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March 22, 2026

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Historical events this day: (from Wikipedia)

  • 238Gordian I is forced by a group of Roman aristocrats to proclaim himself emperor, hoping to overthrow the usurper Maximinus Thrax. When Gordianus sends word of this to the senate, their response is to name both him and his son Gordian II to emperor. Since the son has fallen three weeks later in battle against Maximinus Thrax, however, Gordianus I commits suicide, to escape Maximinus' revenge.
  • 1604 - The Swedish Prime Minister, Duke Karl, who has been Sweden's regent since King Sigismund's deposition 1599, recognized as king of Sweden with the name Charles IX during a Riksdag in Norrköping. His son Gustav (II) Adolf becomes heir to the throne and upon Karl's death in 1611 he takes over the throne, even though he is barely 17 years old at the time.
  • 1837 - The marketplace Jyväskylä in Central Finland gets city privilege. The town was granted market rights in 1801 and, after receiving city privileges, began to grow properly, so much so that Finland's first Finnish-language educational facility was established in the town in 1858.
  • 1862 - Italy admits San Marino independence, but as an Italian protectorate.[5] Thus, San Marino remains independent, while the other small states on the Apennine peninsula are included in the newly formed one Italian kingdom.
  • 1895 - The French brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière organizes the world's first screening of moving pictures. This screening takes place in front of a smaller, private audience and the first public screening of the film in front of a paying audience takes place on December 28 of the same year.
  • 1925 - Japan's first radio broadcast takes place from the shrine NHK) is founded.
  • 1933 - Just over a month and a half after that Adolf Hitler have took power in Germany lets the SS chief Heinrich Himmler establish the first concentration camp in Germany, which gets the name Dachau, as it is outside this city two miles north of Munich in Bavaria. This camp is mainly used for people who are politically oppositional, criminals, "work shy" and Roma and until the end of the Second World War in 1945 a total of 200,000 people are interned here, of which just over 30,000 die of starvation, disease and abuse, while a few thousand become shot dead. The Nazis performed various experiments on the camp's prisoners, and although this camp also later received gas chambers, several factors indicate that they were not intended (or did not have time to start being used) to gas people to death.
  • 1945 - Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria join together to form Arab League, based in Cairo. The federation will be a counterpart to the Council of Europe and a local United Nations, which will work for peace and economic cooperation between the member states. During the following 30-year period, an average of one new member state is added every two years (between 1979 and 1989, Egypt is outside the federation).
  • 1963 - The British pop group The Beatles releases his debut album Please Please Me with Love Me Do and 12 other songs on the record label Parlophone. Eight of the fourteen songs are written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and the record stays on the charts for 30 weeks – only to be pushed out by the Beatles' next album With the Beatles.
  • 1996
    • Ingvar Carlsson resigns both as party leader of the Social Democrats and as Sweden's prime minister. He is succeeded in both positions by Goran Persson, since the day before the Riksdag had approved him as Carlsson's successor as prime minister. He will hold this post for over ten years (to the parliamentary elections in autumn 2006) and he sits on the party leader post until spring 2007, when he resigns as a result of the Social Democrats' defeat in the election.
    • Then the Swedish 50 kroner note with the king Gustav III which motif has been removed since 1990 begins Swedish National Bank this day issue a new 50-kronor note, this time with the 19th-century opera singer Jenny Lind as a motive. After the 100 note with Carl Linnaeus from 1986 and "the twenty” with Selma Lagerlöf from 1991, this is the third Swedish banknote, which does not have royalty as a motif.
  • 2016The terrorist attacks in Brussels in 2016.
  • 2017The attack in London in March 2017.
  • 2019The US investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election submitted to the Minister of Justice William Barr and ends after two years without any evidence for the theory of ties between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign be found.[6][7]