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Monday, March 29, 2010

The stern of the South Korean warship which exploded on Friday with 46 crewmen still missing is located and the military is expected to attempt a dive. //news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/stern-of-sunken-s-korean-warship-located-20100329-r6mc.html ("The Sydney Morning Herald") //english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2010/03/29/31/0301000000AEN20100329008700315F.HTML (Yonhap)

Monday, March 29, 1999

For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark, at 10,006.78.

Monday, March 29, 1993

April ndash The Kuwaiti government claims to uncover an Iraqi assassination plot against former U.S. President George Bush shortly after his visit to Kuwait. Two Iraqi nationals confess to driving a car-bomb into Kuwait on behalf of the Iraqi Intelligence Service.{{waybackdate|site=//www.newyorker.com/archive/content/?020930fr_archive02|date=20021014165340}}
The 65th Academy Awards, hosted by Billy Crystal, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, with "Unforgiven" winning Best Picture.

Sunday, March 29, 1992

In France, police arrest three men believed to be planning a Basque separatist terrotist attack at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Wednesday, March 29, 1989

In Brussels, Belgium, NATO celebrates its 40th anniversary.
In Namibia, fighting erupts between SWAPO guerillas and the South West African Police, on the day that a cease-fire was supposed to end the South African Border War according to United Nations Security Council Resolution 435. By April 6, nearly 300 people had been killed.
A failed coup attempt against President of Haiti Prosper Avril leads to a standoff between mutinous troops and the government which ended on April 10 with the government regaining control of the country.
Margaret Thatcher's new local government tax, the Poll tax, is introduced in Scotland.
The 61st Academy Awards are held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, with "Rain Man" winning Best Picture.

Tuesday, March 29, 1988

African National Congress representative Dulcie September is assassinated in Paris.

Sunday, March 29, 1987

The World Wrestling Federation (then WWF, now WWE) produced Wrestlemania III from the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The event is particularly notable for the record attendance of 93,173, the largest recorded attendance for a live indoor sporting event in North America. The record itself stood until February 14, 2010 when the 2010 NBA All-Star Game broke the indoor sporting event record with an attendance of 108,713 at Cowboys Stadium.

Sunday, March 29, 1981

The first London Marathon starts with 7,500 runners.

Thursday, March 29, 1979

Sultan Yahya Petra of Kelantan, the 6th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Head of State) of Malaysia, dies in office. He is replaced by Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang.

Monday, March 29, 1976

The military dictatorship of General Jorge Videla comes to power in Argentina.

Friday, March 29, 1974

April 3-4 ndash An enormous outbreak of tornadoes strikes the central parts of the United States, killing around 319 people. Known as the Super Outbreak, the event was the largest and deadliest outbreak of tornadoes for almost 40 years until an even larger outbreak surpassed it in 2011.

Thursday, March 29, 1973

The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.

Saturday, March 29, 1969

The Eurovision Song Contest 1969 is held in Madrid, and results in four co-winners, with 18 votes each, from Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France.

Tuesday, March 29, 1966

The Soviet Union launches "Luna 10", which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.
The Labour Party under Harold Wilson wins the British General Election, gaining a 96-seat majority which is a great improvement upon the five-seat majority gained at the election 17 months ago.{{cite news| url=//news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/31/newsid_4693000/4693142.stm | work=BBC News | title=1966: Harold Wilson wins sweeping victory | date=March 31, 1966}}
The 23rd Communist Party Conference is held in the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev demands that U.S. troops leave Vietnam, and announces that Chinese-Soviet relations are not satisfying.

Sunday, March 29, 1964

Radio Caroline becomes England's first pirate radio station, from a ship anchored just outside UK territorial waters.

Wednesday, March 29, 1961

The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to vote in presidential elections.

Tuesday, March 29, 1960

The 1960 United States Census begins. There are 179,323,175 U.S. residents on this day.//www2.census.gov/prod2/statcomp/documents/1961-02.pdf Population All people from Latin America are listed as white, including blacks from the Dominican Republic, European whites from Argentina and Mexicans who resemble Native Americans.
"Tom Pillibi" by Jacqueline Boyer (music by André Popp, text by Pierre Cour) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1960 for France.
The United States launches the first weather satellite, TIROS-1.
Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad, 1st Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, dies in office. He is replaced by Hisamuddin Alam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah, Sultan of Selangor.
At the 32nd Academy Awards ceremony, "Ben-Hur" wins a record number of Oscars, including Best Picture.
Elvis Presley's song Are You Lonesome Tonight is recorded for the first time

Monday, March 29, 1954

A C-47 transport with the French nurse Genevieve de Galard on board is wrecked on the runway at Dien Bien Phu.

Sunday, March 29, 1953

A fire at the Littlefield Nursing Home in Largo, Florida kills 33 persons, including singer-songwriter Arthur Fields.

Saturday, March 29, 1952

In the Hague Tribunal, Israel demands reparations worth $3 billion from Germany.
West Ice accidents: During a severe storm in the West Ice, east of Greenland, 78 seal hunters on 5 Norwegian seal hunting vessels perish without a trace.
U.S. President Harry S. Truman announces that he will not seek reelection.

Tuesday, March 29, 1949

The 21st Academy Awards ceremony is held.

Saturday, March 29, 1947

A rebellion against French rule erupts in Madagascar.

Friday, March 29, 1946

The Gold Coast has an African majority in its parliament.
The Malayan Union is formed.
Singapore becomes a Crown colony.
A 14-meter high tsunami strikes Hilo and Laupāhoehoe on the Big Island of Hawaii 173 are killed, thousands injured.

