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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 1831Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniaks rebel against Turkey.
- 1865American Civil War: Federal forces under Major General Philip Sheridan move to flank Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins.
- 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.
- 1941The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time.
- 1982The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) receives the Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982.
- 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?
- 1869Aleš Hrdlička, Czech anthropologist living in the United States (d. 1943)
- 1902Marcel Aymé, French writer (d. 1967)
- 1916Eugene McCarthy, American politician (d. 2005)
- 1919Eileen Heckart, American actress (d. 2001)
- 1931Sopubek Begaliev, Soviet-era economist and politician (d. 2002)
- 1943Sir John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- 1946Billy Thorpe, Australian singer (d. 2007)
- 1952Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban boxer
- 1957Christopher Lambert, French actor
- 1972Michel Ancel, French game designer
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