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

  • 1831
    Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniaks rebel against Turkey.
  • 1849
    The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.
  • 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.
  • 1951
    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
  • 1957
    The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time.
  • 2010
    Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1869
    Aleš Hrdlička, Czech anthropologist living in the United States (d. 1943)
  • 1940
    Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian singer
  • 1943
    Vangelis, Greek musician and composer
  • 1945
    Walt Frazier, American basketball player
  • 1949
    John Arthur Spenkelink, American murderer (d. 1979)
  • 1954
    Dianne Kay, American actress
  • 1961
    Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian
  • 1962
    Dan Bittman, romanian singer (Holograf)
  • 1971
    Lara Logan, South-African journalist and reporter
  • 1985
    Maxim Lapierre, Canadian ice hockey forward

Who died on March 29?

  • 1578
    Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (b. 1527)
  • 1628
    Tobias Matthew, Archbishop of York (b. 1546)
  • 1792
    King Gustav III of Sweden (b. 1746)
  • 1829
    Cornelio Saavedra, Argentine head of state (b. 1759)
  • 1912
    Sir Robert Falcon Scott, English explorer – member of the Scott Expedition to the South Pole (b. 1868)
  • 1940
    Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)
  • 1956
    Infante Alfonso of Spain (b. 1941)
  • 1959
    Barthélemy Boganda, first President of the Central African Republic (b. 1910)
  • 1980
    Mantovani, Italian-born conductor and arranger (b. 1905)
  • 2005
    Miltos Sahtouris, Greek poet (b. 1919)

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