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    • March 29, 1461 "Battle near Towton Field, 33,000 die (War of the Roses)"

    • March 29, 1549 "The city of Salvador da Bahia, first capital of Brazil, is founded."

    • March 29, 1632 "Treaty of Saint-Germain signed, returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629."

    • March 29, 1638 First permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)

    • March 29, 1638 "Swedish colonists establish the first settlement in Delaware, called New Sweden."

    • March 29, 1795 Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna

    • March 29, 1798 Republic of Switzerland forms

    • March 29, 1799 New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state.

    • March 29, 1801 Britain seizes Danish and Swedish islands in West Indies.

    • March 29, 1804 Thousands of whites are massacred in Haiti following a declaration by Governor General Jean-Jacques Dessalines.

    • March 29, 1808 Williamstown Ontario John Johnson 1742-1830 gives patent and grants 12 acres of land for Williamstown Fair; oldest continuously operating farm fair in Ontario.

    • March 29, 1809 "King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'tat. 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."

    • March 29, 1827 "20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna"

    • March 29, 1831 Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniak rebel against Turkey.

    • March 29, 1847 "12,000 US troops capture Vera Cruz, Mexico"

    • March 29, 1848 "At about 5 am, the Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam on Lake Erie at the entrance to the River; only time in recorded history"

    • March 29, 1848 Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam

    • March 29, 1849 Britain formally annexes the Punjab after the defeat of the Sikhs in India

    • March 29, 1850 Ireland's SS Royal Adelaide sinks in storm; 200 die

    • March 29, 1852 Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day

    • March 29, 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."

    • March 29, 1864 Great Britain gives Isotope Islands back to Greece

    • March 29, 1864 Union General Steeles troops reach Arkadelphia AR

    • March 29, 1865 "Appomattox campaign, Virginia, 7582 killed"

    • March 29, 1865 "Battle of Quaker Road, Virginia"

    • March 29, 1867 British North America Act (Canadian constitution) is passed

    • March 29, 1867 Congress approves Lincoln Memorial

    • March 29, 1867 Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.

    • March 29, 1868 "Ka'u District, Hawaii a 7.0 earthquake, the foreshock of the 7.9 earthquake on April 03, 1868."

    • March 29, 1871 Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria in London

    • March 29, 1871 The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.

    • March 29, 1882 Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men

    • March 29, 1886 Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Cola (with cocaine)

    • March 29, 1886 "Dr John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia."

    • March 29, 1897 Japan adopts Gold Standard

    • March 29, 1912 "Captain Robert Scott, blizzard-bound in a tent 18 km from the South Pole, makes last entry in his diary ""the end cannot be far"""

    • March 29, 1927 Henry O D Segrave races his Sunbeam to a record 203.79 mph at Daytona; first auto to exceed 200 mph (322 kph)

    • March 29, 1930 Heinrich Brning is appointed German Reichskanzler.

    • March 29, 1932 Jack Benny debuts on radio

    • March 29, 1934 "Bank of Travail in Belgium, socialist worker's movement bankrupt"

    • March 29, 1935 French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage

    • March 29, 1936 "10,000 watch the 200"" mirror blank passing through Indianapolis"

    • March 29, 1936 "In Germany, dictator 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. In 1933 all political parties and political liberty had been abolished."

    • March 29, 1936 Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates

    • March 29, 1940 Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title

    • March 29, 1941 80% of American AM radio stations change frequencies under the terms of NARBA.

    • March 29, 1942 British cruiser Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea

    • March 29, 1942 German submarine U-585 sinks

    • March 29, 1942 The Bombing of Lbeck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.

    • March 29, 1943 "Meat, butter & cheese rationed in US during WWII (784 gram/week, 2 kilogram for GI's)"

    • March 29, 1945 World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.

    • March 29, 1946 First Test Cricket between Australia & New Zealand

    • March 29, 1947 National revolt against France in Madagascar begins

    • March 29, 1949 Turkey recognizes Israel

    • March 29, 1951 """King & I"" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1246 performances"

    • March 29, 1951 "23rd Academy Awards: ""All About Eve"", Jose Ferrer & Judy Holliday win"

    • March 29, 1951 Julius & Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage

    • March 29, 1954 "A 7.0 earthquake near the south of Spain. This earthquake caused property damage at Malaga, and was 640 km deep"

    • March 29, 1954 "Carrier aircraft began reconnaissance near Dien Bien Phu, Indochina"

    • March 29, 1959 """Some Like it Hot"" with Marilyn Monroe & Jack Lemmon premieres"

    • March 29, 1959 "Barthelemy Boganda, first president of the Central African Republic, is killed in a plane crash."

