What happened this day in history March 29

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

  • 1549
    The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.
  • 1638
    Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
  • 1871
    The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
  • 1882
    The Knights of Columbus are established.
  • 1951
    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
  • 1999
    A magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes the Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing 103.
  • 1999
    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.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1911
    Brigitte Horney, German actress (d. 1988)
  • 1920
    John Belk, American head of Belk, Inc. (d. 2007)
  • 1929
    Lennart Meri, President of Estonia (d. 2006)
  • 1930
    Anerood Jugnauth, President of Mauritius
  • 1949
    Keith Simpson, British politician
  • 1953
    Tõnis Palts, Estonian politician
  • 1954
    Karen Ann Quinlan, American right-to-die cause célèbre (d. 1985)
  • 1961
    Mike Kingery, American baseball player
  • 1962
    Dan Bittman, romanian singer (Holograf)
  • 1967
    John Popper, American musician

Who died on March 29?

  • 1578
    Arthur Champernowne, English admiral (b. 1524)
  • 1788
    Charles Wesley, English Methodist hymnist (b. 1707)
  • 1924
    Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer (b. 1852)
  • 1940
    Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)
  • 1959
    Barthélemy Boganda, first President of the Central African Republic (b. 1910)
  • 1989
    Bernard Blier, French actor (b. 1916)
  • 1999
    Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918)
  • 2002
    Rico Yan, Philippine actor (b. 1975)
  • 2009
    Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b. 1975)
  • 2009
    Maurice Jarre, French composer (b. 1924)

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