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

  • 1638
    Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
  • 1806
    Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
  • 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.
  • 1867
    Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
  • 1882
    The Knights of Columbus are established.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II is the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
  • 1945
    World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
  • 2010
    Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.

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