A closer look at the key events on March 22 in history:

In 1963, The Beatles release their first album

Their debut album, “Please Please Me”, is regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time. It includes hit songs such as “Love Me Do” and “Twist and Shout”.

Please Please Me Album. Robert Wade

In 1945, The Arab League is founded

The Arab League is a regional organization made of Arab states and includes 21 African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries, from Mauritania in the west to Oman in the east. In was founded on March 18 in Cairo by Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Transjordan (now Jordan), Saudi Arabia, and Yemen to promote political, economic, and cultural collaboration amongst its member states.

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Arab League Flag. Public Domain

In 1756, Stamp Act is passed
On March 22, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which required colonists to pay a tax, represented by a stamp, on various printed papers in the colonies. It was a legislation imposed without the approval of the colonial legislatures and was not even payable in colonial currency but British sterling which was hard to get by. It became highly unpopular especially in America.

A colored version of The Repeal. – or the Funeral Procession of Miss Americ-Stamp., a famous 1760s political cartoon depicting the repeal of the Stamp Act 1765. Wikimedia Commons

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