March 29: Day of the Week
March 29, 2020 was the 89th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 277 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1461Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton – Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England.
- 1638Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
- 1930Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
- 1946Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, one of Mexico’s leading universities, is founded.
- 1951Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2004The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
- 2010Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.
Who were born on March 29?
- 1602John Lightfoot, English churchman (d. 1675)
- 1790John Tyler, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)
- 1928Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (d. 2005)
- 1937Billy Carter, brother of Jimmy Carter (d. 1988)
- 1948Bud Cort, American actor
- 1956Stephen Cole, English journalist
- 1965Voula Patoulidou, Greek athlete
- 1974Kristoffer Cusick, American actor
- 1978Aaron Persico, New Zealand-born Italian rugby player
- 1992Chris Massoglia, American actor and dancer
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