Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 29
- 845 – Viking expansion: Viking raiders, possibly led by the legendary Ragnar Lodbrok, plundered and occupied Paris (depicted), holding the city for a large ransom.
- 1911 – The M1911 pistol, developed by American firearms designer John Browning, became the standard-issue sidearm in the United States Army.
- 1982 – Queen Elizabeth II granted royal assent to the Canada Act 1982, which ended any remaining constitutional dependence of Canada on the United Kingdom by a process known as "patriation".
- 2010 – Islamist Chechen separatists detonated two bombs on the Moscow Metro, killing 40 people and injuring 102 others.