Today in history – March 22, 2019

1621 – The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.

1622 – Jamestown massacre: Algonquians kill 347 English settlers.

1630 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice and gaming tables.

1765 – The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on the American colonies.

1791 – Congress enacted legislation forbidding slave trading with foreign nations.

1871 – In North Carolina, Williams Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.

1872 – Illinois becomes the first state to require gender equality in employment.

1963 – Please Please Me, the debut album from the Beatles, is released in Britain.

1972 – Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.

1972 – In Eisenstadt v. Baird, the Supreme Court decides that unmarried persons have the right to possess contraceptives.