Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 29

This is a list of selected March 29 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

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1806 – U.S. President Thomas Jefferson authorized the construction of the Cumberland Road, one of the first major improved highways in the United States that was built by the federal government. refimprove, expansion
1809 – At the Diet of Porvoo, the Four Estates of Finland pledged allegiance to Tsar Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden. refimprove
1831Bosniak general Husein Gradaščević began an uprising against Sultan Mahmud II and the Ottoman Empire. Gradaščević and Bosnian uprising both refimprove
1849 – The United Kingdom annexed the Punjab region. date not in article
1945World War II: The German 4th Army was almost completely destroyed by the Soviet Red Army at the Heiligenbeil Pocket in East Prussia. unreferenced section
1946Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, one of Mexico's leading universities, was founded. date not in article
1973Vietnam War: The United States ended Operation Barrel Roll, a covert bombing campaign in Laos to help stem an increasing tide of People's Army of Vietnam and Pathet Lao offensives. refimprove section
Sam Loxton (b. 1921) · inappropriate tone



March 29: Boganda Day in the Central African Republic (1959); Martyrs' Day in Madagascar (1947)

Viking siege of Paris
Viking siege of Paris

Santorio Santorio (b. 1561) · Gottfried van Swieten (d. 1803) · Anna Louise Strong (d. 1970)

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