Daniel Cohn-Bendit (Danny The Red) and 7 other students occupy the administrative offices of the University of Nanterre, setting in motion a chain of events that lead France to the brink of revolution in May.
Tuesday, March 22, 1966
In Washington, D.C., General Motors President James M. Roche appears before a Senate subcommittee, and apologizes to consumer advocate Ralph Nader for the company's intimidation and harassment caign against him.
The world's first Television program is transmitted from the Funkturm in Berlin, Germany.
Wednesday, March 22, 1933
President Franklin Roosevelt signs an amendment to the Volstead Act known as the Cullen-Harrison Act, allowing the manufacture and sale of 3.2 beer (3.2% alcohol by weight, approximately 4% alcohol by volume) and light wines. ROOSEVELT AUTHORIZES BEER SALE BY SIGNING BILL FOR 3.2 BREW, "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette", March 23, 1933, p.1.
Thursday, March 22, 1923
Hockey Night in Canada is first broadcast on the Toronto Star's private station CFCA, making the first hockey broadcast ever.
The Parliament of Great Britain passes the St Act, imposing the first direct tax levied from Great Britain on the thirteen American colonies. This is to help pay for British military operations in North America.
Saturday, March 22, 1692
The Kangxi Emperor of the Qing Dynasty issues the Edict of Toleration recognizing all the Roman Catholic Church, not just the Jesuits, and legalizing missions and their conversion of Chinese people.
Tuesday, March 22, 1689
March 12 O.S.) - Start of the Williamite War in Ireland: The deposed James II of England lands with 6,000 French soldiers in Ireland, where there is a Catholic majority, hoping to use it as the base for a counter-coup. However, many Irish Catholics see him as an agent of Louis XIV of France and refuse to support him.
Friday, March 22, 1658
The ship "Waeckende Boey" is wrecked on the coast of Java the four survivors walk overland to Jepara.