Wednesday 29 March 2017
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It happened one 29 March
1936 : Re-occupation of the Rhineland
On 29 March 1936, the Germans voted 99% for re-occupation of the Rhineland, a demilitarized zone in the Treaty of Versailles of 28 June 1919.
1951 : Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
On 29 March 1951, the Rosenbergs were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union and sentenced to death.
1973 : U.S. troops leave Vietnam
On March 29, 1973, the last American troops left Vietnam. That concluded the direct involvement of the United States into war.
1982 : Attack on the train from Paris to Toulouse
On 29 March 1982, the Capitole, the train from Paris to Toulouse was the victim of a bomb attack near Ambazac. The attack killed 5 people and was claimed by the terrorist Carlos.
2010 : Suicide Attack in Moscow Metro
On March 29, 2010, two female suicide bombers detonated bombs in rush hour in 2 metro stations in Moscow, killing 40 people and wounding 100 others.
Quote of the day : 29 March
Experience is a comb that life gives you when you became bald.
Birthdays : 29 March
|John Tyler, 10th President of the United States (1790)|
|Edward Smith-Stanley, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1799)|
|Warner Baxter, American actor (1889)|
|John McEwen, Prime Minister of Australia (1900)|
|Marcel Aymé, French writer (1902)|
|Eugene McCarthy, American politician (1916)|
|John Vane, English pharmacologist,Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1927)|
|Lennart Meri, President of Estonia (1929)|
|Utpal Dutt, Indian actor (1929)|
|Anerood Jugnauth, President of Mauritius (1930)|
|Terence Hill, Italian actor (1939)|
|Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr, American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize in Physics (1941)|
|Eric Idle, English actor, singer, writer (Monty Python) (1943)|
|John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1943)|
|Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (Vangelis), Greek composer (1943)|
|Christophe Lambert, French actor (1957)|
|Elle Macpherson, Australian supermodel (1963)|
|William Oefelein, American astronaut (1965)|
|Robert Gibbs, American politician (1971)|
|Jennifer Capriati, American tennis player (1976)|
|Hayley McFarland, American actress (1991)|
They left us one 29 March
|Go-Murakami, Emperor of Japan (1368)|
|Marc René de Montalembert, French military engineer (1800)|
|Carl Orff, German composer (1982)|
|Bernard Blier, French actor (1989)|
|Paul Henreid, Austrian actor (1992)|
|Maurice Jarre, French composer (2009)|
Tip of the Day : 29 March
Mulching your garden
To protect your plants from cold in your garden, use flax straw, not wheat-straw because it attracts slugs. Also avoid use of pine bark because it acidifies the soil.