March 29 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Maundy Thursday
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Martyrs' Day
Madagascar Public Holiday
Youth Day
Taiwan Observance
Commemoration of Boganda
Central african republic Public Holiday
Daylight Saving Time starts
Syria Clock Change/daylight Saving Time
National Vietnam War Veterans Day
United states Observance

Historical Events on March 29

  • 1806: Great National Pike – also known as Cumberland Road – is authorized on this day. It’s the 1stS federal highway.
  • 1809: After a coup d’etat, King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates the throne.
  • 1831: During the Great Bosnian Uprising, Bosniaks rebel against Turkey.
  • 1847: After sieging Veracruz for a period of time, General Winfield and his U.S Forces finally take it during the Mexican American War.
  • 1849: Punjab, India is annexed by the U.K.
  • 1865: As the Appomattox Campaign starts, Major General Philip Sheridan attempts to flank Confederate forces led by General Robert E. Lee.
  • 1879: Over twenty thousand Zulu warriors are defeated by British forces at the Battle of Kambula during the Anglo-Zulu War.
  • 1882: On this day, the Knights of Columbus are founded.
  • 1886: In an Atlanta backyard, John Pemberton brews the very first batch of Coca-Cola.
  • 1911: The .45 ACP pistol, the M1911 officially becomes the side arm of the United States Army.
  • 1936: Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in Germany in a referendum to ratify Germany’s illegal remilitarization and reoccupation of the Rhineland.
  • 1941: At the Battle of Cape Matapan during WWII, the Royal Australian Navy and the British Royal Navy defeat the Italian Regia Marina off the coast of Greece.
  • 1945: The last of the V-1 flying bomb attacks on England occur during WWII.
  • 1945: Soviet forces all but destroy the German 4th Army during World War II.

Famous Birthdays on March 29

  • American lawyer and 10th President of the U.S., John Tyler is born in 1790.
  • American wife of U.S President Herbert Hoover, Lou Henry Hoover is born in 1874.
  • American actor Warner Baxter is born in 1889.
  • American model and actress Jill Goodacre is born in 1964.
  • Australian model and actress Elle Macpherson is born in 1964.
  • New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless is born in 1968.

VJ Day

Leif Erikson Day

All Saints’ Day

Giving Tuesday

Advent

Hanukkah