March 29th

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1638 A permanent European colony is established in present-day Delaware.
1790 John Tyler, the 10th president of the United States, was born in Charles City County, Va.
1827 Composer Ludwig van Beethoven is buried in Vienna amidst a crowd of over 10,000 mourners.
1867 The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.
1882 The Knights of Columbus was chartered in Connecticut.
1886 Coca-Cola goes on sale for the first time at a drugstore in Atlanta. Its inventor, Dr. John Pemberton, claims it can cure anything from hysteria to the common cold.
1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage for passing nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.
1971 A jury in Los Angeles recommended the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers for the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders. (The sentences were later commuted.)
1999 The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 10,000 for the first time.
2002 Israel declared Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat an enemy and sent tanks and armored personnel carriers to fully isolate him in his headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah.
2006 Hamas formally took over the Palestinian government.
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