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    • March 30, 0239 -BC- first recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

    • March 30, 0240 BC - 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.

    • March 30, 0804 Liudger becomes first bishop of Münster

    • March 30, 0988 Boudouin IV with the Beard becomes earl of Flanders

    • March 30, 1282 Furious inhabitants of Palermo attack French occupation force

    • March 30, 1282 "The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers."

    • March 30, 1296 "Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England."

    • March 30, 1422 "Ketsugan, Zen teacher, performs exorcisms to free aizoji temple"

    • March 30, 1456 Prince Louis of Bourbon elected bishop of Liege

    • March 30, 1474 Duke Sigismund van Tirol ends contacts with Switzerland

    • March 30, 1492 King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella sign decree expelling Jews from Spain

    • March 30, 1533 Thomas Cranmer becomes archbishop of Canterbury

    • March 30, 1603 Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish

    • March 30, 1644 Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve 1612-1676 defeats a large band of marauding Iroquois on the site of the Place d'Armes; aided by force of 30 settlers; they had massacred several habitant families.

    • March 30, 1778 Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath

    • March 30, 1814 Britain and allies march into Paris after defeating Napoleon

    • March 30, 1814 Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris.

    • March 30, 1820 Duc de Richelieu re-establishes censorship of French press.

    • March 30, 1822 Congress combined East and West Florida into Florida Territory

    • March 30, 1822 Florida Territory created in the United States.

    • March 30, 1832 The incorporation of Bank of Nova Scotia; first bank in the province.

    • March 30, 1842 Anesthesia is used for the first time in an operation by Dr. Crawford Long.

    • March 30, 1842 Ether was used as an anaesthetic for first time by Dr Crawford Long (Jefferson GA)

    • March 30, 1844 One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.

    • March 30, 1850 "SS Theresa Jane, the storm on this night was particularly bad and the Theresa Jane was one of a number of ships lost. She went onto the rocks of Mew Island, Belfast Lough during her sailing from Liverpool to Mauritius. Seven of the crew of fifteen lost their lives."

    • March 30, 1851 UK hist Second full British Census – improvements in data compared with the first

    • March 30, 1855 "Origins of the American Civil War: Bleeding Kansas - ""Border Ruffians"" from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature."

    • March 30, 1856 "Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War"

    • March 30, 1856 "The Treaty of Paris (1856) is signed, ending the Crimean War."

    • March 30, 1858 Hymen Lipman patents a pencil with an attached eraser.

    • March 30, 1858 Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia)

    • March 30, 1863 Danish prince Wilhelm Georg is chosen as King George of Greece.

    • March 30, 1864 Skirmish at Mount Elba AR

    • March 30, 1865 Battle at 5 Forks Virginia

    • March 30, 1866 "Bedrich Smetana's ""Verkaufte Braut"" (Sold Bride), premieres"

    • March 30, 1867 "Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this Seward's Folly."

    • March 30, 1867 "US purchases Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2¢ an acre-Seward's Folly)"

    • March 30, 1870 "15th Amendment passes, guarantees right to vote regardless of race"

    • March 30, 1870 Texas becomes last confederate state readmitted to Union

    • March 30, 1870 Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction.

    • March 30, 1885 Cree chief Poundmaker [Pitikwahanapiwiyin] 1826-1886 attacks and surrounds Battleford with 200 warriors; local settlers forced to seek shelter in NWMP barracks for a month

    • March 30, 1885 "Russian occupation of Penjdeh, Afghanistan, provokes crisis in Anglo-Russian relations."

    • March 30, 1885 The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.

    • March 30, 1893 Thomas F Bayard becomes first US ambassador in Great Britain

    • March 30, 1895 British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford-Cambridge

    • March 30, 1909 "Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan and Queens"

    • March 30, 1909 "The Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens."

    • March 30, 1910 Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi.

    • March 30, 1911 "Lötschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 meter) completed"

    • March 30, 1912 French protectorate in Morocco established

    • March 30, 1912 "Sultan Abdelhafid signs the Treaty of Fez, making Morocco a French protectorate."

    • March 30, 1918 "Lt. Gordon M. Flowerdew Cdn. (Lord Strathcona's Horse) wins the Victoria Cross at Bois de Moreuil, France"

    • March 30, 1919 Belgian Army occupies Düsseldorf

    • March 30, 1919 Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act

    • March 30, 1925 Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians

    • March 30, 1932 Amelia Earhart is first woman to fly solo cross the Atlantic

    • March 30, 1935 "Newfoundland changes time to 3½ hours W of Greenwich, repeats 44 seconds"

    • March 30, 1935 "Trust the Newfie's, Newfoundland changes its time to 3 hours west of Greenwich, and repeats 44 seconds."

    • March 30, 1937 Oscar winner Warren Beatty born this day

    • March 30, 1939 First flight of the Australian C.A.C. CA-16 Wirraway.

