On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1848

Historical Events


Famous PhotoNiagara Falls Stops Flowing

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

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The flow of water stops completely over both of Niagara's two falls due to an ice jam in the upper river
The flow of water stops completely over both of Niagara's two falls due to an ice jam in the upper river
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Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general and minister of War, born in Sheshurino, Russia (d. 1925)

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
Businessman
John Jacob Astor

1848 Highlights

About March 29, 1848

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 172 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries