March 29 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Maundy Thursday
Multiple Countries 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

  • 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

  • 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.