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Terrorist attack on London's Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament

A terrorist attack took place in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster in London, a seat of the British Parliament. The attacker drove a car into pedestrians on the pavement along the south side of Westminster Bridge and Bridge Street, killing 5 people and injuring 49.

Brussels terrorist attacks

Three suicide bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem and one at Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels. 32 civilians and 3 perpetrators were killed, and more than 300 persons were injured. The responsibility for the attacks was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

New York lifts subway fare from $2.50 to the current level of $2.75

The price of a single New York City subway or bus ride increased from $2.50 to $2.75 per ride. It was the 5th price increase in the past 8 years. According to New York Post, the fare hike covered only the raises of Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees.

Oso mudslide

A major landslide occurred 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Oso, Washington, United States, on March 22, 2014, at 10:37 a.m. local time. A portion of an unstable hill collapsed, sending mud and debris to the south across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, engulfing a rural neighborhood, and covering an area of approximately 1 square mile (2.6 km2). Forty-three people were killed and 49 homes and other structures destroyed.

Video game Angry Birds Space is released

Angry Birds Space is a physics-based puzzle game and the fifth game in the Angry Birds video game series. It is developed and published by Rovio Entertainment. The game was featured in NASA videos and the game features NASA spacecraft that when found unlock unique levels.

Video game Crysis 2 is released

Crysis 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Crytek, published by Electronic Arts and released in North America, Australia, and Europe in March 2011 for MS Windows, PS3, and X360. Officially announced in June 2009, the game is the second main installment of the Crysis series, and is the sequel to the 2007 video game Crysis.

Video game The Sims Medieval is released

The Sims Medieval is a video game that was released in March 2011, by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and iOS, part of The Sims series. It was available for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone in March 2013. Set in medieval times, it allows the player to build a kingdom through quest-driven gameplay.

Video game Angry Birds Rio is released

Angry Birds Rio is the third puzzle video game in the Angry Birds series, developed by Rovio Entertainment. Based on Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio was released for devices using Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Mac OS X in March 2011. The game was released as a marketing tie-in with the 20th Century Fox animated films Rio and Rio 2.

Google angers China by shifting service to Hong Kong, avoiding web censorship

Searching via all Google search sites, including Google Mobile, was moved from mainland China to Hong Kong. Subsequently, searching via all Google search sites in all languages was banned in mainland China. Any attempt to search using Google resulted in a DNS error.

Video game Resident Evil is released

Resident Evil, known in Japan as Bio Hazard, is a survival horror video game developed and released by Capcom originally for the PlayStation in 1996 and is the first game in the Resident Evil series. It is Capcom's best-selling debut game, with sales of over 8.5 million copies worldwide.

First Pentium processor is released

The Intel Company introduced its first processor with the P5 architecture, better known as the Pentium. It was probably the best-known series of processors in history. Although Intel still sold processors called Pentium today, their architecture is different. The true Pentium series ended in 2006.


Clint Malarchuk suffers life-threatening injury during NHL game

During a game between the St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres, Steve Tuttle's skate blade hit the right front side of Malarchuk's neck. The injury was so serious, that Malarchuk believed he was going to die. Fortunately, his life was saved due to quick action by the team's athletic trainer, Jim Pizzutelli.


Bryan Trottier scores a goal 5 seconds into game

Playing for the New York Islanders, Bryan Trottier scored a goal five seconds into the game against the Boston Bruins at Boston Garden, tying record for fastest goal to start a game. The 1st player who scored the quickest goal in a NHL match was Doug Smail for the Winnipeg Jets.

Actress Reese Witherspoon is born

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She is the recipient of several awards, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a BAFTA Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. She began her career as a child actress, making her professional screen debut in The Man in the Moon in 1991.

The 20th Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 1975 was the 20th edition of the contest hosted by SR and held in Stockholm, Sweden. ABBA's victory in Brighton the previous year gave Sweden the right to host the contest for the first time. The Contest was won by Teach-In, who sang "Ding-a-dong" in English, representing the Netherlands.


Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley

Muhammad Ali knocked out Zora Folley in the 7th round. The fight took place at Madison Square Garden, New York, and it was Ali's last boxing match before his suspension from boxing, as he refused to be drafted to army service.

Beatles release 1st album "Please Please Me"

"Please Please Me" is the debut studio album by English rock band the Beatles. Parlophone rush-released the album in March 1963 in the United Kingdom to capitalize on the success of their singles "Please Please Me" which was No. 1 on most lists though only No. 2 on Record Retailer, and "Love Me Do".

Laser is patented

American physicists Arthur Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes patented the laser. However, another American, Gordon Gould, invented the same device independently of them. This led to the twenty-eight-year lawsuit. The term "laser" is an acronym for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation."

Elvis Presley releases "All Shook Up"

"All Shook Up" is a song recorded by Elvis Presley, published by Elvis Presley Music, and composed by Otis Blackwell. The single topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in April 1957, staying there for 8 weeks. It also topped the Billboard R&B chart for 4 weeks, becoming Presley's second single to do so, and peaked at No. 1 on the country chart as well.

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is born

English composer, Lloyd Webber was born in Kensington, London into a musician family. He began writing his own music and visiting performances at an early age. He wrote several successful musicals, with many songs being recorded an becoming hits worldwide. He received a knighthood for services to Music and numerous awards.

Author James Patterson is born

Patterson was born and grew up in Newburgh, NY. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattan College and later also Masters degree at Vanderbilt University. He wrote several series of novels and even though being criticized by many, became very successful. He received the Literarian Award from National Book Foundation.

Actor William Shatner is born

William Shatner OC is a Canadian actor, author, producer, and director. In his seven decades of television, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the Star Trek franchise.

American physicist Burton Richter is born

He is known as one of the co-discoverers of the J/psi meson. The particle was discovered independently by two teams. Richter was head of a research group from Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The other group at the Brookhaven National Laboratory was led by Samuel Ting. The discovery started rapid changes in high-energy physics, often called November Revolution.

American-Israeli physicist Nathan Rosen is born

He is known for the Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen paradox or EPR paradox. It was a thought experiment devised to prove that the quantum mechanics (or at least so-called Copenhagen interpretation) does not describe reality satisfactory. According to the paradox, the quantum mechanics allows information to travel by infinitesimal speed. According to the theory of relativity, such thing is impossible.

Lumiere brothers show their first movie "Employees Leaving the Lumiere Factory"

Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory, a French short black-and-white silent documentary film directed and produced by Louis Lumière, is often referred to as the 1st real motion picture ever made. However, Louis Le Prince's Roundhay Garden Scene pre-dated it by 7 years.

Stamp Act passes

The Stamp Act imposed a direct tax on the colonies of British America and required many printed materials in the colonies to be produced on stamped paper produced in London. The purpose of the tax was to help pay for troops stationed in North America after the British victory in the Seven Years' War.

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