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 89 of 366! We still have 277 days remaining in 2024.

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 fun & interesting facts about March 29th in history!


What memorable events happened on March 29 in history? Keep reading to find out!


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.


Rihanna’s single “Umbrella” was released.

OTD in 2007: Rihanna's single "Umbrella" was released.

It featured Jay-Z and spent seven weeks as #1 on Billboard’s Top 100.


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


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

OTD in 1998: Europe's longest bridge officially opened in Lisbon

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


The Baltimore Colts NFL team relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana.

The city of Baltimore refused to replace its antiquated stadium, so the owner of the Baltimore Colts decided to up and leave the state. The Colts loaded up all their equipment into fifteen trucks, moved to Indiana, and became the Indianapolis Colts.


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 was placed underground in 210-209 BC to protect China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, in the afterlife.


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

The Mariner 10 flew close to Mercury to take pictures of the planet.


The 23rd Amendment was ratified, allowing residents of Washington, DC to vote in US elections.


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


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

It was placed prominently on his Oval Office desk.


The Sunbeam 1000 HP broke the land speed record at the Daytona Beach race track in Florida.

Powered by two aircraft engines, the Sunbeam was the first non-American car to race at Daytona Beach. It reached a new record speed of 203.79 miles per hour (327.97 km/h), making it the first car to drive faster than 200 mph (320 km/h).


Queen Victoria opened the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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


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.


Beethoven performed in person for the first time.

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

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Scott Wilson? See what other famous people were born on this day.


Arón Piper



Arón Piper


27 years old

Born In:

Berlin, Germany


John Tyler



John Tyler

Died On:

Jan 18, 1862 (Age 71)

Born In:

Virginia, USA


Scott Wilson



Scott Wilson

Died On:

Oct 6, 2018 (Age 76)

Born In:

Georgia, USA


Chris D’Elia



Chris D'Elia


44 years old

Born In:

New Jersey, USA

Special Holidays

If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.

March 29: World Piano Day

World Piano Day

The piano is one of the most popular instruments in the world and has been around since Medieval Times, so celebrating World Piano Day just makes sense! It’s easy to take part today, as you can either play the piano yourself or just listen to a song with the piano in it!

March 29: Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day

Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day

On this day in 1848, the Niagara River became blocked by giant chunks of ice, causing several lakes downriver to run dry, but more alarmingly, it completely stopped the flow of water at Niagara falls! Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day commemorates this inauspicious day.

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Fun Fact Of The Day

If the electors of the Holy Roman Emperor did not vote within 30 days, they were only allowed to eat bread and water and forbidden to leave the city.

Birthday & Zodiac

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

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and its mascot is the Ram. As a fire sign ruled by the planet Mars, Aries energy is often individualistic, bold, and brave.

If your birthday is in March, your birthstone is aquamarine. The ancient Romans used aquamarine to protect their sailors during storms. This gem is known for calming nerves as it channels the soothing qualities of the waves of the sea.

For people born on Mar 29, your estimated date of conception falls on July 6 in the previous year.

The due date for babies conceived on this day is around December 20th, 2024.

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