On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1878

Historical Events

  • 40th Grand National: John Jones aboard 7/1 chance Shifnal wins by 2 lengths from Martha

Famous Deaths

Mark Hopkins

Mark Hopkins, American business tycoon and railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad), dies at 64

1878 Highlights

About March 29, 1878

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 7 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries