Wed, March 29, 2017 | 22:14

Today is Wednesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2017. There are 277 days left in the year.

1638 — 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)

1673 — English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholic excluded of public functions

1795 — Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna

1798 — Republic of Switzerland forms

1804 — Thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti

1814 — Battle at Horseshoe Bend AL: Andrew Jackson beats Creek-Indians

1827 — 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna

1847 — 12,000 US troops capture Vera Cruz, Mexico

1848 — Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam

1849 — Britain formally annexs Punjab after defeat of Sikhs in India

1850 — Ireland's SS Royal Adelaide sinks in storm; 200 die

1852 — Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day

1860 — Dion Boucicault's "Colleen Bawn" premieres in New York NY