    • March 29, 1959 Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore

    • March 29, 1960 Launch of first fully integrated Fleet Ballistic Missile from USS Observation Island

    • March 29, 1961 "23rd Amendment is ratified, allows Washington DC residents to vote for President"

    • March 29, 1961 After a 4½ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge

    • March 29, 1961 "The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, DC to vote in presidential elections."

    • March 29, 1962 Argentine President Frondizi flees from the army

    • March 29, 1962 "Jack Paar's final appearance on the ""Tonight Show"""

    • March 29, 1963 "Final episode of soap opera ""Young Doctor Malone"""

    • March 29, 1963 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Shadows - Foot Tapper

    • March 29, 1964 Supermodel Elle MacPherson born this day.

    • March 29, 1964 "The first true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)"

    • March 29, 1965 House of Commons approves Canada Pension Plan

    • March 29, 1966 "Dow Brewery destroys 4,546,000 litres of beer after 16 people die in Quebec City area; 1 million gallons go down the drain."

    • March 29, 1966 Muhammad Ali beats Canadian George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

    • March 29, 1968 Students seize building at Bowie State College

    • March 29, 1969 Communist New People's Army found in Philippines

    • March 29, 1970 Manchester City wins 10th Europe Cup II

    • March 29, 1971 "A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers."

    • March 29, 1971 Chile President Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines

    • March 29, 1971 Development of a serum hepatitis vaccine for children announced

    • March 29, 1971 First Lieutenant William L Calley Jr found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre

    • March 29, 1971 My Lai massacre: Lt. William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.

    • March 29, 1973 "Naval Advisory Group and Naval forces, Vietnam disestablished and last U.S. prisoners of war left Vietnam."

    • March 29, 1974 "Mariner 10's, first fly-by of Mercury, returns photos"

    • March 29, 1974 "NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973."

    • March 29, 1975 Evacuation of Danang by sea began

    • March 29, 1976 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students

    • March 29, 1979 Andrew Hilditch given out handled the ball vs Pakistan at WACA

    • March 29, 1979 Delhi beat Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy

    • March 29, 1981 UK hist First London marathon run

    • March 29, 1982 2nd Golden Raspberry Awards: Mommie Dearest wins

    • March 29, 1982 "54th Academy Awards: ""Chariots of Fire"", Henry Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win"

    • March 29, 1982 "The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) receives the Royal Assent by Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982"

    • March 29, 1985 Christos Sartzetakis elected President of Greece

    • March 29, 1985 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist

    • March 29, 1986 Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia

    • March 29, 1986 Number one hit on UK music charts - Cliff Richard & The Young Ones - Living Doll

    • March 29, 1987 "US tourist Ginger Meadows taken by crocodile in Prince Regent River, Western Australia."

    • March 29, 1987 "Wrestlemania III-93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant"

    • March 29, 1987 Yitzhak Shamir re-elected chairman of right wing Herut Party

    • March 29, 1988 US Congress discontinues aid to Nicaraguan contras

    • March 29, 1989 "61st Academy Awards: ""Rainman"", Dustin Hoffman & Jodie Foster win"

    • March 29, 1989 "Michael Milken, junk bond king, indicted in New York for racketeering"

    • March 29, 1989 Sergei Priakin signed by Calgary Flames; first Soviet player allowed to play in North America by Soviet Ice Hockey Federation

    • March 29, 1989 The first Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL

    • March 29, 1989 US private commercial rocket takes suborbital test flight (New Mexico)

    • March 29, 1990 "Prime Minister Bob Hawke claims victory in Australian election, becoming first Labor winner of four consecutive terms."

    • March 29, 1992 12th Golden Raspberry Awards: Hudson Hawk wins

    • March 29, 1993 "65th Academy Awards: ""Unforgiven"", Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win"

    • March 29, 1993 Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and Canada's first female to be elected in a general election as a premier.

    • March 29, 1993 Catherine Callbeck leads her Prince Edward Island Liberals to a 31 seat landslide; first woman in Canada to be elected premier

    • March 29, 1993 Queensland all out for 75 vs New South Wales in Sheffield Shield Final

    • March 29, 1994 Serbs & Croats signed a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia

    • March 29, 1996 "10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men win"

    • March 29, 1997 "A boat carrying dozens of Albanians seeking refuge in Italy strikes an Italian navy ship and sinks in Adriatic waters, killing at least 52 people."

    • March 29, 2000 A US Air Force report shows a link between Agent Orange and diabetes in veterans who sprayed the chemical in the Vietnam War. Finally

    • March 29, 2004 "Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members."

    • March 29, 2004 "UK hist Alistair Cooke dies at the age of 95 – until four weeks previously, and since 1946, he had broadcast his regular 'Letter from America' on BBC radio"

    • March 29, 2004 UK hist Ireland becomes first country in the world to ban smoking in public places







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