Today in History

Events on Mar 29

Hulk Hogan Defeats Andre the Giant
It takes Hulk Hogan 11 minutes and 43 seconds to pin down Andre the Giant before 93,136 Wrestlemania III fans.

Planet Mercury Photographed
The American space probe Mariner 10 visits the planet Mercury and sends back images of the planet.

King and I Opens in Broadway
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The King and I," starring Yul Bryner and Gertrude Lawrence, opens on Broadway.

Founding of the Hukbalahap
The Hukbalahap organization is formally established, with Luis M. Taruc as Supremo.

Founding of the Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus, a Catholic, fraternal/ family organization, is granted a charter by the state of Connecticut.