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What are the important events that happened on March 29? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 29: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 29 is the 88th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 277 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 16, 2017 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,490,745,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘octacontaoctagon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 327 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,559 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 29 Historical Events

  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
  • 1941
    The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time.
  • 1951
    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
  • 1973
    Operation Barrel Roll, a covert US bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.
  • 1999
    A magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes the Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing 103.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1874
    Lou Hoover, First Lady of the United States (d. 1944)
  • 1914
    Phil Foster, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1944
    Denny McLain, American baseball player
  • 1949
    Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2007)
  • 1974
    Kristoffer Cusick, American actor

Who died on March 29?

  • 1628
    Tobias Matthew, Archbishop of York (b. 1546)
  • 1629
    Jacob de Gheyn II, Dutch artist (b. 1565)
  • 1877
    Inazuma Raigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 7th Yokozuna (b. 1802)
  • 1934
    Otto Hermann Kahn, German millionaire and benefactor (b. 1867)
  • 1982
    Nathan Twining, USAF general (b. 1897)

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