March 22nd, 2017

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Pre-US history and PPT Hatch

On this date in American pre-history, the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony signed a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags in 1621. In 1622, the Jamestown massacre occurred, as Algonquians killed 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia. In 1630, the Massachusetts Bay Colony outlawed the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables. In 1638, Anne Hutchinson was expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent. And in 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act.

Today is US Senate President pro tempore Orrin Hatch's 83rd birthday. Hatch has represented Utah in the Senate since 1977, and been President pro tempore for the last two years.