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Saturday, March 30, 2013

March 29 - The Day in History

March 29 : General Interest
1973: U.S. withdraws from Vietnam

Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam as Hanoi frees the remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam... read more

American Revolution
1776 : Putnam named commander of New York troops

2009 : White House ousts GM chief

Civil War
1865 : Appomattox campaign begins

Cold War
1951 : Rosenbergs convicted of espionage

1951 : The Mad Bomber strikes in New York

1982 : Earthquake and volcano do double damage in Mexico

General Interest
1879 : British victory at Kambula
1974 : Mariner 10 visits Mercury

2005 : Miramax chiefs part ways with Disney

1797 : Writer Mary Wollstonecraft marries William Godwin

2006 : Tom Jones is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

Old West
1806 : Congress authorizes survey of Cumberland Road

1790 : John Tyler is born
1929 : Herbert Hoover has telephone installed in Oval Office

1982 : Tar Heels win NCAA basketball championship

Vietnam War
1971 : Calley found guilty of My Lai murders
1973 : Last U.S. troops depart South Vietnam

World War I
1917 : Swedish prime minister resigns over WWI policy

World War II
1945 : Patton takes Frankfurt
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