Today in History, English
Today in History, English

36181March 29Death2015 – William Delafield Cook, Australian-English painter (b. 1926)
36182March 29Death2015 – Gerry Hardstaff, English cricketer (b. 1940)
36183March 29Holiday and observanceBoganda Day (Central African Republic)
36184March 29Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:BertholdEustace of LuxeuilGwladysGwynllywHans Nielsen Hauge (Lutheran)March 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
36185March 29Holiday and observanceJohn Keble (commemoration, Anglican Communion)
36186March 29Holiday and observanceCommemoration of the 1947 Rebellion (Madagascar)
36187March 29Holiday and observanceDay of the Young Combatant (Chile)
36188March 29Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which the Octave Day of Easter can fall, while May 2 is the latest observed on the Sunday after Easter. (Christianity)
36189March 30Event598 – Balkan Campaign: The Avars lift the siege at the Byzantine stronghold of Tomis. Their leader Bayan I retreats north of the Danube River after the Avaro-Slavic hordes are decimated by the plague.
36190March 30Event1282 – The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.
36191March 30Event1296 – Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
36192March 30Event1815 – Joachim Murat issues the Rimini Proclamation which would later inspire Italian unification.
36193March 30Event1822 – The Florida Territory is created in the United States.
36194March 30Event1841 – The National Bank of Greece is founded in Athens.
36195March 30Event1842 – Ether anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.
36196March 30Event1844 – One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
36197March 30Event1855 – Origins of the American Civil War: "Border Ruffians" from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
36198March 30Event1856 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Crimean War.
36199March 30Event1863 – Danish prince Wilhelm Georg is chosen as King George of Greece.
36200March 30Event1867 – Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2-cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.
36201March 30Event1870 – Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction.
36202March 30Event1885 – The Battle for Kushka triggers the Panjdeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
36203March 30Event1899 – German Society of Chemistry issues an invitation to other national scientific organizations to appoint delegates to the International Committee on Atomic Weights.
36204March 30Event1909 – The Queensboro Bridge in New York City opens, linking Manhattan and Queens.
36205March 30Event1910 – The Mississippi Legislature founds the University of Southern Mississippi.
36206March 30Event1912 – Sultan Abd al-Hafid signs the Treaty of Fes, making Morocco a French protectorate.
36207March 30Event1918 – Outburst of bloody March Events in Baku and other locations of Baku Governorate.
36208March 30Event1939 – The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph (745km/h).
36209March 30Event1939 – Detective Comics #27 is released, introducing Batman.
36210March 30Event1940 – Second Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Jingwei.

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