Historical Events on 29th March

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502 - King Gundobar of Burgundy delegates royal power
1461 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Duke Edward of York defeats the Lancastrian army, deposes King Henry VI and Queen Margaret of Anjou and proclaims himself as King Edward IV
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.
1638 - 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)
1673 - English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions
1792 - King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
1795 - Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna
1798 - Republic of Switzerland forms
1799 - New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state.
1804 - Thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti
1806 - Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
Composer Ludwig van BeethovenComposer Ludwig van Beethoven 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.
1827 - 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna
1831 - Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniak rebel against Turkey.
1847 - 12,000 US troops capture Vera Cruz, Mexico
The flow of water stopps completely over both of Niagara's two falls due to an ice jam in the upper riverThe flow of water stopps completely over both of Niagara's two falls due to an ice jam in the upper river

1848 - Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam
1849 - Great Britain formally annexs Punjab after defeat of Sikhs in India
1850 - SS Royal Adelaide sinks in storm; 200 die
1852 - Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day
1860 - Dion Boucicault's "Colleen Bawn" premieres in NYC
1864 - Great Britain gives the Ionian Islands back to Greece
1864 - Union General Steeles troops reach Arkadelphia Arkansas
1865 - -Apr 9th], Appomattox campaign, VA, 7582 killed
1865 - Battle of Quaker Road, VA
1867 - British North America Act (Canadian constitution) passes
1867 - Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial
Queen of the United Kingdom VictoriaQueen of the United Kingdom Victoria 1871 - Royal Albert Hall opened by Queen Victoria in London
1878 - 39th Grand National: J. Jones aboard Shifnal wins
1879 - Tsjaikovski's opera "Jevgeni Onegin," premieres in Moscow
1882 - Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men
1886 - Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke
1889 - 51st Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Frigate IRE wins
1895 - 57th Grand National: Mr Joe Widger aboard Wild Man From Borneo wins
1897 - Japan adopts Gold Standard
1901 - Edmund Barton is elected Prime Minister in Australia's first election of its parliament
1901 - 63rd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Grudon wins
1906 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Kenora Thisles in 2 games
1912 - Capt Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary "the end cannot be far"
Naval Officer and Explorer Robert ScottNaval Officer and Explorer Robert Scott 1912 - 74th Grand National: Ernie Piggott aboard Jerry M. wins
1919 - Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) & Seat (PCHA) win 2 games each with 1 tie, 1919 Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic
1924 - Bayern & Vatican reach accord
1927 - Henry O D Seagrave races his Sunbeam to a record 203.79 mph at Daytona
1928 - Yeshiva College (now University) chartered (NYC)
1929 - Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep NY Rangers in 2 games
1930 - Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
1930 - 89h Grand National: Tommy Cullinan aboard Shaun Goilin wins
1932 - Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program
1934 - Bank of Travail in Belgium, socialist workers' movement bankrupt
1935 - 94th Grand National: Mr. Frank Furlong aboard Reynoldstown wins
1936 - 10,000 watch the 200-inch mirror blank passing through Indianapolis
1936 - Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis 1940 - Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title
1941 - 1st performance of Benjamin Britten's "Requiem Symphony"
1941 - 3rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Wisconsin beats Wash State 39-34
1941 - WPAT radio in NJ begins broadcasting (country music format)
1942 - British cruiser HMS Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea
1942 - British destroyer HMS Campbeltown explodes in St Nazaire: 400 Germans die
1942 - German submarine U-585 sinks
1942 - The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
1943 - Meat( 784 gram/week, 2 kilogram for GI's), butter & cheese rationed in US during WW II
1945 - World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
1945 - Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years
Actor Jimmy StewartActor Jimmy Stewart 1946 - 1st Test Cricket between Australia & NZ
1946 - Test Cricket debuts of Lindwall, Miller & Tallon
1947 - "Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 111 perfs
1947 - 101st Grand National: Eddie Dempsey aboard Caughoo wins
1948 - Drachtster Boys soccer team forms in Drachten
1948 - Yanks & Red Sox tie at 2-2 in 17, spring training game
1949 - Turkey recognizes Israel
1951 - "King & I" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1246 performances
1951 - 23rd Academy Awards - "All About Eve", Judy Holliday & J Ferrer win
1951 - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of spying
1951 - Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage and sentenced to death
1953 - Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open
Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel RosenbergAlleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg 1958 - 112th Grand National: Arthur Freeman aboard Mr. What wins
1959 - Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore
1959 - "Some Like It Hot", starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is released
1960 - Darius Milhaud's 9th Symphony, premieres
1961 - 23rd Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, allowing Washington, D.C. residents to vote in presidential elections
1961 - After a 4½ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge
1961 - KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - Argentine Pres Frondizi flees from the army
1962 - Jack Paar's final appearance on the "Tonight Show"
1963 - Final episode of soap opera "Young Doctor Malone"
1966 - "It's a Bird... It's Superman" opens at Alvin NYC for 129 perfs
1966 - Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 1967 - WCMU TV channel 14 in Mt. Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - Students seize building at Bowie State College
1969 - Communist New People's Army found in Philippines
1969 - 123rd Grand National: Eddie P. Harty, Sr. aboard Highland Wedding wins
