March 29 in Pop Culture History

March 29 in Pop Culture History

1638 – Swedish colonists established the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.

1867 – Queen Victoria gave Royal Assent to the British North America Act which established the Dominion of Canada, effective on July 1.

1871 – The Royal Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria.

1882 – The ‘Knights of Columbus’ was established.

1951 – The King and I (Musical) Opened on March 29, 1951 and Closed: March 20, 1954

1951 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.

1986 – #1 Hit March 29, 1986 – April 18, 1986: FalcoRock Me Amadeus

1998 – BBC America made its debut on digital cable.

2009 – In a very unusual political/business situation, Rick Wagoner, the chairman and chief executive of General Motors, resigned at the request of President Obama’s administration.

2006 – Queen Elizabeth II pronounced the singer ‘Sir’ Tom Jones a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

2010 – Fox Reality Channel was replaced with Nat Geo Wild on cable television.

2012 – Newsies (Broadway Musical) Opened on March 29, 2012 and Closed: August 24, 2014

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