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March 29, 1848 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History


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

Birthdays in History

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

Deaths in History


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
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John Jacob Astor