On This Day


Shaffer Franklin

In this series, I will look at random days of each month to inform readers about important events that occurred on that exact day in years prior.

For this “On This Day” we are taking a look at history on March 22.

1790: Thomas Jefferson became the first Secretary of State for the United States.

1872: Illinois became the first state to require sexual equality in employment.

1954: The first shopping mall opened in Southfield, Michigan

2002: Letters that Princess Diana of Wales wrote to a former housekeeper at her teenage home were sold for $33,000.