March 29: Day of the Week
March 29, 2019 was the 88th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 277 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1500Cesare Borgia is given the title of Captain General and Gonfalonier by his father Rodrigo Borgia after returning from his conquests in the Romagna.
- 1806Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
- 1871The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
- 1936In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany’s illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.
- 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.
- 1942The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II is the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
- 1957The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
- 1973Operation Barrel Roll, a covert US bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.
- 1974NASA’s Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973.
- 1999The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the internet boom.
Who were born on March 29?
- 1869Aleš Hrdlička, Czech anthropologist living in the United States (d. 1943)
- 1874Lou Hoover, First Lady of the United States (d. 1944)
- 1891Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1980)
- 1943Sir John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- 1956Kurt Thomas, American gymnast
- 1956Patty Donahue, American singer (d. 1996)
- 1957Christopher Lambert, French actor
- 1963Elle Macpherson, Australian model
- 1980China P. Arnold, American convicted murderer
- 1980Kim Tae Hee, South Korean actress
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