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.
  • 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.
  • 1882
    The Knights of Columbus are established.
  • 1946
    Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, one of Mexico’s leading universities, is founded.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    NASA’s Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973.
  • 1982
    The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) receives the Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982.
  • 2008
    Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1905
    Philip Ahn, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1918
    Lê Văn Thiêm, Vietnamese mathematician (d. 1991)
  • 1919
    Eileen Heckart, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1937
    Billy Carter, brother of Jimmy Carter (d. 1988)
  • 1944
    Denny McLain, American baseball player
  • 1956
    Patty Donahue, American singer (d. 1996)
  • 1979
    Estela Giménez, Spanish gymnast
  • 1980
    Kim Tae Hee, South Korean actress
  • 1987
    Gianluca Freddi, Italian footballer
  • 1992
    Chris Massoglia, American actor and dancer

Who died on March 29?

  • 1751
    Thomas Coram, English sea captain and philanthropist
  • 1772
    Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish philosopher and mathematician (b. 1688)
  • 1826
    Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (b. 1751)
  • 1829
    Cornelio Saavedra, Argentine head of state (b. 1759)
  • 1940
    Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)
  • 1982
    Carl Orff, German composer (b. 1895)
  • 1988
    Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 1994
    Bill Travers, British actor (b. 1922)
  • 2002
    Rico Yan, Philippine actor (b. 1975)
  • 2011
    Ângelo de Sousa, Portuguese painter and sculptor (b. 1938)

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