What Happened On This Day – March 22
1997 Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest female figure skating world champion
The American athlete won the 1997 World Figure Skating Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland at the age of 14 years and 10 months.
1993 The Intel Corporation produces the first Pentium microprocessor
Intel holds about 80% of the world market share in the PC microprocessor business.
1963 The Beatles release their first album
Please Please Me, which included the hit single “Love Me Do” is regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time.
1960 The laser is patented
Charles Hard Townes and Arthur Leonard Schawlow received the first patent for their device, although Gordon Gould had previously filed a patent application for a similar contraption, which was turned down.
1945 The Arab League is founded
The organization was founded to promote political, economic, and cultural collaboration amongst its member states, which include 21 African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries, from Mauritania in the west to Oman in the east.
Births On This Day – March 22
1976 Reese Witherspoon
American actress, producer
1948 Andrew Lloyd Webber
English director, composer
1936 Ron Carey
American union leader
1930 Stephen Sondheim
American composer, songwriter
1923 Marcel Marceau
French mime, actor
Deaths On This Day – March 22
2009 Abismo Negro
2009 Jade Goody
English nurse, author
2001 William Hanna
American animator, director, producer, actor, co-founded Hanna-Barbera
1832 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
German writer, scientist
1820 Stephen Decatur
American navy officer