March 29th - This Day In History

March 29 is the 88th day of the year. There are 277 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

+ 1806 – Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.

+ 1882 – The Knights of Columbus are established.

+ 1951 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.

+ 1961 – The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.

+ 1974 – NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first space probe to fly by Mercury.

( Births )

+ 1790 – John Tyler, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)

+ 1867 – Cy Young, American baseball player and manager (d. 1955)

+ 1918 – Sam Walton, American businessman, founded Walmart and Sam's Club (d. 1992)

+ 1955 – Earl Campbell, American football player

+ 1964 – Elle Macpherson, Australian model and actress

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