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Thursday 29 March 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Events

  • 2014 – The first same-sex marriages in England and Wales are performed.
  • 1999 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the dot-com bubble.
  • 1993 – Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.
  • 1974 – NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first space probe to fly by Mercury.
  • 1974 – Terracotta Army was discovered in Shaanxi province, China.
  • 1973 – Operation Barrel Roll, a covert American bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.
  • 1973 – Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.
  • 1961 – The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.
  • 1957 – The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
  • 1946 – Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, one of Mexico's leading universities, is founded.
  • 1942 – The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II is the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
  • 1941 – The North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time.
  • 1886 – John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta.
  • 1865 – American Civil War: Federal forces under Major General Philip Sheridan move to flank Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins.
  • 1847 – Mexican–American War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.
  • 1806 – Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
  • 1549 – The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.

Births

  • 1985 – Mickey Pimentel, American football player
  • 1980 – Bill Demong, American skier
  • 1976 – Jennifer Capriati, American tennis player
  • 1974 – Miguel Gómez, Colombian-American photographer and educator
  • 1972 – Alex Ochoa, Cuban-American baseball player and coach
  • 1971 – Robert Gibbs, American political adviser, 28th White House Press Secretary
  • 1969 – Jimmy Spencer, American football player and coach
  • 1969 – Kim Batten, American hurdler
  • 1967 – Brian Jordan, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1966 – Eric Gunderson, American baseball player
  • 1965 – William Oefelein, American commander, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1964 – Catherine Cortez Masto, American attorney and politician
  • 1964 – Jill Goodacre, American model and actress
  • 1964 – Ming Tsai, American chef and television host
  • 1962 – Billy Beane, American baseball player and manager
  • 1962 – Kirk Triplett, American golfer
  • 1961 – Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian
  • 1961 – Mike Kingery, American baseball player
  • 1959 – Perry Farrell, American singer-songwriter
  • 1958 – Marc Silvestri, American publisher, founded Top Cow Productions
  • 1958 – Nouriel Roubini, Turkish-American economist and academic
  • 1958 – Travis Childers, American businessman and politician
  • 1958 – Victor Salva, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Christopher Lambert, American-born French actor
  • 1957 – Elizabeth Hand, American author
  • 1956 – Patty Donahue, American singer (The Waitresses) (d. 1996)
  • 1955 – Earl Campbell, American football player
  • 1955 – Marina Sirtis, British-American actress
  • 1952 – John Hendricks, American businessman, founded Discovery Communications
  • 1951 – William Clarke, American harmonica player (d. 1996)
  • 1949 – Michael Brecker, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2007)
  • 1948 – Bud Cort, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1947 – Bobby Kimball, American singer-songwriter
  • 1947 – Robert Gordon, American singer and actor
  • 1945 – Walt Frazier, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1944 – Denny McLain, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1942 – Bob Lurtsema, American football player
  • 1941 – Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr., American astrophysicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1940 – Ray Davis, American bass singer (d. 2005)
  • 1939 – Roland Arnall, French-American businessman and diplomat, 63rd United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • 1936 – John A. Durkin, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1936 – Joseph P. Teasdale, American lawyer and politician, 48th Governor of Missouri (d. 2014)
  • 1936 – Judith Guest, American author and screenwriter
  • 1936 – Richard Rodney Bennett, English-American composer and educator (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Richard Lewontin, American biologist, geneticist, and academic
  • 1928 – Keith Botsford, Belgian-American journalist, author, and academic
  • 1928 – Vincent Gigante, American boxer and mobster (d. 2005)
  • 1927 – John McLaughlin, American journalist and producer (d. 2016)
  • 1923 – Betty Binns Fletcher, American lawyer and judge (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Bob Haymes, American singer-songwriter, and actor (d. 1989)
  • 1920 – Clarke Fraser, American-Canadian geneticist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1920 – John M. Belk, American businessman and politician (d. 2007)
  • 1920 – Theodore Trautwein, American lawyer and judge (d. 2000)
  • 1919 – Eileen Heckart, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1918 – Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (d. 1990)
  • 1918 – Sam Walton, American businessman, founded Walmart and Sam's Club (d. 1992)
  • 1917 – Tommy Holmes, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • 1916 – Eugene McCarthy, American poet and politician (d. 2005)
  • 1914 – Phil Foster, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1909 – Moon Mullican, American country and western singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1967)
  • 1908 – Arthur O'Connell, American actor (d. 1981)
  • 1908 – Dennis O'Keefe, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1968)
  • 1906 – James Bausch, American decathlete and football player (d. 1974)
  • 1902 – Don Miller, American football player and coach (d. 1979)
  • 1889 – Howard Lindsay, American producer, playwright, librettist, director and actor (d. 1968)
  • 1889 – Warner Baxter, American actor (d. 1951)
  • 1888 – Enea Bossi, Sr., Italian-American engineer, designed the Budd BB-1 Pioneer and Bossi-Bonomi Pedaliante (d. 1963)
  • 1874 – Lou Henry Hoover, American wife of Herbert Hoover, 33rd First Lady of the United States (d. 1944)
  • 1869 – Aleš Hrdlička, Czech-American anthropologist and scholar (d. 1943)
  • 1867 – Cy Young, American baseball player and manager (d. 1955)
  • 1862 – Adolfo Müller-Ury, Swiss-American painter (d. 1947)
  • 1790 – John Tyler, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Patty Duke, American actress (b. 1946)
  • 2014 – Marc Platt, American actor and dancer (b. 1913)
  • 2012 – Bill Jenkins, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1930)
  • 2009 – Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b. 1975)
  • 2004 – Joel Feinberg, American philosopher and academic (b. 1926)
  • 2001 – John Lewis, American pianist and composer (b. 1920)
  • 1996 – Frank Daniel, Czech-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 1995 – Mort Meskin, American illustrator (b. 1916)
  • 1995 – Terry Moore, American baseball player and coach (b. 1912)
  • 1992 – Paul Henreid, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 1988 – Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 1985 – Luther Terry, American physician and academic, 9th Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
  • 1982 – Nathan Farragut Twining, American general (b. 1897)
  • 1972 – J. Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank, English businessman, founded Rank Organisation (b. 1888)
  • 1970 – Anna Louise Strong, American journalist and author (b. 1885)
  • 1934 – Otto Hermann Kahn, German-American banker and philanthropist (b. 1867)
  • 1905 – William Plankinton, American businessman, industrialist and banker (b. 1843)
  • 1900 – Cyrus K. Holliday, American businessman (b. 1826)
  • 1891 – John Plankinton, American businessman and industrialist, also noted for philanthropy (b. 1820)
  • 1848 – John Jacob Astor, German-American businessman (b. 1763)
  • 1751 – Thomas Coram, English captain and philanthropist, founded Foundling Hospital (b. 1668)
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