March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 277 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 29th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 29th in history!
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- Smoke and Mirrors Day
- National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
- Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day
What Happened On This Day – March 29
2010: Two Chechen suicide bombers detonate their devices in the Moscow underground
40 people died in the attack allegedly carried out by so-called “black widows”, or Islamist Chechen female suicide bombers.
2004: Ireland becomes the first country to ban smoking in all workplaces
Contrary to initial concerns, the ban had no adverse economic effects, and soon several other countries passed similar legislation. According to the World Health Organization, tobacco smoke is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally.
1974: The Terracotta Army is discovered in Xi’an, China
The famous collection of some 8000 soldier sculptures, depicting Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s army, was located by local farmers when they were digging a water well.
1971: Charles Manson is sentenced to death in the gas chamber
The sentence was never carried out because the California Supreme Court abolished the death penalty in 1972. The infamous criminal who ordered several murders served a life sentence and died on November 19, 2017.
1912: Robert Scott makes his final diary entry
Scott wrote: “We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker, of course, and the end cannot be far.” The British explorer and his companions died on an expedition to the South Pole.
2000: Thirteen-year-old Leonel Messi came to Spain to sign a contract with FC Barcelona, in 2000.
1950: Children of New China
1938: Sudeten woman acknowledges incoming German troops with tears and the Nazi salute, 1938
Births On This Day, March 29
1976: Jennifer Capriati, American tennis player
1949: Michael Brecker, American saxophonist, composer
1943: John Major, English banker, politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1895: Ernst Jünger, German author
1790: John Tyler, American lawyer, politician, 10th President of the United States
Deaths On This Day, March 29
1982: Walter Hallstein, German politician, diplomat, 1st President of the European Commission
1924: Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer
1912: Robert Falcon Scott, English navy officer, explorer
1888: Charles-Valentin Alkan, French composer
1772: Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish scientist