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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, 24,845,760 minutes 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

  • 1549
    The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.
  • 1942
    The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II is the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
  • 1945
    World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
  • 1993
    Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.
  • 2004
    Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1919
    Eileen Heckart, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1929
    Lennart Meri, President of Estonia (d. 2006)
  • 1931
    Sopubek Begaliev, Soviet-era economist and politician (d. 2002)
  • 1968
    Sue Foley, Canadian singer and guitarist
  • 1994
    Sulli Choi, South korean singer and dancer

Who died on March 29?

  • 1826
    Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (b. 1751)
  • 1924
    Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer (b. 1852)
  • 1934
    Otto Hermann Kahn, German millionaire and benefactor (b. 1867)
  • 1982
    Carl Orff, German composer (b. 1895)
  • 1994
    Bill Travers, British actor (b. 1922)

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