11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 22nd March

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1790 - Thomas Jefferson becomes the first U.S. Secretary of State

2. 1906 - France loses its first ever rugby game against Britain

3. 1945 - The Arab League is formed in Cairo

4. 1948 - Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is born

5. 1956 - Civil rights leader, the Reverend Martin Luther King, is convicted of organising an illegal boycott by black passengers of buses in the US state of Alabama

6. 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

7. 1963 - The British Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, denies any impropriety with the model Christine Keeler

8. 1978 - Karl Wallenda, founder of the Flying Wallendas, dies 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

9.1979 - Sir Richard Sykes, the British Ambassador to Holland, is shot dead outside his Dutch home

10. 2002 - A woman paralysed from the neck down wins the legal right to die by having her treatment withdrawn

11. 2002 - A collection of letters and cards sent by Princess Diana sells for $33,000. The letters and cards were written by a teenage Diana to a former housekeeper

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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