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MARCH 22 . . .

On March 22, 1765, Britain enacted the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies. The act set off such a strong protest that it was repealed the following year.

On this date:- In 1882, Congress outlawed polygamy.

- In 1894, hockey's first Stanley Cup game was played. Montreal, the home team, defeated Ottawa, 3-1.

Birthdays:

Actor Karl Malden is 79. Actor Werner Klemperer is 72. Pantomimist Marcel Marceau is 69. USA Today founder Allen H. Neuharth is 68. Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim is 62. Actor William Shatner is 61. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is 58. Singer-guitarist George Benson is 49. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is 44. Sportscaster Bob Costas is 40. Singer-actress Stephanie Mills is 35.