Historical Events In March - 29
Saturday, 19 June 2021
1801 Britain seizes Danish and Swedish islands in West Indies on this day in history.
1802 On this day in history 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 March - 29 thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti
1806 On March - 29 construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
1808 On March - 29 williamstown Ontario John Johnson 1742-1830 gives patent and grants 12 acres of land for Williamstown Fair; oldest continuously operating farm fair in Ontario.
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 on this day in history.
1813 John Letcher, Gov (Confederacy), died in 1884 on March - 29.
1814 On March - 29 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 On March - 29 battle at Horseshoe Bend AL: Andrew Jackson beats Creek-Indians
1816 On March - 29 james Gallant Spears, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
1817 On this day in history constantine S Aksakov, Russian historian/poet
1819 On March - 29 edwin Drake, drilled 1st productive US oil well
1821 Joshua Thomas Owen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1887 on this day in history.
1822 On this day in history joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter
1826 On March - 29 wilhelm Liebknecht, German MP (social-democratic)
1827 On this day in history 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna
1829 On March - 29 ritta & Christina, Siamese twins, in Sardinia
1831 On this day in history 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 this day in history 12,000 US troops capture Vera Cruz, Mexico
1847 Auguste De Polignac, premier France, dies at 66 on this day in history.
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 March - 29 niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam
1848 On March - 29 aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War
1848 On March - 29 john Jacob Astor, charted American Fur Company, dies at 84
1849 Britain formally annexes the Punjab after the defeat of the Sikhs in India on this day in history.
1849 Britain formally annexs Punjab after defeat of Sikhs in India on March - 29.
1850 On March - 29 ireland's 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 on March - 29.
1860 Dion Boucicault's "Colleen Bawn," premieres in NYC on March - 29.