1969 - 14th Eurovision Song Contest: Salome for Spain ("Vivo cantando"), Lulu of United Kingdom ("Boom Bang-a-Bang"), Lenny Kuhr of Netherlands ("De troubadour"), and Frida Boccara of France ("Un jour, un enfant") all win in Madrid
1970 - "Look to the Lilies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 perfs
1970 - Manchester City of England win 10th European Cup Winner's Cup against Górnik Zabrze of Poland 2-1 in Vienna
1971 - 1st Lt William L Calley Jr found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre
1971 - Chile president Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines
1971 - Conrad Van Emde Boas becomes West Europe's 1st sexology professor
1971 - Development of a serum hepatitis vaccine for children announced
1971 - WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
NBA Center and Head Coach Dave CowensNBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens 1973 - Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP
1973 - US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution
1974 - Mariner 10's, 1st fly-by of Mercury, returns photos
1975 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Karsten-Ping Golf Open
1975 - Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers
1976 - 38th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Michigan 86-68
1976 - 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students
1976 - 48th Academy Awards - "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest", Jack Nicholson & Louise Fletcher wins
1979 - Andrew Hilditch given out handled the ball v Pakistan at WACA
1979 - Caryl Churchill's "Cloud Nine" premieres in London
1979 - Delhi beat Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1979 - Last day of Test cricket for Mushtaq Mohammad
1980 - 134th Grand National: Charlie Fenwick aboard Ben Nevis wins
Actor Jack NicholsonActor Jack Nicholson 1981 - Peter Stone's musical "Woman of the Year" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 770 performances
1981 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1981 - Tiina Lehtola ski jumps female record 110m
1981 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1982 - 2nd Golden Raspberry Awards: Mommie Dearest wins
1982 - 44th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Georgetown 63-62
1982 - 54th Academy Awards - "Chariots of Fire", Henry Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win
1982 - Delhi 707 beat Karnataka 705 on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
1984 - NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
1984 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 - Christos Sartzetakis elected president of Greece
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 1985 - Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist
1986 - Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
1987 - 6th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee routs Louisiana 67-44
1987 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
1987 - Wrestlemania III: 93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant
1987 - Yitzhak Shamir re-elected chairman of right wing Herut Party
1987 - 7th Golden Raspberry Awards: Howard the Duck wins
1988 - "Oba Oba" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 46 performances
1988 - US Congress discontinues aid to Nicaraguan contras
1989 - 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
1989 - 1st US private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight (NM)
1989 - 61st Academy Awards - "Rainman", Dustin Hoffman & Jodie Foster win
1989 - 9th Golden Raspberry Awards: Cocktail wins
Actor Dustin HoffmanActor Dustin Hoffman 1989 - I M Pei's pyramidal entrance to the Louvre opens in Paris
1989 - Michael Milken, junk bond king, indicted in NY for racketeering
1992 - "Conversations with My Father" opens at Royale NYC for 462 perfs
1992 - 12th Golden Raspberry Awards: Hudson Hawk wins
1992 - 21st Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Dottie Mochrie
1992 - Herb Gardner's "Conversations With My Father" premieres in NYC
1992 - Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)
1992 - Ice Pairs Championship at Oakland won by Mishuktienok & Dmitriev (CIS)
1992 - Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Oak won by Kristi Yamaguchi (USA)
1992 - Men's Fig Skating Championship in Oakland won by Viktor Petrenko (CIS)
1992 - NCAA Basketball Women's Championship at Kemper Arena, KC
1993 - 65th Academy Awards - "Unforgiven", Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win
1993 - Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final
Actress Elizabeth TaylorActress Elizabeth Taylor 1993 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards
1994 - Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys
1994 - Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border
1994 - Serbs & Croats signed a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia
1994 - 13th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Louisiana Tech 60-59
1995 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Chicago IL on WCKG 105.9 FM
1996 - 10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men
1996 - Cleveland Browns choose new name, Baltimore Ravens
1996 - NY Yankees beats NY Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game
1997 - 1st game at Turner Field Atlanta, Braves beats Yanks 2-0 (exhibition)
1997 - PBA National Championship Won by Rick Steelsmith
NFL Head Coach Jimmy JohnsonNFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson 1998 - 17th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Louisiana Tech 93-75
1998 - Vasco da Gama Road bridge opens in Lisbon, Portugal as the longest bridge in Europe
1999 - 61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Duke 77-74
1999 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 - above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever.
2004 - Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
2004 - The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
2010 - Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.
2013 - 10 people are killed and 31 are injured by a blast outside the US consulate in Pakistan
2013 - 23 people are killed by coordinated bombings on Shiite mosques in Iraq
2013 - 36 people are killed after a 16-floor building collapses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2013 - UN regulation of international arms trade is blocked by North Korea, Iran, and Syria
2013 - Soyuz TMA-08M sets a new record of 6 hours in orbit before docking with the International Space Station
2013 - American horse, Animal Kingdom, wins the 2013 Dubai World Cup
2014 - Andrej Kiska is elected President of Slovakia
2015 - Cricket World Cup: Australia defeats fellow host New Zealand by 7 wickets to win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
2015 - Nigerian General Election - voting is extended to a 2nd day. death toll from Boko Haram attacks at 43

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