We are the 81st day of the year and we are celebrating Léa.
Saint Léa was a noble lady of Rome, city where she died in 383. She retired, once widowed, in a Roman monastery of which she became the superior.
It is also World Water Day.
The sun rose two minutes earlier, at 6:52 a.m., and set two minutes later, at 7:05 p.m.
As for the weather, France is today under heavy clouds.
Some March 22
1832: death of the German writer Goethe
1923: birth of mime Marcel Marceau (died September 23, 2007)
1944: journalist and resistance fighter Pierre Brossolette, arrested by the Nazis, commits suicide by defenestrating himself so as not to speak under torture
1968: birth of Daniel Cohn-Bendit's "March 22" movement and the student revolt
1975: abolition of the monarchy in Ethiopia
1985: kidnapping in Beirut of two French diplomats, Marcel Carton and Marcel Fontaine (released on May 4, 1988)
2010: The U.S. House of Representatives passes landmark health insurance reform
2012: in Toulouse, Mohamed Merah is killed during an intervention by the Raid.
On March 11, 15 and 19, he had shot dead seven people in Toulouse and Montauban: three paratroopers then three Jewish children and a teacher in front of their school
2016: the city of Brussels is hit by jihadist attacks, at the international airport and in the metro, which leave 32 dead and 340 injured
2017: an attack near the Parliament of London leaves 5 dead, in addition to the assailant and around fifty wounded
Erik Orsenna, writer born in 1947
Fanny Ardant, actress and director born in 1949
Laure Calamy, actress born in 1975
The saying of the day
The saying: "If the rooster crows at noon, sign of a time of paradise"