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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1638Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
- 1857Sepoy 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.
- 1879Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
- 1941The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time.
- 1951Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
- 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.
- 1974NASA’s Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973.
- 1993Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.
- 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?
- 1916Eugene McCarthy, American politician (d. 2005)
- 1928Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (d. 2005)
- 1940Ray Davis, American musician (d. 2005)
- 1946Billy Thorpe, Australian singer (d. 2007)
- 1949Dave Greenfield, English Keyboardist of The Stranglers
- 1965William Oefelein, American astronaut
- 1972Alex Ochoa, Cuban-American baseball player
- 1976Jennifer Capriati, American tennis player
- 1980Amy Mathews, Australian actress
- 1994Sulli Choi, South korean singer and dancer
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