March 29: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1638 - Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
- 1867 - Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.
- 1961 - The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.
- 1974 - NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first space probe to fly by Mercury.
- 2004 - The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
- Famous Birthdays: Johann Wilhelm Hässler (German pianist and composer), John Tyler (American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the United States), Enea Bossi, Sr. (Italian-American engineer, designed the Budd BB-1 Pioneer and Bossi-Bonomi Pedaliante), John Vane (English pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate), Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr. (American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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