On This Day in History, Mar. 22, 2021

  • 1638 – Anne Hutchinson is banned from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for her religious teachings. She went on to help found Rhode Island.
  • 1790 – Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State under President Washington.
  • 1931 – William Shatner is born.
  • 1938Violet Bear Allen is born. She was a Skull Valley Goshute artisan who encouraged the next generation to “Keep going and dreaming.”
  • 1941 – James Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II.
  • 1972 – The Equal Rights Amendment is passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification. We know how that turned out. (Hint: Still not ratified)
  • 1997 – Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest women’s World Figure Skating Champion. She was just 14 years and 9 months old.