On This Day

Historical Events in March 1929

  • Mar 2 US Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals

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Mar 2 George Hainsworth becomes first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season when the Montreal Canadiens beat the visiting Boston Bruins, 3-0; ends season with 22

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • Mar 4 Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP

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Mar 4 Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Mar 6 Turkey & Bulgaria sign friendship treaty

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Mar 7 First nonstop flight made from America to Asia across the Bering Strait (Nome to North Cape) by Noel Wien and Calvin Cripe for Wien Air Alaska

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien
  • Mar 8 US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
  • Mar 9 Marcel Pagnol's "Marius" premieres in Paris

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Mar 13 20 year old Australian cricket super-batsman Don Bradman scores 123 in 5th Test vs England at MCG; his second Test century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Mar 16 WHP-AM in Harrisburg PA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 17 General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
  • Mar 17 Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid

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Mar 18 Dmitri Shostakovich's "The new Babylon" premieres in Leningrad

  • Mar 22 KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 22 US Coast Guard vessel sinks Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
  • Mar 22 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett wins aboard 100/1 outsider Gregalach
  • Mar 23 1st telephone installed at the President’s desk under the Hoover administration at the White House
  • Mar 27 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 27 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 28 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
  • Mar 29 Stanley Cup Final, Madison Square Garden: Boston Bruins beat New York Rangers, 2-1 for a 2-0 series sweep; Boston's first Championship