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, 405,336 hours 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

  • 1638
    Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
  • 1831
    Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniaks rebel against Turkey.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.
  • 1973
    Operation Barrel Roll, a covert US bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.
  • 1993
    Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.
  • 1999
    A magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes the Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing 103.
  • 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?

  • 1713
    John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)
  • 1900
    John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)
  • 1905
    Philip Ahn, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1929
    Richard Lewontin, American biologist
  • 1934
    Paul Crouch, American televangelist
  • 1943
    Eric Idle, English actor, writer, and composer
  • 1959
    Perry Farrell, American musician
  • 1962
    Billy Beane American baseball player and executive
  • 1981
    Megan Hilty, American actress
  • 1985
    Mickey Pimentel, National Football League linebacker

Who died on March 29?

  • 1628
    Tobias Matthew, Archbishop of York (b. 1546)
  • 1683
    Yaoya Oshichi, young girl burned at the stake for arson in 17th Century Japan (b. 1667)
  • 1788
    Charles Wesley, English Methodist hymnist (b. 1707)
  • 1877
    Inazuma Raigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 7th Yokozuna (b. 1802)
  • 1912
    Henry Robertson Bowers – member of the Scott Expedition to the South Pole (b. 1883)
  • 1948
    Harry Price, British psychic researcher and writer (b. 1881)
  • 1980
    Mantovani, Italian-born conductor and arranger (b. 1905)
  • 1985
    Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
  • 2006
    Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer (b. 1932)
  • 2009
    Maurice Jarre, French composer (b. 1924)

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