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

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

1981Pat Bradley wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

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

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

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

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

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

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

1987Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic

1973Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP

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

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

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

1994Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys

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

March 29th Historical Events
Date Event
502
King Gundobar of Burgundy delegates royal power 
1461
Battle near Towton Field, 33,000 die (War of the Roses) 
1549
The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded. 
1632
Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629. 
1638
1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans) 
1673
English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions 
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. 
1795
Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna 
1798
Republic of Switzerland forms 
1799
New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state. 
1804
Thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti 
1806
Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway. 
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. 
1827
20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna 
1831
Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniak rebel against Turkey. 
1847
12,000 US troops capture Vera Cruz, Mexico 
1848
Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam 
1849
Great Britain formally annexs Punjab after defeat of Sikhs in India 
1850
SS Royal Adelaide sinks in storm; 200 die 
1852
Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day 
1860
Dion Boucicault's "Colleen Bawn" premieres in NYC 
1864
Great Britain gives the Ionian Islands back to Greece 
1864
Union General Steeles troops reach Arkadelphia Arkansas 
1865
-Apr 9th], Appomattox campaign, VA, 7582 killed 
1865
Battle of Quaker Road, VA 
1867
British North America Act (Canadian constitution) passes 
1867
Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial 
1871
Royal Albert Hall opened by Queen Victoria in London 
1879
Tsjaikovski's opera "Jevgeni Onegin," premieres in Moscow 
1882
Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men 
1886
Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke 
1897
Japan adopts Gold Standard 
1901
Edmund Barton is elected Prime Minister in Australia's first election of its parliament 
1906
Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Kenora Thisles in 2 games 
1912
Capt Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary "the end cannot be far" 
1919
Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) & Seat (PCHA) win 2 games each with 1 tie, 1919 Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic 
1924
Bayern & Vatican reach accord 
1927
Henry O D Seagrave races his Sunbeam to a record 203.79 mph at Daytona 
1928
Yeshiva College (now University) chartered (NYC) 
1929
Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep NY Rangers in 2 games 
1930
Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler. 
1932
Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program 
1934
Bank of Travail in Belgium, socialist workers' movement bankrupt 
1936
10,000 watch the 200-inch mirror blank passing through Indianapolis 
1936
Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates 
1940
Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title 
1941
1st performance of Benjamin Britten's "Requiem Symphony" 
1941
3rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Wisconsin beats Wash State 39-34 
1941
WPAT radio in NJ begins broadcasting (country music format) 
1942
British cruiser HMS Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea 
1942
British destroyer HMS Campbeltown explodes in St Nazaire: 400 Germans die 
1942
German submarine U-585 sinks 
1942
The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city. 
1943
Meat( 784 gram/week, 2 kilogram for GI's), butter & cheese rationed in US during WW II 
1945
World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England. 
1945
Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years 
1946
1st Test Cricket between Australia & NZ 
1946
Test Cricket debuts of Lindwall, Miller & Tallon 
1947
"Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 111 perfs 
1948
Drachtster Boys soccer team forms in Drachten 
1948
Yanks & Red Sox tie at 2-2 in 17, spring training game 
1949
Turkey recognizes Israel 
1951
"King & I" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1246 performances 
1951
23rd Academy Awards - "All About Eve", Judy Holliday & J Ferrer win 
1951
Julius & Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of spying 
1953
Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open 
1959
"Some Like it Hot" with Marilyn Monroe & Jack Lemmon premieres 
1959
Wes Hall takes Pakistani cricket hat-trick at Lahore 
1959
"Some Like It Hot", starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is released 
1960
Darius Milhaud's 9th Symphony, premieres 
1961
23rd Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, allowing Washington DC residents to vote in presidential elections 
1961
After a 4½ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge 
1961
KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1962
Argentine Pres Frondizi flees from the army 
1962
Jack Paar's final appearance on the "Tonight Show" 
1963
Final episode of soap opera "Young Doctor Malone" 
1966
"It's a Bird... It's Superman" opens at Alvin NYC for 129 perfs 
1966
Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1967
WCMU TV channel 14 in Mt. Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
Students seize building at Bowie State College 
1969
Communist New People's Army found in Philippines 
1970
"Look to the Lilies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 perfs 
1970
Manchester City wins 10th Europe Cup II 
