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

  • 1500
    Cesare Borgia is given the title of Captain General and Gonfalonier by his father Rodrigo Borgia after returning from his conquests in the Romagna.
  • 1632
    Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.
  • 1638
    Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
  • 1886
    Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 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.
  • 1951
    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
  • 1990
    The Czechoslovak parliament is unable to reach an agreement on what to call the country after the fall of Communism, sparking the so-called Hyphen War.
  • 1999
    A magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes the Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing 103.
  • 2002
    In reaction to the Passover massacre two days prior, Israel launches Operation Defensive Shield against Palestinian militants, its largest military operation in the West Bank since the 1967 Six-Day War.
  • 2008
    Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1899
    Lavrenty Beria, Soviet Communist leader (d. 1953)
  • 1908
    Dennis O'Keefe, American actor (d. 1968)
  • 1917
    Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 1947)
  • 1941
    Eden Kane, British singer
  • 1954
    Dianne Kay, American actress
  • 1955
    Marina Sirtis, English actress
  • 1957
    Elizabeth Hand, American writer
  • 1971
    Lara Logan, South-African journalist and reporter
  • 1974
    Kristoffer Cusick, American actor
  • 1994
    Sulli Choi, South korean singer and dancer

Who died on March 29?

  • 1629
    Jacob de Gheyn II, Dutch artist (b. 1565)
  • 1788
    Charles Wesley, English Methodist hymnist (b. 1707)
  • 1848
    John Jacob Astor, American businessman (b. 1763)
  • 1855
    Henri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1799)
  • 1956
    Infante Alfonso of Spain (b. 1941)
  • 1970
    Anna Louise Strong, American communist journalist (b. 1885)
  • 1985
    Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
  • 2003
    Carlo Urbani, Italian physician (b. 1956)
  • 2005
    Johnnie Cochran, American lawyer (b. 1937)
  • 2011
    Ângelo de Sousa, Portuguese painter and sculptor (b. 1938)

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