On This Day in History, March 29

Ever visited Niagara Falls in Canada? Would you believe that on this day in history, Niagara Falls stopped flowing due to an ice jam? Jaw-dropping! Learn about other major events of March 29 in history.

Here, take a look!

  • 1638-The establishment of the first permanent European settlement in Delaware.
  • 1848-Niagara Falls stopped flowing for one day due to an ice jam.
  • 1901-The first federal elections were held in Australia.
  • 1912– Robert Scott made his final diary entry.
  • 1913-The Reichstag announced a raise in taxes in order to finance the new military budget.
  • 1936-Italy firebombed the Ethiopian city of Harar.
  • 1946-Fiorella LaGuardia became the director general of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Organization.
  • 1946-Gold Coast became the first British colony to hold an African parliamentary majority.
  • 1951-The Chinese rejected MacArthur’s offer for a truce in Korea.
  • 1962-Jack Paar made his final appearance on the “Tonight” show.
  • 1966-Leonid Brezhnev became the First Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • 1971– Charles Manson was sentenced to death in the gas chamber.
  • 1975– Egyptian President Anwar Sadat declared the reopening of the Suez Canal in June.
  • 1986– A court in Rome acquitted six men in a plot to kill the Pope.
  • 1993– Clint Eastwood won his first Oscars.
  • 1998- Tennessee won the woman’s college basketball championship over Louisiana.
  • 1999-For the first time, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 10,000 mark.
  • 2004-Ireland became the first country to ban smoking in all workplaces
  • 2010-The Tokyo Skytree tower became the tallest structure in Japan when it reached 1,109 feet.
  • 2010-Two Chechen suicide bombers detonated their devices in the Moscow underground.

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