29 March It Happened Today


1792  Swedish King Gustavus III is assassinated.

1853  Birth of Elihu Thomson, English born American inventor, who co-founded the General Electric Company with Thomas Edison.

1869  Birth of British architect Edwin Lutyens.

1871  Queen Victoria opens the Royal Albert Hall in London.

1886  Coca Cola goes on sale for the first time.

1891  George-Pierre Seurat, French painter and developer of the pointillism style, dies.

1918  Birth of American jazz singer Pearl Bailey.




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