Famous Events on this Day in History, March 29:

502 - Bourgundy King Gundobar delegates royal power
1461 - Battle near Towton Field, 33,000 die (War of the Roses)
1549 - The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.
1632 - Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.
1638 - 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)
1673 - Eng king Charles II accept Test Act: RC excluded of public functions
1792 - King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
1795 - Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna
1798 - Republic of Switzerland forms
1799 - New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state.
1804 - Thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti
1806 - Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
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.
1814 - Battle at Horseshoe Bend Ala: Andrew Jackson beats Creek-indians
1827 - 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna
1831 - Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniak rebel against Turkey.
1847 - 12,000 US troops capture Vera Cruz, Mexico
1848 - Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam
1849 - Britain formally annexs Punjab after defeat of Sikhs in India
1849 - The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.
1850 - Ireland's SS Royal Adelaide sinks in storm; 200 die
1852 - Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day
1860 - Dion Boucicault's "Colleen Bawn," premieres in NYC
1864 - Great Britain gives Isotope Islands back to Greece
1864 - Union General Steeles troops reach Arkadelphia Arkansas
1865 - -Apr 9th], Appomattox campaign, VA , 7582 killed
1865 - Battle of Quaker Road, VA
1867 - British North America Act (Canadian constitution) passes
1867 - Congress approves Lincoln Memorial
1871 - Albert Hall opens by Queen Victoria in London
1879 - Tsjaikovski's opera "Jevgeni Onegin," premieres in Moscow
1882 - Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men
1886 - Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke
1897 - Japan adopts Gold Standard
1906 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Kenora Thisles in 2 games
1912 - Capt Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary "the end cannot be far"
1919 - Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) & Seat (PCHA) win 2 games each with 1 tie, 1919 Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic
1924 - Bayern & Vatican reach accord
1927 - Henry O D Seagrave races his Sunbeam to a record 203.79 mph at Daytona
1928 - Yeshiva College (now University) chartered (NYC)
1929 - Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep NY Rangers in 2 games
1930 - Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
1932 - Jack Benny debuts on radio
1934 - Bank of Travail in Belgium, socialist worker's movement bankrupt
1935 - French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage
1936 - 10,000 watch the 200" mirror blank passing through Indianapolis
1936 - Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates
1940 - Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title
1941 - 1st performance of Benjamin Britten's "Symphony da Requiem"
1941 - 3rd NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Wisconsin beats Wash State 39-34
1941 - WPAT radio in NJ begins broadcasting (country music format)
1942 - British cruiser Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea
1942 - British destroyer Campbeltown explodes in St-Nazaire: 400 Germans die
1942 - German submarine U-585 sinks
1942 - The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
1943 - Meat, butter & cheese rationed in US during WW II
1943 - Meat rationed in US (784 gram/week, 2 kilogram for GI's
1945 - World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
1946 - 1st Test Cricket between Australia & NZ
1946 - Test Cricket debuts of Lindwall, Miller & Tallon
1947 - "Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 111 perfs
1948 - Drachtster Boys soccer team forms in Drachten
1948 - Yanks & Red Sox tie at 2-2 in 17, spring training game
1949 - Turkey recognizes Israel
1951 - "King & I" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1246 performances
1951 - 23rd Academy Awards - "All About Eve," Judy Holliday & J Ferrer win
1951 - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of spying
1953 - Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open
1958 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
1958 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
1959 - "Some Like it Hot" with Marilyn Monroe & Jack Lemmon premieres
1959 - Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore
1960 - Darius Milhaud's 9th Symphony, premieres
1961 - 23rd Amendment ratified, allows Wash DC residents to vote for pres
1961 - After a 4½ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge
1961 - KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - Argentine Pres Frondizi flees from the army
1962 - Jack Paar's final appearance on the "Tonight Show"
1963 - Final episode of soap opera "Young Doctor Malone"
1966 - "It's a Bird... It's Superman" opens at Alvin NYC for 129 perfs
1966 - Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1967 - WCMU TV channel 14 in Mt. Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - Students seize building at Bowie State College
1969 - Communist New People's Army found in Philippines
1970 - "Look to the Lilies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 perfs
1970 - Manchester City wins 10th Europe Cup II
1971 - 1st Lt William L Calley Jr found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre
1971 - Chile president Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines
1971 - Conrad Van Emde Boas becomes West Europe's 1st sexology professor
1971 - Development of a serum hepatitis vaccine for children announced
1971 - Royal Albert Hall opens
1971 - WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1973 - Dave Cowens, wins NBA MVP
1973 - US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution
1974 - Mariner 10's, 1st fly-by of Mercury, returns photos
1975 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Karsten-Ping Golf Open
1975 - Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers
1976 - 38th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Michigan 86-68
1976 - 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students
1979 - Andrew Hilditch given out handled the ball v Pakistan at WACA
1979 - Caryl Churchill's "Cloud Nine," premieres in London
1979 - Delhi beat Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1979 - Last day of Test cricket for Mushtaq Mohammad
1981 - "Woman of the Year" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 770 performances
1981 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1981 - Tiina Lehtola ski jumps female record 110m
1981 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1982 - 2nd Golden Raspberry Awards: Mommie Dearest wins
1982 - 44th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Georgetown 63-62
1982 - 54th Academy Awards - "Chariots of Fire," Henry Fonda & K Hepburn win
1982 - Delhi 707 beat Karnataka 705 on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
1984 - NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
1984 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 - Christos Sartzetakis elected president of Greece
1985 - Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist
1986 - Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
1987 - 6th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Tennessee routs Louisiana 67-44
1987 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
1987 - Wrestlemania III-93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant
1987 - Yitzhak Shamir re-elected chairman of right wing Herut Party
1988 - "Oba Oba" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 46 performances
1988 - US Congress discontinues aid to Nicaraguan contras
1989 - 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
1989 - 1st US private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight (NM)
1989 - 61st Academy Awards - "Rainman," Dustin Hoffman & Jodie Foster win
1989 - 9th Golden Raspberry Awards: Cocktail wins
1989 - I M Pei's pyramidal entrance to the Louvre opens in Paris
1989 - Michael Milken, junk bond king, indicted in NY for racketeering
1992 - "Conversations with My Father" opens at Royale NYC for 462 perfs
1992 - 12th Golden Raspberry Awards: Hudson Hawk wins
1992 - 21st Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Dottie Mochrie
1992 - Herb Gardner's "Conversations With My Father," premieres in NYC
1992 - Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)
1992 - Ice Pairs Championship at Oakland won by Mishuktienok & Dmitriev (CIS)
1992 - Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Oak won by Kristi Yamaguchi (USA)
1992 - Men's Fig Skating Championship in Oakland won by Viktor Petrenko (CIS)
1992 - NCAA Basketball Women's Championship at Kemper Arena, KC
1993 - 65th Academy Awards - "Unforgiven," Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win
1993 - Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final
1994 - Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys
1994 - Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border
1994 - Serbs & Croats signed a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia
1995 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Chicago IL on WCKG 105.9 FM
1996 - 10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men
1996 - Cleveland Browns choose new name, Baltimore Ravens
1996 - NY Yankees beats NY Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game
1997 - 1st game at Turner Field Atlanta, Braves beats Yanks 2-0 (exhibition)
1997 - Actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Lisa Rinna
1997 - PBA National Championship Won by Rick Steelsmith
1998 - 17th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at Kemper Arena KC
1998 - 27th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship
1999 - 61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at ThunderDome St Petersburg
1999 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 - above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever.
2004 - Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
2004 - The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
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