On This Day.... March 29

MARCH 29TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY
  • TODAY IS NEVADA APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MOM AND POP BUSINESS OWNER DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL LEMON CHIFFON CAKE DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JOHN TYLER (1790-1862)
  • CY YOUNG (1867-1955)
  • EUGENE MCCARTHY (1916-2005)
  • MAN O’WAR (1917-1947)
  • PEARL BAILEY (1918-1990)
  • SAM WALTON (1918-1992)
  • WALT CLYDE FRAZIER (1945, 73)
  • AMY SEDARIS (1961, 57)
  • ELLE MACPHERSON (1964, 54)
  • JILL GOODACRE (1964, 54)
  • LUCY LAWLESS (1968, 50)
  • JENNIFER CAPRIATI (1976, 42)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1461, DUKE EDWARD OF YORK DEFEATS KING HENRY VI TO BECOME KING EDWARD IV IN WHAT BECAME KNOWN AS “THE WAR OF THE ROSES”
  • IN 1795, LUDWIG VON BEETHOVEN PERFORMS PUBLICLY FOR THE FIRST TIME AT 24
  • IN 1798, SWITZERLAND FORMS AS AN INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC
  • IN 1806, THE GREAT NATIONAL PIKE IS COMMISSIONED AS THE FIRST FEDERAL HIGHWAY. IT WOULD COME TO BE KNOWN AS “CUMBERLAND ROAD”
  • IN 1848, JOHN JACOB ASTER, A GERMAN IMMIGRANT AND THE FIRST MULTI-MILLIONAIRE IN THE UNITED STATES DIES AT 84
  • IN 1867, CONGRESS APPROVES BUILDING THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL
  • IN 1882, THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS IS CHARTERED
  • IN 1889, WILLIAM KEMMLER MURDERS HIS WIFE WITH A HATCHET IN NEW YORK. HE IS THE FIRST PERSON EXECUTED VIA ELECTRIC CHAIR THE FOLLOWING YEAR
  • IN 1929, THE BOSTON BRUINS DEFEAT THE NEW YORK RANGERS FOR THE STANLEY CUP
  • IN 1929, 17 YEAR OLD GINGER ROGERS MARRIES 26 YEAR OLD JACK PEPPER
  • IN 1932, JACK BENNY MAKES HIS RADIO DEBUT ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW
  • IN 1936, THE NAZI PARTY WINS 99% OF VOTES IN GERMAN ELECTIONS
  • IN 1940, JOE LOUIS KNOCKS OUT JOHNNY PAYCHECK TO RETAIN HIS HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
  • IN 1943, THE US ANNOUNCES RATIONING OF MEAT, BUTTER AND CHEESE DUE TO WWII
  • IN 1945, ENGLAND IS BOMBED FOR THE FINAL TIME BY V1 FLYERS
  • IN 1945, JIMMY STEWART IS PROMOTED TO COLONEL IN THE US ARMY
  • IN 1951, JULIUS AND ETHEL ROSENBERG ARE CONVICTED OF CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ESPIONAGE AGAINST THE US GOVERNMENT FOR THE SOVIET UNION
  • IN 1951, “THE KING & I” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1959, MARILYN MONROE’S “SOME LIKE IT HOT” OPENS
  • IN 1961, THE 23RD AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION IS RATIFIED AND CITIZENS OF WASHINGTON DC OFFICIALLY BEGIN VOTING IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
  • IN 1961, NELSON MANDELA IS ACQUITTED OF TREASON IN SOUTH AFRICA AFTER A 4 ½ YEAR TRIAL
  • IN 1962, JACK PAAR MAKES HIS FINAL APPEARANCE ON THE TONIGHT SHOW
  • IN 1967, SIX US STATES ARE ORDERED BY A FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT TO DESEGREGATE THEIR SCHOOLS BY THE FALL TERM: ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI AND TEXAS
  • IN 1973, THE LAST AMERICAN POW’S ARE RELEASED FROM VIETNAM AND THE LAST ACTIVE US TROOPS ARE CALLED HOME
  • IN 1974, CHINESE FARMERS DISCOVER 8,000 CLAY SOLDIERS BURIED TO GUARD THE TOMB OF 1ST CHINESE EMPORER QIN SHI HUANG, KNOWN AS THE TERRA COTTA ARMY
  • IN 1975, PATTI LABELLE HIT #1 WITH “LADY MARMALADE”
  • IN 1984, THE BALTIMORE COLTS MOVE TO INDIANAPOLIS
  • IN 1985, MADONNA’S “DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN” OPENS
  • IN 1985, JEANINE DECKERS, THE SINGING NUN, COMMITTED SUICIDE VIA SLEEPING PILLS AT 52 AS PART OF A SUICIDE PACT WITH A FRIEND. SHE CITED FINANCIAL TROUBLES IN HER SUICIDE NOTE UNAWARE THAT SHE WOULD BE AWARDED A $300,000 CHECK FOR ROYALTIES ON HER HIT SINGLE “DOMINIQUE” THAT SAME DAY
  • IN 1986, FALCO HIT #1 WITH “ROCK ME AMADEUS”
  • IN 1987, HULK HOGAN DEFEATS ANDRE THE GIANT IN WRESTLEMANIA III
  • IN 1988, CONGRESS ENDS AID TO NICARAGUAN CONTRAS
  • IN 1989, THE NHL BEGINS ALLOWING SOVIET PLAYERS TO JOIN US TEAMS
  • IN 1989, MICHAEL MILKEN IS INDICTED FOR RACKETEEING IN THE 80’S JUNK BOND SCANDAL
  • IN 1992, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BILL CLINTON ADMITS THAT HE EXPERIMENTED WITH MARIJUANA BUT “DIDN’T INHALE”
  • IN 1993, ELIZABETH TAYLOR IS PRESENTED WITH A SPECIAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD AT THE 65TH ACADEMY AWARDS FOR HER WORK WITH AIDS AND HIV
  • IN 1994, JIMMY JOHNSON QUITS AS COACH OF THE DALLAS COWBOYS
  • IN 1996, THE CLEVELAND BROWNS BECOME THE BALTIMORE RAVENS
  • IN 1997, HARRY HAMLIN MARRIES LISA RINNA
  • IN 1999, THE DOW JONES CROSSES 10,000 FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 2004, NATO ADMITS 7 NEW COUNTRIES: BULGARIA, ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA AND SLOVENIA
  • IN 2004, IRELAND BECOMES THE FIRST COUNTRY TO BAN SMOKING IN ALL WORK PLACES INCLUDING BARS AND RESTAURANTS
  • IN 2005, MARIAH CAREY RELEASES “WE BELONG TOGETHER”
  • IN 2007, RIHANNA RELEASES “UMBRELLA”
  • IN 2010, TWO FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS KILL 40 ON MOSCOW’S SUBWAY DURING RUSH HOUR
  • IN 2017, IVANKA TRUMP BEGINS WORKING AS AN UNPAID ADVISOR TO HER FATHER
  • IN 2017, PRIME MINISTER TERESA MAY FORMALLY BEGINS THE BREXIT PROCESS BY INVOKING ARTICLE 50 OF THE LISBON TREATY
  • IN 2017, GEORGE MICHAEL’S FUNERAL WAS HELD IN LONDON

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