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.
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)
- 1461Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton – Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England.
- 1865American Civil War: Federal forces under Major General Philip Sheridan move to flank Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins.
- 1879Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
- 1945World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
- 1946Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, one of Mexico’s leading universities, is founded.
- 1957The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
- 1971A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
- 1971My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
- 1990The 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.
- 2008Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time.
Who were born on March 29?
- 1668Thomas Coram, Founder of the Foundling Hospital (d. 1751)
- 1934Paul Crouch, American televangelist
- 1941Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr., American astrophysicist, Nobel laureate
- 1943Sir John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- 1961Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian
- 1971Lara Logan, South-African journalist and reporter
- 1980Bill Demong, American Nordic combined skier
- 1980China P. Arnold, American convicted murderer
- 1980Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein of Jordan
- 1985Mickey Pimentel, National Football League linebacker
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