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: August 24, 2014