March 29 in History

March 29 in Pop Culture History

March 29th is…
Knights of Columbus Founders Day
Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
Smoke and Mirrors Day
National Vietnam War Veterans Day

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 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 on March 20, 1954

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

1986 – #1 Hit March 29, 1986 – April 18, 1986: Falco – Rock 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 on August 24, 2014


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