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.
  • 1831
    Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniaks rebel against Turkey.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.
  • 1849
    The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.
  • 1857
    Sepoy Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry revolts against the British rule in India and inspires a long-drawn War of Independence of 1857 also known as the Sepoy Mutiny.
  • 1867
    Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.
  • 1871
    The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
  • 1882
    The Knights of Columbus are established.
  • 1941
    World War II: British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces defeat those of the Italian Regia Marina off the Peloponnesian coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1769
    Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (d. 1851)
  • 1815
    Costache Caragiale,Romanian actor,writer 1st director of Craiova’s National Teather
  • 1939
    Terence Hill, Italian actor
  • 1943
    Sir John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • 1956
    Stephen Cole, English journalist
  • 1962
    Billy Beane American baseball player and executive
  • 1967
    John Popper, American musician
  • 1974
    Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver
  • 1990
    Lyle Taylor, British footballer
  • 1994
    Sulli Choi, South korean singer and dancer

Who died on March 29?

  • 1578
    Arthur Champernowne, English admiral (b. 1524)
  • 1625
    Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, Spanish historian (b. 1549)
  • 1628
    Tobias Matthew, Archbishop of York (b. 1546)
  • 1848
    John Jacob Astor, American businessman (b. 1763)
  • 1855
    Henri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1799)
  • 1937
    Karol Szymanowski, Polish composer (b. 1882)
  • 1971
    Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1886)
  • 1981
    Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago (b. 1911)
  • 2005
    Miltos Sahtouris, Greek poet (b. 1919)
  • 2007
    Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (b. 1934)

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