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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1638Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
- 1857Sepoy Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry revolts against the British rule in India and inspires a long-drawn War of Independence of 1857 also known as the Sepoy Mutiny.
- 1867Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.
- 1882The Knights of Columbus are established.
- 1886Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1911The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.
- 1945World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
- 1957The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
- 1971My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
- 2008Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time.
Who were born on March 29?
- 1826Wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist and politician (d. 1900)
- 1869Aleš Hrdlička, Czech anthropologist living in the United States (d. 1943)
- 1918Lê Văn Thiêm, Vietnamese mathematician (d. 1991)
- 1920John Belk, American head of Belk, Inc. (d. 2007)
- 1948Bud Cort, American actor
- 1955Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor
- 1959Perry Farrell, American musician
- 1974Rachel Jones, Radio Producer
- 1980Bruno Silva, Uruguayan footballer
- 1984Mai Satoda, Japanese singer
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