Historical Events on March 29

  • 502 King Gundobar of Burgundy delegates royal power

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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

Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England Margaret of Anjou
Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England
Margaret of Anjou
  • 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)

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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.

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1795 Ludwig van Beethoven (24) has his debut performance 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.
  • 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

CommunicationNiagara Falls Stops Flowing

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) is given Royal Assent
  • 1867 Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial

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1871 Royal Albert Hall opened by Queen Victoria in London

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • 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
  • 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 parliamentary election
  • 1901 63rd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Grudon wins
  • 1906 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Kenora Thisles in 2 games

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1912 Capt Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary "the end cannot be far"

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1940 Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 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.

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1945 Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years

  • 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 performances
  • 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

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1951 Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage and sentenced to death

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Julius Rosenberg
  • 1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open
  • 1958 112th Grand National: Arthur Freeman aboard Mr. What wins
  • 1959 Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore

Film release premierFilm Release

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

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1961 After a 4½ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted of treason in Pretoria

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 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 performances

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1966 Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight 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 performances
  • 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

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1973 Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • 1973 US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution
  • 1974 Mariner 10's, 1st fly-by of Mercury, returns photos

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1974 Chinese farmers discover the Terracotta Army near Xi'an, 8,000 clay warrior statues buried to guard tomb of China's 1st emperor Qin Shi Huang

First Emperor of the Qin dynasty Qin Shi Huang
First Emperor of the Qin dynasty
Qin Shi Huang
  • 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

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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
  • 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

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1985 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 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

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1987 Wrestlemania III: 93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André 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)

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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

  • 1989 9th Golden Raspberry Awards: Cocktail wins
  • 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 performances
  • 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 Figure Skating Championship in Oak won by Kristi Yamaguchi (USA)
  • 1992 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oakland won by Viktor Petrenko (CIS)
  • 1992 NCAA Basketball Women's Championship at Kemper Arena, KC

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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

Actor Al Pacino
Al Pacino
  • 1993 Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1993 Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards

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1994 Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1994 Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border
  • 1994 Serbs & Croats sign 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
  • 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