March 29

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1869 Birth of Sir Edwin Lutyens, acclaimed British architect, whose works in Ireland include the Irish National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, Dublin.
  • 1912 Captain Robert Falcon Scott (43) died in Antarctica whilst returning from his expedition to the South Pole.
  • 1859 The first edition of The Irish Times, Ireland’s first daily penny newspaper, appeared.
  • 1793 Charlotte Brooke (c. 52), poet and translator, notably of Reliques of Irish poetry (1789), a collection of Ulster songs and poems in their original Irish forms along with her own translations, died. A daughter of the writer Henry Brooke (c. 1703–83), she was an ancestor of Lord Brookeborough, prime minister of Northern Ireland (1943–63).
  • 1973 The last US serviceman departed from Vietnam. The Vietnam War claimed the lives of 58,281 US servicemen.

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