Thursday, March 29, 1945

The Clash of Titans: George Mikan and Bob Kurland duel at Madison Square Garden. OSU defeats DePaul 52–44.

Saturday, March 29, 1930

Heinrich Brüning is appointed German "Reichskanzler".

Saturday, March 29, 1924

Adolf Hitler is sentenced to 5 years in jail for his participation in the Beer Hall Putsch (he serves only 8 months).
The first revenue flight for Belgium's "SABENA Airlines" takes place.
The Third Ministry of Raymond Poincaré starts in France.

Monday, March 29, 1920

Sir William Robertson, who enlisted in 1877, becomes a field marshal in the British Army, the first man to rise to this rank from private.

Sunday, March 29, 1914

Katherine Routledge and her husband arrive in Easter Island to make the first true study of it (they depart August 1915)

Friday, March 29, 1912

The remaining members of Robert Falcon Scott's South Pole expedition die.

Monday, March 29, 1886

Wilhelm Steinitz becomes first recognized World Chess Chion.

Wednesday, March 29, 1882

The "Knights of Columbus" are established.

Saturday, March 29, 1879

Anglo-Zulu War ndash Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.

Saturday, March 29, 1873

The Rio Tinto Company is formed in Spain, following the February 17 purchase of the Rio Tinto mine from the Spanish government by a British investment group.

Friday, March 29, 1867

The British North America Act receives royal assent, forming the Dominion of Canada in an event known as the Confederation. This unites the Province of Canada (Quebec and Ontario), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia as of July 1. Ottawa becomes the capital, and John A. Macdonald becomes the Dominion's first prime minister.

Thursday, March 29, 1849

The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.

Monday, March 29, 1847

Mexican-American War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.

Monday, March 29, 1813

Mexican War of Independence ndash Battle of Rosillo Creek: The Republican Army of the North defeats the Spanish Royalist Army in present-day Bexar County, Texas.

Sunday, March 29, 1807

H. W. Olbers discovers the asteroid Vesta.

Saturday, March 29, 1806

Construction is authorized of the "National Road" (the first United States federal highway).

Friday, March 29, 1799

New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state.

Thursday, March 29, 1691

The Siege of Mons ends in the city’s surrender.

Sunday, March 29, 1676

Providence, Rhode Island is attacked and destroyed by the Indians.

Monday, March 29, 1638

March ndash Anne Hutchinson is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for heresy and goes to Rhode Island.
The Swedish arrive on the ships "Kalmar Nyckel" and "Fogel Grip" to America, to establish the first settlement in Delaware, called New Sweden.

Monday, March 29, 1632

March ndash Thirty Years\' War ndash Gustav Adolf of Sweden invades Bavaria with his army.
The Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.

Friday, March 29, 1630

Great Migration: The ship "Arbella" and three other ships leave Southton, England with 400 passengers headed for the Massachusetts Bay Colony in America.

Friday, March 29, 1613

Samuel de Chlain becomes the first unofficial Governor of New France.

Saturday, March 29, 1597

Tycho Brahe leaves Ven and moves to Copenhagen (Farvergården).

Tuesday, March 19, 1549 (Julianian calendar)

The city of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil's first capital, is founded.

Friday, March 20, 1461 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Towton: Edward IV defeats Queen Margaret to make good his claim to the English throne (thought to be the bloodiest battle ever fought in England).

Thursday, March 20, 1410 (Julianian calendar)

The Aragonese capture Oristano, capital of the Giudicato di Arborea in Sardinia.

Tuesday, March 21, 1368 (Julianian calendar)

Peace treaty between Norway and the Hanseatic League.
Hongwu (also known as Zhu Yuanzhang) establishes the Ming Dynasty in China after the disintegration of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty. He immediately orders every county magistrate to set up four granaries, and halts government taxation on books.
The King of Norway sends the last Royal Ship from Norway to the Greenland Eastern Settlement. This event is part of both the Norse colonization of the Americas and of the History of Greenland.
Work begins on the current Great Wall of China.
Mikhail Aleksandrovich becomes the sole ruler of Tver (now in eastern Russia) after the death of co-ruler and rival Mikhailovich of Kashin.
Emperor Chōkei accedes to the throne of Japan.
Timur ascends to the throne of Samarkand (now in Uzbekistan).
Moscow attacks Tver, which counter-attacks with the aid of Lithuania and the Blue Horde.
The Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France) is established in Paris.

Friday, March 27, 537 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Vigilius succeeds Silverius as the 59th pope, when the latter is deposed by Belisarius at the order emperor Justinian I.

Wednesday, March 27, 502 (Julianian calendar)

The "Book of Song" is finished. The text is one of the Twenty-Four Histories, traditional collection of historical records during the Southern and Northern Dynasties.
Caesarius becomes bishop of Arles. His episcopal see, near the mouth of the Rhone River and close to Marseille, retains its ancient importance in social and commercial life of Gaul for forty years.
The Persian philosopher Mazdak declares private property to be the source of all evil.
The Bulgars ravage Thrace. A semi-nomadic people, they have absorbed the surviving Huns and meet no opposition from Byzantine forces.
The Liang Dynasty is founded by Xiao Yan, who marches on Jiankang (later Nanjing). Emperor He Di, age 14, is put to death. The Southern Qi Dynasty ends and Wu Di becomes ruler of the Liang Dynasty.
The Nanhua Temple, located southeast of Shaoguan, is founded by the Indian monk Zhiyao Sanzang. The temple covers an area of 42,5 hectares (105 acres) and consists of a set of historical Buddhist buildings.
King Gundobad issues a new legal code ("Lex Burgundionum") at Lyon that makes Gallo-Romans and Burgundians subject to the same laws (approximate date).
Source: Wikipedia