Historical Events In March - 29
Thursday, 13 August 2020
1801 Britain seizes Danish and Swedish islands in West Indies on March - 29.
1802 On March - 29 frederic Thieme, composer, dies at 51
1804 On this day in history thousands of whites are massacred in Haiti following a declaration by Governor General Jean-Jacques Dessalines.
1804 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
1808 Williamstown Ontario John Johnson 1742-1830 gives patent and grants 12 acres of land for Williamstown Fair; oldest continuously operating farm fair in Ontario on March - 29.
1809 King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'Ă©tat. 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 on this day in history.
1813 On March - 29 john Letcher, Gov (Confederacy), died in 1884
1814 On this day in history battle at Horseshoe Bend AL Andrew Jackson beats Creek-Indians
1814 On March - 29 battle at Horseshoe Bend Ala: Andrew Jackson beats Creek-indians
1814 Battle at Horseshoe Bend AL: Andrew Jackson beats Creek-Indians on March - 29.
1816 James Gallant Spears, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1869 on March - 29.
1817 Constantine S Aksakov, Russian historian/poet on this day in history.
1819 Edwin Drake, drilled 1st productive US oil well on March - 29.
1821 On March - 29 joshua Thomas Owen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1887
1822 On this day in history joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter
1826 Wilhelm Liebknecht, German MP (social-democratic) on March - 29.
1827 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna on this day in history.
1829 On March - 29 ritta & Christina, Siamese twins, in Sardinia
1831 On March - 29 great Bosnian uprising: Bosniak rebel against Turkey.
1831 On March - 29 amelia Barr, writer
1837 Maria Fitzherbert, morganatic wife of King George IV, dies on this day in history.
1839 Bernardus JC Dibbets, Dutch baron/gen-major (Maastricht), dies at 56 on March - 29.
1847 On March - 29 12,000 US troops capture Vera Cruz, Mexico
1847 On this day in history auguste De Polignac, premier France, dies at 66
1848 On March - 29 at about 5 am, the Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam on Lake Erie at the entrance to the River; only time in recorded history
1848 On this day in history niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam
1848 On March - 29 aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War
1848 John Jacob Astor, charted American Fur Company, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1849 On this day in history britain formally annexes the Punjab after the defeat of the Sikhs in India
1849 Britain formally annexs Punjab after defeat of Sikhs in India on March - 29.
1850 Ireland's SS Royal Adelaide sinks in storm; 200 die on March - 29.
1852 Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day on March - 29.
1860 Dion Boucicault's "Colleen Bawn," premieres in NYC on March - 29.