March 29 Dateline

Famous Birthdays

1902 - Sir William Walton, English Composer
1916 - Eugene McCarthy, U.S. Senator
1964 - Elle MacPherson, Model

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Historical Events

1461 - The Battle of Towton takes place, part of the Wars of the Roses between the houses of Lancaster and York, represented by a red and white rose respectively. Towton is a victory for the Yorkists. 

1795 - Ludwig van Beethoven performs his Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb at a concert in Burgtheater, Vienna.

Daniel Barenboim is soloist and conductor of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb major, Op. 19, with Staatskapelle .Berlin Orchestra.   

1871 - Queen Victoria opens the Royal Albert Hall in London, named for her husband, who had conceived the idea of building the concert hall. She was too overcome to speak, so the Prince of Wales stepped forward and declared the Hall open.

1879 - P. I. Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin, after Pushkin, is first performed in Moscow.

1901 - The first federal elections are held in Australia. The interim Prime Minister Edmund Barton is returned to the position.

1973 - U.S. prisoners of war are released in Vietnam, and the last troops are withdrawn.

1974 - NASA's Mariner 10 lands on Mercury and takes the first close-up photos of the planet.

2004 -  The Republic of Ireland is the first nation to ban smoking on all closed public places.

Video Credit:
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb major, Op. 19.  YouTube, uploaded by EuroArtsChannel. Accessed March 29, 2017.


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4. Grun, Bernard. The Timestables of History, New 3rd Revised Ed. Simon & Schuster/Touchstone (1991)

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