March 29: Day of the Week
March 29, 2023 is the 88th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 277 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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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.
- 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.
- 1831Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniaks rebel against Turkey.
- 1847Mexican-American War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.
- 1849The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.
- 1865American Civil War: Federal forces under Major General Philip Sheridan move to flank Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins.
- 1871The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
- 1957The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1891Yvan Goll, French-German writer (d. 1950)
- 1892József Mindszenty, Hungarian Catholic cardinal (d. 1975)
- 1908Dennis O'Keefe, American actor (d. 1968)
- 1931Sopubek Begaliev, Soviet-era economist and politician (d. 2002)
- 1936John A. Durkin, American politician
- 1945Walt Frazier, American basketball player
- 1956Patty Donahue, American singer (d. 1996)
- 1961Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian
- 1974Kristoffer Cusick, American actor
- 1986Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, English footballer
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