Wednesday, March 29, 2017
History for March 29 - On-This-Day.com:
John Tyler (U.S.) 1790, Cy Young 1867, Phillip Ahn 1905
Eugene McCarthy 1916, Sam Walton 1918 - Founder of Walmart, Pearl Mae Bailey 1918
1847 - U.S. troops under General Winfield Scott took possession of the Mexican stronghold at Vera Cruz.
1913 - The Reichstag announced a raise in taxes in order to finance the new military budget.
1951 - In the United States, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. They were executed in June 19, 1953.
1971 - A jury in Los Angeles recommended the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers for the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders. The death sentences were later commuted to live in prison.
1973 - The last U.S. troops left South Vietnam.
1983 - Erno Rubik was granted a patent for his Magic Cube. (U.S. Patent 4,378,116)
1987 - Hulk Hogan took 11 minutes, 43 seconds to pin Andre the Giant in front of 93,136 at Wrestlemania III fans at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI.
1992 - Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton said "I didn't inhale and I didn't try it again" in reference to when he had experimented with marijuana.