
independence. The Belgrade-based daily
Press has said that Russia supported Serbia's desire to retrieve Kosovo, but Serbia
is now under pressure from
Washington and Brussels to stop the violence that started on March 17th. An
aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has
described the Western recognition of Kosovo as 'a cocked gun ready for firing.'
2010 United States The House passes the healthcare reform bill
22nd March, 2010 : The House of Representatives has voted to pass the landmark healthcare reform
bill. The bill was passed by 219 votes to
212, with no Republican backing. It will extend healthcare coverage to 32 million
uninsured Americans, and marks the biggest
change to the U.S. system in decades. Nancy Pelosi has compared it to the establishment
of Medicare and Social Security.
Portugal 2012 Portugal Public Sector Workers Begin Strike in Portugal
22nd March, 2012 : Public sector workers in Portugal have begun a strike against governmental austerity measures that would cut jobs and raise taxes. Teachers, transportation workers, and hospital staff all participated in the strikes putting strain on commuters and healthcare services, as well as closing schools. The strike was the second in a period of four months.
United States 2013 United States Air Traffic Control Towers Closed
22nd March, 2013 : The US's FAA announced plans to close 149 air traffic control towers after budget cuts that took place during the month of March placed strain on the department's budget.
Today's Born this day is an interesting duo of two of the most prolific and well known composers in modern times whose backgrounds could not be more different.
Celebrating Birthday's Today Stephen Sondheim Born: Stephen Joshua Sondheim, March 22nd 1930, New York City Early Life : He grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and later on a farm in Pennsylvania and in his Biography "Stephen Sondheim: A Life" portrayed his childhood as isolated and emotionally neglected, but he was befriended the late graet playwright Oscar Hammerstein II who helped him develope a love for musical theater. He graduated from the New York Military Academy in 1946. Known For : As an American composer and lyricist for stage and film, with some of the best known Follies, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and Assassins. He is the winner of an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards (nine, more than any other composer), multiple Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize. In addition to musical theatre his music includes Five songs for Warren Beatty's film Dick Tracy including "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)", songs for other movies and TV include The Birdcage, Reds. His one popular chart success is "Send in the Clowns" from the 1973 musical A Little Night Music. which has been recorded by artists including Frank Sinatra, Judy Collins, Grace Jones , Elaine Paige, Barbra Streisand and Howard Keel. The video is from Barbra Streisand singing "Send in the Clowns"
Celebrating Birthday's Today Andrew Lloyd Webber Born: 22nd March 1948, Kensington, London, England Early Life : born in London, the son of Jean Hermione a violinist and pianist, and William Lloyd Webber a composer. Andrew Lloyd Webber was encouraged by parents and other family members from an early age in his musical aspirations and studied at Royal College of Music prior to pursuing his interest in musical theatre. Known For : Primarily a composer who is also known for his joint work with lyricist Tim Rice. His Music includes , The second name or names are the lyricists associated with the work.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Webber / Rice.
Jesus Christ Superstar Webber / Rice.
The Likes of Us Webber / Rice.
Cats Webber / T. S. Eliot and Trevor Nunn.
Evita Webber / Rice.
Aspects of Love Webber / Don Black and Charles Hart.
Cats Webber / Don Black .
Starlight Express Webber / Richard Stilgoe .
The Phantom of the Opera Webber / Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe .
As you can see from the list above his works have included some of the most financially and successfull Musicals of the modern era which have won him Academy Award, Golden Globe, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards many shared with the lyricists who worked on the project with him.
Many of the singles from the musicals have gone on to become top ten sellers around the world including Any Dream Will Do, I Don't Know How to Love Him, Don't Cry for Me Argentina, "The Phantom of the Opera" recorded by various artists.