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

  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Federal forces under Major General Philip Sheridan move to flank Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
  • 1886
    Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1930
    Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    A magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes the Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing 103.
  • 2004
    The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1888
    Enea Bossi, Italian-American engineer and aviation pioneer (d. 1963)
  • 1900
    Bill Aston, British racing driver (d. 1974)
  • 1902
    Don Miller, American college football player (d. 1979)
  • 1905
    Philip Ahn, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1946
    Billy Thorpe, Australian singer (d. 2007)
  • 1971
    Lara Logan, South-African journalist and reporter
  • 1978
    Pierre Faber, French-born German rugby player
  • 1980
    Bill Demong, American Nordic combined skier
  • 1981
    Jlloyd Samuel, West Indian-born footballer
  • 1983
    Luiza Sá, Brazilian musician

Who died on March 29?

  • 1578
    Arthur Champernowne, English admiral (b. 1524)
  • 1772
    Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish philosopher and mathematician (b. 1688)
  • 1788
    Charles Wesley, English Methodist hymnist (b. 1707)
  • 1888
    Charles-Valentin Alkan, French composer (b. 1813)
  • 1937
    Karol Szymanowski, Polish composer (b. 1882)
  • 1981
    Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago (b. 1911)
  • 1982
    Nathan Twining, USAF general (b. 1897)
  • 1986
    Harry Ritz, American actor and comedian (b. 1907)
  • 2007
    Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (b. 1934)
  • 2009
    Maurice Jarre, French composer (b. 1924)

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