1970
Serious disturbances in Derry, North Ireland, following a march to commemoration the Easter Rising 
1971
1st Lt William L Calley Jr found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre 
1971
Chile president Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines 
1971
Conrad Van Emde Boas becomes West Europe's 1st sexology professor 
1971
Development of a serum hepatitis vaccine for children announced 
1971
WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1973
Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP 
1973
US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution 
1974
Mariner 10's, 1st fly-by of Mercury, returns photos 
1975
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Karsten-Ping Golf Open 
1975
Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers 
1976
38th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Michigan 86-68 
1976
8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students 
1976
48th Academy Awards - "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest", Jack Nicholson & Louise Fletcher wins 
1979
Andrew Hilditch given out handled the ball v Pakistan at WACA 
1979
Caryl Churchill's "Cloud Nine" premieres in London 
1979
Delhi beat Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy 
1979
Last day of Test cricket for Mushtaq Mohammad 
1981
"Woman of the Year" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 770 performances 
1981
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open 
1981
Tiina Lehtola ski jumps female record 110m 
1981
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1982
2nd Golden Raspberry Awards: Mommie Dearest wins 
1982
44th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Georgetown 63-62 
1982
54th Academy Awards - "Chariots of Fire", Henry Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win 
1982
Delhi 707 beat Karnataka 705 on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy 
1984
NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis 
1984
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1985
Christos Sartzetakis elected president of Greece 
1985
Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist 
1986
Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia 
1987
6th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee routs Louisiana 67-44 
1987
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic 
1987
Wrestlemania III-93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant 
1987
Yitzhak Shamir re-elected chairman of right wing Herut Party 
1987
7th Golden Raspberry Awards: Howard the Duck wins 
1988
"Oba Oba" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 46 performances 
1988
US Congress discontinues aid to Nicaraguan contras 
1989
1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL 
1989
1st US private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight (NM) 
1989
61st Academy Awards - "Rainman", Dustin Hoffman & Jodie Foster win 
1989
9th Golden Raspberry Awards: Cocktail wins 
1989
I M Pei's pyramidal entrance to the Louvre opens in Paris 
1989
Michael Milken, junk bond king, indicted in NY for racketeering 
1992
"Conversations with My Father" opens at Royale NYC for 462 perfs 
1992
12th Golden Raspberry Awards: Hudson Hawk wins 
1992
21st Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Dottie Mochrie 
1992
Herb Gardner's "Conversations With My Father" premieres in NYC 
1992
Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS) 
1992
Ice Pairs Championship at Oakland won by Mishuktienok & Dmitriev (CIS) 
1992
Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Oak won by Kristi Yamaguchi (USA) 
1992
Men's Fig Skating Championship in Oakland won by Viktor Petrenko (CIS) 
1992
NCAA Basketball Women's Championship at Kemper Arena, KC 
1993
65th Academy Awards - "Unforgiven", Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win 
1993
Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final 
1993
Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards 
1994
Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys 
1994
Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border 
1994
Serbs & Croats signed a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia 
1995
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Chicago IL on WCKG 105.9 FM 
1996
10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men 
1996
Cleveland Browns choose new name, Baltimore Ravens 
1996
NY Yankees beats NY Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game 
1997
1st game at Turner Field Atlanta, Braves beats Yanks 2-0 (exhibition) 
1997
PBA National Championship Won by Rick Steelsmith 
1998
17th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at Kemper Arena KC 
1998
27th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship 
1998
Vasco da Gama Road bridge opens in Lisbon, Portugal as the longest bridge in Europe 
1999
61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at ThunderDome St Petersburg 
1999
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 - above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever. 
2004
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members. 
2004
The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants. 
2010
Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40. 
2013
10 people are killed and 31 are injured by a blast outside the US consulate in Pakistan 
2013
23 people are killed by coordinated bombings on Shiite mosques in Iraq 
2013
36 people are killed after a 16-floor building collapses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 
2013
UN regulation of international arms trade is blocked by North Korea, Iran, and Syria 
2013
Soyuz TMA-08M sets a new record of 6 hours in orbit before docking with the International Space Station 
2013
American horse, Animal Kingdom, wins the 2013 Dubai World Cup 
2014
Andrej Kiska is elected President of Slovakia 
2016
US Says It Has Unlocked iPhone Without Apple 
2016
Secret Service says 'no' to guns at Republican convention 
2016
Shots fired in US Capitol complex, gunman caught 
2017
Scotland Votes to Demand a Post-'Brexit' Independence Referendum 
2017
Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies 
2017
Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood 
2017
China's Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla 
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