This Date in History Calendar- March 29

In Cold War, Crime, food/drink, Foreign Affairs, History, Religion, Vietnam War, World War II on March 29, 2008 by Editor Z

Former 1968 Democratic Anti-war contender for the U.S Presidency Senator Eugene McCarthy (D- Minnesota) was born.

Courtesy:, wikipedia, history channel

1849: The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab in India.

1857: In India the British face the early signs of a rebellion, when Manguel Pandy, a Sepoy revolts against the British. The incident will, eventually culminate in the Sepoy Mutiny against the occupied British.

1882: The Knights of Columbus is founded.

1886: The first batch of Coca Cola is brewed in Atlanta, Georgia.

1916: U.S Senator Eugene McCarthy (D- Minnesota) who will eventually run as a anti-war candidate for President is born.

1936: In a German referendum, Chancellor Adolf Hitler backs a move to ratify the German reoccupation of the Rhinelands, which amasses a 99% approval.

1942: During World War II, the bombing of Lubeck occurs.

1951: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage for allegedly supplying soviet communists with atomic weapons secrets.

1971: Murderer Charles Manson and several members of his cult are sentenced to death for several murders.

1971: Lt. William Calley is convicted for his part in the 1968 My Lai Massacre.

1973: The last remaining U.S Soldiers withdraw from Vietnam



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