On This Day in History

for Monday 30th March, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 151

240 BC - 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.
1856 - Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War
1867 - US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre - Seward's Folly)
1870 - 15th Amendment to the US constitution is adopted, guarantees right to vote regardless of race
1972 - Northern Ireland's Government and Parliament dissolved by the British Government and 'direct rule' from Westminster is introduced

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 230

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

1940 - Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite weds Mary Elizabeth Maxwell at the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
1997 - Rapper Vanilla Ice (29) weds Laura Giarritta
2007 - "Little Big Town" singer-guitarist Phillip Sweet (33) weds Rebecca Arthur at Cedarvine Manor in Lebanon, Tennessee
2013 - ER actor Mekhi Phifer (38) weds long time girlfriend Reshelet Barnes at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2004 - "Alias" actress Jennifer Garner (30) divorces actor Scott Foley (30) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 4 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 112

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 227


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