This Day in History – March 29

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March 29

History plays an important role in making us understand the current world scenario. The events that happened in the past are helpful in predicting what will happen in the future. So, let us make the study of the past more understanding and look at the history of March 29. 

What Happened in India on March 29?

March 29 - Mangal Panday
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1849: Annexation of Punjab
The United Kingdom on March 29, 1859, annexed Punjab.

1857: Mangal Pandey started a mutiny against the East India Company
Mangal Pandey, who belonged to the 34th Regiment in the Bengal Native Infantry started a mutiny against the rule of the East India Company in India, which further led to the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

1999: Earthquake in Chamoli
The district of Chamoli was struck by an earthquake of 6.8 magnitudes. 103 people were killed. 

What Happened Around the World on March 29?

Queen Victoria
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845: Viking raiders in Paris 
Paris was sacked (the siege of Paris) by the Viking raiders under Ragnar Lodbrok on March 29. 845.

1430: Thessalonica captured
Under the rule of Murad II, the Ottoman Empire captured Thessalonica from the Republic of Venice. 

1549: Salvador da Bahia
The first capital of Brazil, Salvador da Bahia, was founded on this day in history.

1632: Treaty of Saint Germain
Quebec was returned to France by the signing of the Treaty of Saint Germain. It was first seized by the British in 1629.

1792: Death of King Gustav III
Due to being shot in the back, King Gustav III of Sweden was killed at Stockholm’s Royal Opera.

1806: Great National Pike
The authorization for the Great National Pike construction, also known as the Cumberland Road, was given on March 29, 1806. It became the first United States federal highway.

1831: Great Bosnian Uprising 
The Bosniaks rebelled against Turkey, which was a part of the Great Bosnian Uprising. 

1867: Queen Victoria gave Royal Assent 
Queen Victoria gave the Royal Assent to the British North America Act. 

1871: Royal Albert Hall
Queen Victoria opened the Royal Albert Hall.

1882: Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus was established on this day in history.

1886: The first batch of Coca Cola brewed
The first batch of Coca Cola was brewed by John Pemberton in a backyard in Atlanta on March 29, 1886.

1930: Heinrich Bruning
Heinrich Bruning was appointed as the Geman Reichskanzler.

1941: North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement 
The North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement went into effect at 03:00 local time on this day in history.

1945: V-1 Flying Bomb
The last day of the V-1 Flying Bomb attacked England on this day in history.

1946: Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico 
One of the top universities of Mexico, the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico was founded.

1961: Twenty Third Amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
The Twenty Third Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was ratified on March 29, 1961. It allowed residents of Washington DC to vote in Presidential elections. 

1973: Vietnam War
The last group of combat soldiers of the United States left South Vietnam.

1982: Canada Act 
The Queen gave the Royal Assent to the Canada Act of 1982. It set the stage for the proclamation of the Constitution Act on this day in history.

1990: Hyphen War 
There was a failure at able to reach an agreement by the Czechoslovak parliament regarding what to call the country after the fall of Communism, which led to the Hyphen War.

1993: Prince Edward Island
Catherine Callbeck became the premier of Prince Edward Island. She was the first woman to have won the election of a Canadian province.

2002: Operation Defensive Shield
Operation Defensive Shield was launched by Israel against Palestinian militants on March 29, 2002. 

2004: NATO 
Countries such as Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Slovakia became full members of NATO. 

2014: First same-sex marriage
The first same-sex marriages were performed in England on this day in history.

2017: Treaty on the European Union
The formal beginning of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom started to take place by the invocation of Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union by Prime Minister Theresa May on March 29, 2017.

List of Important Birthdays

1943: Eric Idle
Hollywood comedian Eric Idle was born on March 29, 1943.

1975: Babbu Mann
The popular Punjabi singer and songwriter was born on this day.

1987: Ayilya Nair
The famous Malayalam actress Ayilya Nair was born on March 29, 1987.

This was all about the important and interesting events that took place on March 29. We hope you enjoyed reading this blog, and it helped in brushing up your knowledge of history! For more such entertaining content, stay tuned to Leverage Edu. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn

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