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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 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.

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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)

  • 1638
    Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
  • 1857
    Sepoy 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.
  • 1867
    Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.
  • 1882
    The Knights of Columbus are established.
  • 1886
    Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1911
    The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.
  • 1945
    World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
  • 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
    My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
  • 2008
    Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1826
    Wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist and politician (d. 1900)
  • 1869
    Aleš Hrdlička, Czech anthropologist living in the United States (d. 1943)
  • 1918
    Lê Văn Thiêm, Vietnamese mathematician (d. 1991)
  • 1920
    John Belk, American head of Belk, Inc. (d. 2007)
  • 1948
    Bud Cort, American actor
  • 1955
    Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor
  • 1959
    Perry Farrell, American musician
  • 1974
    Rachel Jones, Radio Producer
  • 1980
    Bruno Silva, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1984
    Mai Satoda, Japanese singer

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