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Wednesday March 29, 2017

March 29: Day of the Week

March 29, 2017 is the 88th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 277 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

March 29 Historical Event(s)

  • 1461
    Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton – Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Federal forces under Major General Philip Sheridan move to flank Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
  • 1945
    World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
  • 1946
    Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, one of Mexico’s leading universities, is founded.
  • 1957
    The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
  • 1971
    A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
  • 1971
    My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1990
    The Czechoslovak parliament is unable to reach an agreement on what to call the country after the fall of Communism, sparking the so-called Hyphen War.
  • 2008
    Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1668
    Thomas Coram, Founder of the Foundling Hospital (d. 1751)
  • 1934
    Paul Crouch, American televangelist
  • 1941
    Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr., American astrophysicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1943
    Sir John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • 1961
    Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian
  • 1971
    Lara Logan, South-African journalist and reporter
  • 1980
    Bill Demong, American Nordic combined skier
  • 1980
    China P. Arnold, American convicted murderer
  • 1980
    Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein of Jordan
  • 1985
    Mickey Pimentel, National Football League linebacker

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