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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

  • 1549
    The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.
  • 1882
    The Knights of Columbus are established.
  • 1936
    In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany’s illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.
  • 1957
    The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
  • 2004
    Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1769
    Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (d. 1851)
  • 1888
    Enea Bossi, Italian-American engineer and aviation pioneer (d. 1963)
  • 1948
    Bud Cort, American actor
  • 1952
    Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban boxer
  • 1961
    Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian

Who died on March 29?

  • 1803
    Gottfried van Swieten, Dutch/Austrian patron of music (b. 1733)
  • 1873
    Francesco Zantedeschi, Italian physicist (b. 1797)
  • 1988
    Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 1991
    Lee Atwater, American political consultant (b. 1951)
  • 1999
    Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918)

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