This Day in History: March 29

The arms of Canada, derived from the royal arms of the United Kingdom. The three maple leaves in the base, originally green, were altered to red to conform to the national flag adopted in 1965. French traditions and ties are represented by the gold fleurs-de-lis and the white lilies in the compartment.

1867 – Dominion of Canada created. On this day in 1867, with the British North America Act, the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada were united as the Dominion of Canada, and the province of Canada was separated into Quebec and Ontario.

Qin tomb: terra-cotta soldiers

1974 – Farmers drilling a well near Xi’an, China, found a subterranean chamber that led to the discovery of the terra-cotta army, 8,000 life-size terra-cotta soldiers and horses in the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

Maya Lin: Vietnam Veterans Memorial

1973 – American troops evacuated Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) as the United States ended its involvement in the Vietnam War.

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