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1673English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions

1912Capt Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary "the end cannot be far"

1940Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title

1945Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years

1959"Some Like it Hot" with Marilyn Monroe & Jack Lemmon premieres

1959"Some Like It Hot", starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is released

1961After a 4½ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge

1966Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1973Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP

197648th Academy Awards - "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest", Jack Nicholson & Louise Fletcher wins

1981Pat Bradley wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

1985Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist

1987Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic

1987Wrestlemania III-93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant

198961st Academy Awards - "Rainman", Dustin Hoffman & Jodie Foster win

1993Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards

On This Day In History
Date Event
Mar 29, 502
King Gundobar of Burgundy delegates royal power 
Mar 29, 1461
Battle near Towton Field, 33,000 die (War of the Roses) 
Mar 29, 1549
The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded. 
Mar 29, 1632
Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629. 
Mar 29, 1638
1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans) 
Mar 29, 1673
English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions 
Mar 29, 1792
King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf. 
Mar 29, 1795
Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna 
Mar 29, 1798
Republic of Switzerland forms 
Mar 29, 1799
New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state. 
Mar 29, 1804
Thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti 
Mar 29, 1806
Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway. 
Mar 29, 1809
King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden. 
Mar 29, 1827
20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna 
Mar 29, 1831
Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniak rebel against Turkey. 
Mar 29, 1847
12,000 US troops capture Vera Cruz, Mexico 
Mar 29, 1848
Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam 
Mar 29, 1849
Great Britain formally annexs Punjab after defeat of Sikhs in India 
Mar 29, 1850
SS Royal Adelaide sinks in storm; 200 die 
Mar 29, 1852
Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day 
Mar 29, 1860
Dion Boucicault's "Colleen Bawn" premieres in NYC 
Mar 29, 1864
Great Britain gives the Ionian Islands back to Greece 
Mar 29, 1864
Union General Steeles troops reach Arkadelphia Arkansas 
Mar 29, 1865
-Apr 9th], Appomattox campaign, VA, 7582 killed 
Mar 29, 1865
Battle of Quaker Road, VA 
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