On This Day

March 1929 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 US Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals
  • Mar 4 Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP

<b>President Inaugurated</b>President Inaugurated

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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
  • Mar 22 KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 22 USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (d. 1978)
  • Mar 2 Sir Donald Gosling, British former-Chairman of "National Car Parks" and multi-millionaire, born in England
  • Mar 6 Hal Miller, British MP
  • Mar 6 Ho Dam, North Korean secretary of State (1970-83)
  • Mar 6 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2013)
  • Mar 9 Hugh Desmond Hoyte, Guyanese politician and President of Guyana (1985-92), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 2002)
  • Mar 9 Marie Cardinal, French writer (La Clé Sur La Porte), born in French Algeria (d. 2001)
  • Mar 11 Erskine Childers, unofficial/civil servant
  • Mar 12 Lupe Anguiano, Mexican-American civil rights activist
  • Mar 12 U Win Tin, jailed Burmese journalist
  • Mar 13 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, born in Heswall, Cheshire (d. 2015)
  • Mar 13 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Mar 18 Christa Wolf, German novelist (Divided Heaven)
  • Mar 18 John Macurdy, American bass
  • Mar 23 Albert H Crews, American chemical and aeronautical engineer and USAF astronaut (X-20 Dyna-Soar program), born in El Dorado, Arkansas
  • Mar 23 Michael Manser, English architect, born in Bristol (d. 2016)
  • Mar 25 Harris W Fawell, (Rep-R-IL, 1985- )
  • Mar 26 Edwin Turney, American businessman
  • Mar 28 Aubrey Joseph Watson Sr., bishop
  • Mar 29 Sheila Kitzinger, British author, anthropologist & child birth educator, born in Taunton, Somerset (d. 2015)
  • Mar 29 Yayoi Kusama, Japanese artist and writer, born in Matsumoto, Japan

Person of interestLiz Claiborne

Mar 31 Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2007)

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • Mar 31 Bertram Fields, American lawyer

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Royal H. Weller, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 47
  • Mar 5 David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-American automobile pioneer (Buick Motor Company), dies at 74
  • Mar 12 Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman (b. 1851)
  • Mar 20 Ferdinand Foch, French Allied military commander and marshal of France during WW I, dies at 77
  • Mar 26 Katharine Lee Bates, American poet (b. 1859)
  • Mar 27 Samuil Shatunovsky, Ukrainian mathematician, dies at 70
  • Mar 28 Lomer Gouin, Quebec politician (b. 1861)