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On March the 29th
2004 
Smoking was banned in all work areas in the Republic of Ireland, the first time such a measure was implemented anywhere in the world.
1973 
The last US soldiers were evacuated from Vietnam.
1971 
Filming of the cult movie "The Godfather" began under the direction of Francis Ford Coppola. The movie was released in theatres a year later.
1971 
Lt. William Calley is convicted for the murder of 109 people in the village of My Lai, Vietnam, and sentenced to life in prison. He served a total of three and a half years before being released.
1969 
During the fourteenth Eurovision Song Contest in Madrid, Spain, four different songs tie for the first place. The countries tied were, England, Holland, Spain and France.
1951 
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were convicted of espionage in the United States of America. They were accused of passing nuclear secrets over to the Soviet Union.
1943 
Greek musician, Vangelis (Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou), was born in Volos, Greece. He is best known for his theme for the movie, The Chariots of Fire, for which he won an academy award, as well as the theme of the movie Blade Runner.
1918 
American businessman, Sam Walton, was born in Oklahoma. He was the founder of the retail giant Wal-Mart company and rated as the richest man in the world.
1901 
American cartoon artist, Carl Barks, was born in Oregon. He was part of Walt Disney's cartoon team and was the creator of the famous ducks of the Disney family, Donald, Scrooge and the three nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie.
1871 
The Royal Albert Hall was opened in South Kensington, London. It was named and dedicated after Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert.
1799 
A law was passed in New York which marked the beginning of the abolishion of slavery in the state.
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