About March 29

March 29, 2021 is the 88th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 277 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 309 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 29

  • 1461
    Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton – Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England.
  • 1549
    The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.
  • 1632
    Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.
  • 1831
    Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniaks rebel against Turkey.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.
  • 1849
    The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.
  • 1857
    Sepoy Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry revolts against the British rule in India and inspires a long-drawn War of Independence of 1857 also known as the Sepoy Mutiny.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
  • 1911
    The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.
  • 1936
    In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany’s illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.
  • 1945
    World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
  • 1951
    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
  • 1961
    The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.
  • 1971
    A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
  • 1971
    My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1973
    Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.
  • 1974
    NASA’s Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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