Historical Events for 29th March 2024

1806 – Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway
1852 – Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day
1867 – US Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial
1912 – Captain Robert Falcon Scott, storm-bound in a tent near the South Pole, makes last entry in his diary “the end cannot be far”
1960 – Darius Milhaud’s 9th Symphony, premieres
1982 – 54th Academy Awards: “Chariots of Fire”, Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn win
1992 – Ice Dance Championship in Oakland, California won by Klimova and Ponomarenko (CIS)
1993 – Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her AIDS/HIV activism at 65th Academy Awards
1996 – NY Yankees beats NY Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game
2015 – WrestleMania XXXI, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA (76,976): Seth Rollins beats Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns in impromptu triple threat match to capture WWE Heavyweight title

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