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Wednesday March 29, 2017

March 29: Day of the Week

March 29, 2017 was the 88th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 277 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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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)

  • 1549
    The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.
  • 1809
    King 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.
  • 1849
    The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.
  • 1886
    Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1911
    The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.
  • 1936
    In 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.
  • 1942
    The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II is the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
  • 1951
    Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
  • 1971
    A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
  • 1973
    Operation Barrel Roll, a covert US bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1553
    Vitsentzos Kornaros, Greek Renaissance poet
  • 1713
    John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)
  • 1952
    Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban boxer
  • 1968
    Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress and singer
  • 1976
    Jennifer Capriati, American tennis player
  • 1980
    Amy Mathews, Australian actress
  • 1980
    China P. Arnold, American convicted murderer
  • 1984
    Juan Mónaco, Argentine tennis player
  • 1985
    Mickey Pimentel, National Football League linebacker
  • 1990
    Lyle Taylor, British footballer

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