March 29: Day of the Week
March 29, 2019 is the 88th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 277 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
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March 29 Historical Event(s)
- 1809King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland’s four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.
- 1941The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time.
- 1941World War II: British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces defeat those of the Italian Regia Marina off the Peloponnesian coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.
- 1961The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.
- 1971My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
- 1973Operation Barrel Roll, a covert US bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.
- 1973Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.
- 1974NASA’s Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973.
- 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.
- 2002In reaction to the Passover massacre two days prior, Israel launches Operation Defensive Shield against Palestinian militants, its largest military operation in the West Bank since the 1967 Six-Day War.
Who were born on March 29?
- 1885Dezső Kosztolányi, Hungarian poet and writer (d. 1936)
- 1901Andrija Maurović, Croatian illustrator (d. 1981)
- 1902William Walton, English composer (d. 1983)
- 1929Richard Lewontin, American biologist
- 1957Christopher Lambert, French actor
- 1968Sue Foley, Canadian singer and guitarist
- 1972Michel Ancel, French game designer
- 1980Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein of Jordan
- 1988Esther Cremer, German athlete
- 1994Sulli Choi, South korean singer and dancer
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