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March 22, 2005

March the Twenty-second

This day in history:

March 22nd, 1457 - Gutenberg Bible became the 1st printed book 
March 22nd, 1622 - 1st Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites, Jamestown VA; 347 slain 
March 22nd, 1794 - Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries 
March 22nd, 1841 - Cornstarch patented by Orlando Jones
March 22nd, 1903 - Niagara Falls runs out of water because of a drought 
March 22nd, 1960 - 1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes 

The picture to the right was taken on March 22nd, 1962. It's of a very brave SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) member who staged a one man protest of a Ku Klux Klan rally in Georgia. While I don't condone all of the tactics the SNCC used, in this case I have to applaud the courage and dedication of this guy. I have no idea what his name is or what he's doing these days, but if someone reading this does, and sees him -- give him a pat on the back and a grin and a hearty, “Dude, you are waay cool!”

Births:
March 22nd, 1887 - Chico [Leonard] Marx
March 22nd, 1908 - Louis D L'Amour (author of more Western novels than you can shake a stick at)
March 22nd, 1923 - Marcel Marceau (!)
March 22nd, 1931 - William Shatner
March 22nd, 1948 - Andrew Lloyd Webber
March 22nd, 1959 - Matthew Modine
March 22nd, 1970 - Reggie White

Deaths:
March 22nd, 1758 - Jonathan Edwards theologian/philosopher, dies at 54 

Posted by Danny Carlton at March 22, 2005 09:18 AM

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