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