On a day like today 29 from March from 1973, the last U.S. troops left South Vietnam, thus ending direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War which finally ended in 1975.
Years later, 29 from March from 2006, Hamas (Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya), the Palestinian Islamist militant organization and political party that is listed as a terrorist organization by Canada, the European Union, Israel, Japan and the United States, wins the Palestinian parliamentary elections, taking 76 of the 132 seats in the chamber, and formally takes over the Palestinian government, with Ismail Haniyeh as the new prime minister. You want to know more? Find out what happened on March 29.
What happened on March 29?
1830: King Fernando VII promulgates the Pragmatic Sanction – repealing the Salic Law that excludes women from the throne – so that his eldest daughter, Elizabeth II, could reign.
1935: in Seville it happens the first day of the violent Events of Aznalcóllar.
1939: Murcia is taken by the rebel side (Franco) in the Spanish Civil War.
1956: Juan Carlos de Borbón accidentally kills his younger brother, Alfonso de Borbón y Borbón, shot in the forehead with a 22.1 caliber revolver
In the world
1871: in London (United Kingdom) Queen Victoria inaugurates the Royal Albert Hall.
1936: In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify the illegal occupation of the Rhineland (the Rhine river area), receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.
[1945: In the framework of the Second World War, this is the last day of the aerial bombardments of the V-1 missiles in London.
1961– The United States ratifies the 23rd Amendment to the United States Constitution, which allows Washington DC residents to vote in presidential elections.
1971– A Los Angeles, California jury recommends capital punishment for Charles Manson and three of his female followers.
1973: In Vietnam, after the American defeat in the Vietnam War, the last American soldier leaves the country.
1989: in Paris the Louvre Pyramid is inaugurated as a new entrance to the museum.
2013: North Korea declares a state of war.
2017: After obtaining the approval of the British Parliament, the United Kingdom informs the President of the Council of the European Union of its intention to leave the European Union
Who was born on March 29?
1915: Antonio Hernández Gil, politician.
1922: Francisco Rodríguez Adrados, philologist.
1930: Francisco de Moxó y de Montoliu, historian.
1968: Esther Arroyo, model, Miss Spain 1990.
1974: Marc Gené, motorsport driver.
1976: Igor Astarloa, cyclist.
1978: Francisco Javier Farinós, footballer.
1979: Estela Giménez, gymnast and presenter.
In the world
1908: Dennis O’Keefe, American actor.
1918: Pearl Bailey, American singer and actress.
1919: Eileen Heckart, American actress.
1929: Richard Lewontin, American biologist and geneticist.
1939: Terence Hill, actor italiano.
1942: Scott Wilson, actor estadounidense.
1955: Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor.
1957: Christopher Lambert, actor estadounidense.
1960: Annabella Sciorra, American actress.
1964: Elle Macpherson, Australian model and actress.
1968: Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress.
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Who died on March 29?
1675: Juana de la Cruz, beata
1956: Alfonso de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias, Infante of Spain.
2012: Jorge Villalmanzo, writer.
In the world
1957: Joyce Cary, Irish writer.
1970: Anna Louise Strong, American journalist.
1992: Paul Henreid, actor estadounidense.
2001: John Lewis, American jazz pianist.
2004: Simone Renant, French actress.
2009: Helen Levitt, American photographer.
2016: Patty Duke, American actress.
What is celebrated on March 29?
Day of the Young Combatant in Chile