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, 1,459,209,600 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 ‘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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
  • 1951
    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
  • 1971
    A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
  • 1971
    My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1973
    Operation Barrel Roll, a covert US bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1602
    John Lightfoot, English churchman (d. 1675)
  • 1927
    John Robert Vane, English pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1944
    Terry Jacks, Canadian musician, songwriter, and activist
  • 1945
    Walt Frazier, American basketball player
  • 1949
    John Arthur Spenkelink, American murderer (d. 1979)
  • 1950
    Norman Snow, American actor
  • 1956
    Kurt Thomas, American gymnast
  • 1974
    Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver
  • 1980
    Kim Tae Hee, South Korean actress
  • 1991
    Hayley McFarland, American actress

Who died on March 29?

  • 1578
    Arthur Champernowne, English admiral (b. 1524)
  • 1792
    King Gustav III of Sweden (b. 1746)
  • 1912
    Edward Adrian Wilson, English physician and naturalist – member of the Scott Expedition to the South Pole (b. 1872)
  • 1959
    Barthélemy Boganda, first President of the Central African Republic (b. 1910)
  • 1970
    Anna Louise Strong, American communist journalist (b. 1885)
  • 1972
    Lord J. Arthur Rank, British movie theater owner (b. 1888)
  • 1980
    Mantovani, Italian-born conductor and arranger (b. 1905)
  • 1985
    Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
  • 1989
    Bernard Blier, French actor (b. 1916)
  • 2005
    Miltos Sahtouris, Greek poet (b. 1919)

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