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.
  • 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.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.
  • 1849
    The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.
  • 1867
    Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.
  • 1941
    The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1815
    Costache Caragiale,Romanian actor,writer 1st director of Craiova’s National Teather
  • 1867
    Cy Young, American baseball player (d. 1955)
  • 1913
    R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 2000)
  • 1919
    Eileen Heckart, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1955
    Marina Sirtis, English actress
  • 1961
    Mike Kingery, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Marc Overmars, Dutch footballer
  • 1980
    Amy Mathews, Australian actress
  • 1980
    Kim Tae Hee, South Korean actress
  • 1983
    Luiza Sá, Brazilian musician

Who died on March 29?

  • 1873
    Francesco Zantedeschi, Italian physicist (b. 1797)
  • 1888
    Charles-Valentin Alkan, French composer (b. 1813)
  • 1912
    Edward Adrian Wilson, English physician and naturalist – member of the Scott Expedition to the South Pole (b. 1872)
  • 1912
    Henry Robertson Bowers – member of the Scott Expedition to the South Pole (b. 1883)
  • 1937
    Karol Szymanowski, Polish composer (b. 1882)
  • 1948
    Olev Siinmaa, Estonian architect (b. 1881)
  • 1980
    Mantovani, Italian-born conductor and arranger (b. 1905)
  • 1988
    Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 1989
    Bernard Blier, French actor (b. 1916)
  • 2002
    Rico Yan, Philippine actor (b. 1975)

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