    • March 30, 1939 "Prime Minister Mackenzie King said Canada will not conscript men for foreign service, Ya Right"

    • March 30, 1939 The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets the world airspeed record of 463 mph.

    • March 30, 1940 "Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking to be the capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Ching-wei."

    • March 30, 1941 German counter offensive in North-Africa

    • March 30, 1942 SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp

    • March 30, 1942 The first RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau

    • March 30, 1942 "World War II food rationing introduced in Australia for tea, sugar and butter."

    • March 30, 1943 British first army recaptures Sejenane

    • March 30, 1944 781 British bombers attack Neurenberg

    • March 30, 1944 First use of torpedo squadrons from carriers to drop aerial mines (Palau Harbor)

    • March 30, 1945 289 anti-fascists murdered by Nazis in Rombergpark Dortmund

    • March 30, 1945 USSR invades Austria during WWII

    • March 30, 1945 World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to Americans.

    • March 30, 1950 "Phototransistor invention announced, Murray Hill NJ"

    • March 30, 1951 Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.

    • March 30, 1952 6th Tony Awards: Fourposter and King and I win

    • March 30, 1953 Einstein announces revised unified field theory

    • March 30, 1954 "Toronto Transit Commission opens the first part of the Toronto subway, the first subway in Canada."

    • March 30, 1954 Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.

    • March 30, 1955 "27th Academy Awards: ""On the Waterfront"", Marlon Brando and Grace Kelly win"

    • March 30, 1961 The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed at New York.

    • March 30, 1964 Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race

    • March 30, 1965 "Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others."

    • March 30, 1966 "Barbra Streisand stars on ""Color Me Barbra"" special on CBS"

    • March 30, 1967 "Cover picture of Beatles' ""Sergeant Pepper"" is photographed"

    • March 30, 1967 "In Victoria BC, opening of SEACOM: Southeast Asia Commonwealth Cable; 40,000 km link between Britain, Canada and Australia."

    • March 30, 1968 General Ludvik Svoboda elected President of Czechoslovakia

    • March 30, 1970 Miles Davis Bitches Brew released

    • March 30, 1970 USSR wins its 8th straight world hockey championship

    • March 30, 1972 """A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 156 performances"

    • March 30, 1972 "A very sad day in the Canadian navy, the last daily rum ration issued to Canadian naval personnel."

    • March 30, 1972 Easter Offensive began in Vietnam

    • March 30, 1972 North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam

    • March 30, 1972 Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.

    • March 30, 1973 Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam

    • March 30, 1974 Labor is swept from office in Western Australian state elections and Liberal leader Charles Court becomes premier

    • March 30, 1976 Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation

    • March 30, 1976 Ottawa announces plans to immunize about 12 million Canadians against 'swine flu' in the autumn.

    • March 30, 1979 "Airey Neave, a British politician, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility."

    • March 30, 1980 "Mark Medoff's ""Children of a Lesser God"", premieres in New York NY"

    • March 30, 1981 President Reagan shot and wounded by John W Hinckley Jr

    • March 30, 1982 "John Pielmeier's ""Agnes of God"", premieres in New York NY"

    • March 30, 1982 The third space shuttle mission-Columbia 3 lands at White Sands NM

    • March 30, 1983 "Ray Cooney's ""Run for your Wives"", premieres in London"

    • March 30, 1984 US ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force

    • March 30, 1985 "Sally Anne Atkinson becomes Lord Mayor of Brisbane, the first Liberal and first woman to do so."

    • March 30, 1987 "59th Academy Awards: ""Platoon"", Paul Newman and Marlee Matlin win"

    • March 30, 1987 "Vincent van Gogh's ""Sunflowers"" sells for record £22.5M ($39.7 million)"

    • March 30, 1988 second Soul Train Music Awards

    • March 30, 1990 "Riot police in Quebec City break up demonstration by 2,000 marchers against university tuition fee increases;"

    • March 30, 1991 "Last issue of Dutch Newspaper ""Vrÿe Folk"" (Free People)"

    • March 30, 1992 "64th Academy Awards (Silent of the Lambs sweeps with Best Picture, Anthony Hopkins as Best Actor and Jodie Foster as Best Actress)"

    • March 30, 1992 "PJ Patterson, resigns as 6th Prime Minister of Jamaica"

    • March 30, 1993 French government of Balladur forms

    • March 30, 1993 Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election

    • March 30, 1996 Prince Edward and girl-friend Sophie Rhys-Jones visited Greystoke Castle

    • March 30, 1997 Five (channel) Begins broadcasting in the UK

    • March 30, 1999 "A jury in Portland, Oregon, orders Philip Morris to pay $US81 million to the family of a man who died of lung cancer after smoking Marlboros for four decades."

    • March 30, 2002 "UK hist The Queen Mother dies, aged 101 years"

    • March 30, 2006 Marcos Pontes is the first Brazilian astronaut in space.

    • March 30, 2006 UK Terrorism Act 2006 becomes law.







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