March 29: Day of the Week
March 29, 2021 was the 88th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 277 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1971My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
- 2004The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
- 2008Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time.
Who were born on March 29?
- 1824Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (d. 1899)
- 1885Dezső Kosztolányi, Hungarian poet and writer (d. 1936)
- 1900Bill Aston, British racing driver (d. 1974)
- 1917Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (d. 1947)
- 1929Richard Lewontin, American biologist
- 1947Bobby Kimball, American singer
- 1952Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban boxer
- 1955Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor
- 1955Earl Campbell, American football player
- 1992Chris Massoglia, American actor and dancer
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