Today in History, English
Today in History, English

35791March 29Event1971 – My Lai Massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
35792March 29Event1971 – A Los Angeles jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
35793March 29Event1973 – Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.
35794March 29Event1973 – Operation Barrel Roll, a covert US bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.
35795March 29Event1974 – NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first space probe to fly by Mercury.
35796March 29Event1974 – Local farmers in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, discover the Terracotta Army that was buried with Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, in the third century BCE.
35797March 29Event1982 – The Canada Act 1982 receives the Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982.
35798March 29Event1984 – The Baltimore Colts load its possessions onto fifteen Mayflower moving trucks in the early morning hours and transfer its operations to Indianapolis.
35799March 29Event1990 – The Czechoslovak parliament is unable to reach an agreement on what to call the country after the fall of Communism, sparking the so-called Hyphen War.
35800March 29Event1993 – Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.
35801March 29Event1999 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the dot-com bubble.
35802March 29Event1999 – A magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes the Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing 103.
35803March 29Event2002 – In reaction to the Passover massacre two days prior, Israel launches Operation Defensive Shield against Palestinian militants, its largest military operation in the West Bank since the 1967 Six-Day War.
35804March 29Event2004 – Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
35805March 29Event2004 – The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
35806March 29Event2010 – Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.
35807March 29Event2013 – At least 36 people are killed when a 16-floor building collapses in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
35808March 29Event2013 – A landslide kills 66 people in China's Tibet Autonomous Region near Lhasa.
35809March 29Event2014 – The first same-sex marriages in England and Wales are performed.
35810March 29Birth1187 – Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (d. 1203)
35811March 29Birth1553 – Vitsentzos Kornaros, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1614)
35812March 29Birth1584 – Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general and politician (d. 1648)
35813March 29Birth1602 – John Lightfoot, English priest, scholar, and academic (d. 1675)
35814March 29Birth1713 – John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)
35815March 29Birth1735 – Johann Karl August Musäus, German author (d. 1787)
35816March 29Birth1747 – Johann Wilhelm Hässler, German pianist and composer (d. 1822)
35817March 29Birth1751 – Supply Belcher, American singer-songwriter (d. 1836)
35818March 29Birth1769 – Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult, French general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of France (d. 1851)
35819March 29Birth1780 – Jørgen Jørgensen, Danish adventurer (d. 1841)
35820March 29Birth1790 – John Tyler, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)

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