March 29: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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?

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 Events 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.

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

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

2004 Ireland became the first in the world to ban smoking in pubs, restaurants, and workplaces.

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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!

1984 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.

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 was placed underground in 210-209 BC 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.


1961 The 23rd Amendment was ratified, allowing residents of Washington, DC to vote in US elections.

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.

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.

Famous People Born On March 29

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.

1997 Arón Piper

German-Spanish Actor

Arón Piper
26 years old
Born In:
Berlin, Germany

1790 John Tyler

American President

John Tyler
Died On:
Jan 18, 1862 (Age 71)
Born In:
Virginia, USA

1942 Scott Wilson

American Actor

Scott Wilson
Died On:
Oct 6, 2018 (Age 76)
Born In:
Georgia, USA

1980 Chris D’Elia

American Comedian

Chris D'Elia
43 years old
Born In:
New Jersey, USA

Special Holidays On March 29

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.

March 29 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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, 2023.

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