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, 1,490,745,600 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 ‘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

  • 1632
    Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.
  • 1831
    Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniaks rebel against Turkey.
  • 1871
    The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
  • 1911
    The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, one of Mexico’s leading universities, is founded.
  • 1973
    Operation Barrel Roll, a covert US bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1895
    Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)
  • 1906
    E. Power Biggs American concert organist (d. 1977)
  • 1908
    Dennis O'Keefe, American actor (d. 1968)
  • 1918
    Sam Walton, American businessman (d. 1992)
  • 1939
    Terence Hill, Italian actor
  • 1940
    Ray Davis, American musician (d. 2005)
  • 1944
    Terry Jacks, Canadian musician, songwriter, and activist
  • 1959
    Brad McCrimmon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2011)
  • 1971
    Lara Logan, South-African journalist and reporter
  • 1978
    Pierre Faber, French-born German rugby player

Who died on March 29?

  • 1800
    Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer (b. 1714)
  • 1912
    Edward Adrian Wilson, English physician and naturalist – member of the Scott Expedition to the South Pole (b. 1872)
  • 1937
    Karol Szymanowski, Polish composer (b. 1882)
  • 1940
    Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)
  • 1981
    Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago (b. 1911)
  • 1985
    Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
  • 1991
    Lee Atwater, American political consultant (b. 1951)
  • 1992
    Paul Henreid, Austrian actor (b. 1908)
  • 1994
    Bill Travers, British actor (b. 1922)
  • 1999
    Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918)

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