What Happened on March 29, 1848

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

CommunicationNiagara Falls Stops Flowing

Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJohn Jacob Astor

John Jacob Astor [Johann Jakob Astor] German-American businessman (first multi-millionaire in the United States), dies at 84

Businessman John Jacob Astor
John Jacob Astor