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 89th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 277 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 16, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,320,160 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 ‘octacontaenneagon’ 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 305 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 1,194 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.
  • 1549
    The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.
  • 1809
    King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland’s four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.
  • 1882
    The Knights of Columbus are established.
  • 1911
    The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.
  • 1941
    The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time.
  • 1945
    World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
  • 1957
    The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
  • 1971
    My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1936
    John A. Durkin, American politician
  • 1940
    Ray Davis, American musician (d. 2005)
  • 1950
    Norman Snow, American actor
  • 1956
    Kurt Thomas, American gymnast
  • 1957
    Christopher Lambert, French actor
  • 1968
    Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress and singer
  • 1980
    Bill Demong, American Nordic combined skier
  • 1983
    Luiza Sá, Brazilian musician
  • 1985
    Maxim Lapierre, Canadian ice hockey forward
  • 1990
    Lyle Taylor, British footballer

Who died on March 29?

  • 1788
    Charles Wesley, English Methodist hymnist (b. 1707)
  • 1800
    Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer (b. 1714)
  • 1829
    Cornelio Saavedra, Argentine head of state (b. 1759)
  • 1906
    Slava Raškaj, Croatian painter (b. 1878)
  • 1937
    Karol Szymanowski, Polish composer (b. 1882)
  • 1982
    Carl Orff, German composer (b. 1895)
  • 1992
    Paul Henreid, Austrian actor (b. 1908)
  • 1995
    Terry Moore, American baseball player (b. 1912)
  • 1996
    Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, director, producer and teacher (b. 1926)
  • 2002
    Rachel Levy and Ayat al-Akhras, Israeli and Palestinian children

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