About March 29

March 29, 2022 is the 88th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 277 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Aries is the sun 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 299 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 29

  • 1500
    Cesare Borgia is given the title of Captain General and Gonfalonier by his father Rodrigo Borgia after returning from his conquests in the Romagna.
  • 1638
    Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
  • 1792
    King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm’s Royal Opera 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
  • 1806
    Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
  • 1809
    King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland’s four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.
  • 1849
    The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.
  • 1871
    The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
  • 1886
    Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1930
    Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
  • 1941
    The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time.
  • 1941
    World War II: British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces defeat those of the Italian Regia Marina off the Peloponnesian coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.
  • 1945
    World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
  • 1957
    The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
  • 1973
    Operation Barrel Roll, a covert US bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.
  • 1974
    NASA’s Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    The Czechoslovak parliament is unable to reach an agreement on what to call the country after the fall of Communism, sparking the so-called Hyphen War.
  • 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
    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.

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