Events in History 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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 1882 Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men
  • 1897 Japan adopts Gold Standard
  • 1901 Edmund Barton is elected Prime Minister in Australia's first parliamentary election

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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
  • 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)
  • 1930 Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
  • 1932 Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program
  • 1934 Bank of Travail in Belgium, socialist workers' movement bankrupt
  • 1936 10,000 watch the 200-inch mirror blank passing through Indianapolis
  • 1936 Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates
  • 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.
  • 1949 Turkey recognizes Israel

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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
  • 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
  • 1962 Argentine Pres Frondizi flees from the army
  • 1962 Jack Paar's final appearance on the "Tonight Show"
  • 1968 Students seize building at Bowie State College
  • 1969 Communist New People's Army found in Philippines
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1976 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students
  • 1979 Andrew Hilditch given out handled the ball v Pakistan at WACA
  • 1979 Caryl Churchill's "Cloud Nine" premieres in London
  • 1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982 Delhi 707 beat Karnataka 705 on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • 1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985 Christos Sartzetakis elected president of Greece

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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
  • 1988 US Congress discontinues aid to Nicaraguan contras
  • 1989 1st US private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight (NM)
  • 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 Herb Gardner's "Conversations With My Father" premieres in NYC
  • 1992 Ice Pairs Championship at Oakland won by Mishuktienok & Dmitriev (CIS)
  • 1992 NCAA Basketball Women's Championship at Kemper Arena, KC
  • 1994 Serbs & Croats sign a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia
  • 1995 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Chicago IL on WCKG 105.9 FM
  • 1997 PBA National Championship Won by Rick Steelsmith
  • 1998 Vasco da Gama Road bridge opens in Lisbon, Portugal as the longest bridge in Europe
  • 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 Nigerian General Election - voting is extended to a 2nd day. death toll from Boko Haram attacks at 43