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March 29: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 29

March 29th is officially World Piano Day and Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day.

Welcome to day 88 of 365! We’re still 277 days away from celebrating the new year, but we’ve gotta look forward to something right?

People who were born on March 29th share the Aries zodiac sign.

March 29 in history has been an interesting day to say the least. You’re going to love learning about all the facts & historical events that all occurred on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1848, Niagara Falls waterfall stopped flowing due to an ice jam? This stoppage occurred for approximately 30 to 40 hours.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 29th in history!

What Happened On March 29 In History?

2019

Billie Eilish released her first ever album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”

At the 2020 Grammy Awards, it won Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Its best selling single, "Bad Guy", won Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
2007

Rihanna’s single “Umbrella” was released.

It featured Jay-Z and spent 7 weeks as #1 on Billboard's Top 100.
2004

Ireland became the first in the world to ban smoking in pubs, restaurants and workplaces.

1998

Europe’s longest bridge officially opened in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Vasco da Gama Bridge is an impressive 7.6 miles (12.3 km) long!
1974

China’s famous Terracotta Army was uncovered by a group of farmers near Xi’an, China.

OTD in 1974: China's famous Terracotta Army was uncovered by a group of farmers near Xi'an
The buried army consisted of 6,000 clay warriors and were placed underground in 210-209 BCE to protect China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, in the afterlife.
1974

NASA’s Mariner 10 became the first spacecraft to reach Mercury.

The Mariner 10 flew close to Mercury to take pictures of the planet.
Source EDN.com
1959

The black and white romantic comedy “Some Like it Hot” was released to movie theaters in New York City.

1929

US President Herbert Hoover installed the White House’s first telephone.

It was placed prominently on his Oval Office desk.
1871

Queen Victoria opened the Royal Albert Hall in London.

OTD in 1871: Queen Victoria opened the Royal Albert Hall in London.
1848

Niagara Falls waterfall stopped flowing due to an ice jam.

The flow stopped for 30 to 40 hours and it's the only time it's recorded to have happened.
1795

Beethoven performed in person for the first time.

He performed the Piano Concerto No. 2 in Vienna, Austria.

Did you know that on this day, March 29th 1848, Niagara Falls waterfall stopped flowing due to an ice jam?