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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 277 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 16, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,424,000 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 320 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 2,655 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 29 Historical Events
The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.
Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
The Knights of Columbus are established.
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes the Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing 103.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the internet boom.
The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time.
Who were born on March 29?
Brigitte Horney, German actress (d. 1988)
John Belk, American head of Belk, Inc. (d. 2007)
Lennart Meri, President of Estonia (d. 2006)
Anerood Jugnauth, President of Mauritius
Keith Simpson, British politician
Tõnis Palts, Estonian politician
Karen Ann Quinlan, American right-to-die cause célèbre (d. 1985)
Mike Kingery, American baseball player
Dan Bittman, romanian singer (Holograf)
John Popper, American musician
Who died on March 29?
Arthur Champernowne, English admiral (b. 1524)
Charles Wesley, English Methodist hymnist (b. 1707)
Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer (b. 1852)
Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)
Barthélemy Boganda, first President of the Central African Republic (b. 1910)
Bernard Blier, French actor (b. 1916)
Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918)
Rico Yan, Philippine actor (b. 1975)
Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b. 1975)
Maurice Jarre, French composer (b. 1924)
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