Historical Events on 30th March

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240 BC - 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.
804 - Liudger becomes 1st bishop of Munster
988 - Boudouin IV with the Beard becomes earl of Flanders
1282 - The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.
1296 - Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
1422 - Ketsugan, Zen teacher, performs exorcisms to free aizoji temple
1456 - Prince Louis of Bourbon elected bishop of Liege
1474 - Duke Sigismund van Tirol ends contacts with Switzerland
1533 - Thomas Cranmer becomes archbishop of Canterbury
1603 - Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish
1778 - Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath
1796 - Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, discovers the construction of the heptadecagon
French Emperor Napoleon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte 1814 - Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris after defeating Napoleon.
1814 - Murat issues the Rimini Declaration which would later inspire Italian Unification.
1822 - Congress combined East & West Florida into Florida Territory
1842 - Ether used as an anaesthetic for 1st time by Dr Crawford Long (Ga)
1856 - Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War
1858 - Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Phila)
1863 - Danish prince Wilhelm Georg of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg chosen as king George of Greece
1864 - Skirmish at Mount Elba, Arkansas
1865 - -4] Battle at 5 Forks Virginia
1866 - Bedrich Smetana's "Verkaufte Braut" (Sold Bride) premieres
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
1870 - Texas becomes last confederate state readmitted to Union
1870 - Florida territorial government established.
1885 - The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
1889 - John T Reid opens 1st US golf course (Yonkers, NY)
1893 - Thomas F Bayard becomes 1st US ambassador in Great Britain
1895 - British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford and Cambridge boat race
1900 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Compulsory education law
1909 - Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens
1910 - Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi.
1911 - Lötschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed
1912 - French protectorate in Morocco established
1916 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHA) beat Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1918 - Stanley Cup: Toronto Arenas (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1919 - Belgian Army occupies Dusseldorf
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1919 - Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act
1919 - Paul Claudel's "Tête d'Or" premieres in Paris
1922 - KGY-AM in Olympia WA begins radio transmissions
1922 - WWL-AM in New Orleans LA begins radio transmissions
1923 - Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, formed at Howard U in 1920, incorporates
1925 - Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians
1925 - Stanley Cup: Vict Cougars (WCHL) beat Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1
1930 - Babberich-H soccer team forms
1935 - Newfoundland changes time to 3½ hrs W of Greenwich, repeats 44 sec
1939 - The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets the world airspeed record of 463 mph.
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1939 - First flight of the Australian C.A.C. CA-16 Wirraway.
1940 - 2nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana U beats Kansas 60-42
1941 - German counter offensive in North-Africa
1942 - 1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau
1942 - SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp
1943 - 5th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: U of Wyoming beat Georgetown 46-34
1943 - British 1st army recaptures Sejenane
1943 - Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" premieres in NYC
1944 - 781 British bombers attack Neurenberg
1945 - 289 anti-fascists murdered by nazis in Rombergpark Dortmund
1945 - USSR invades Austria
1945 - World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to Americans.
1946 - "St Louis Woman" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 113 performances
1946 - Australia beats NZ in cricket at 3 30pm on 2nd day
1946 - Last Test Cricket appearance of Bill O'Reilly (5-14 & 3-19)
1949 - Riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joined NATO.
1950 - Phototransistor invention announced, Murray Hill, NJ
1952 - 6th Tony Awards: Fourposter & King & I win
1952 - Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open
Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein 1953 - Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory
1954 - Test Cricket debut of Garry Sobers v England at Kingston
1955 - 27th Academy Awards - "On the Waterfront", Brando & Grace Kelly win
1956 - USSR performs nuclear test
1957 - 1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony
1959 - WNED TV channel 17 in Buffalo, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 - NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 m)
1961 - The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed at New York.
1963 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
Actress Grace KellyActress Grace Kelly 1964 - Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race
1965 - Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
1966 - Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS
1967 - Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's" is photographed
1968 - General Ludvik Svoboda elected president of Czechoslovakia
1969 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Malabar Golf Invitational
1969 - Loyalists bomb water and electricity installations in Northern Ireland in the hope that the attacks would be blamed on the IRA and on elements of the civil rights movement, which was demanding an end to discrimination against Catholics
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 1970 - "Applause" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 900 performances
1970 - Miles Davis Bitches Brew released
1970 - Soap opera "Somerset" premieres
1970 - Strouse, Adams, Comden & Green's musical "Applause" premieres in NYC
1970 - USSR wins its 8th straight world hockey championship
1972 - "Funny Thing Happened..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 156 perfs
1972 - North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 - Northern Ireland's Government and Parliament dissolved by the British Government and 'direct rule' from Westminster is introduced
Jazz Musician Miles DavisJazz Musician Miles Davis 1973 - Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam
1975 - Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital
1976 - Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation
1978 - "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 perfs
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.
1979 - The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) assassinate Airey Neave, Conservative MP and advisor to Margaret Thatcher
1980 - Mark Medoff's "Children of a Lesser God" premieres in NYC
1980 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1981 - 43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats North Carolina 63-50
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1981 - Pres Reagan shot & wounded by John W Hinckley III
1982 - 3rd space shuttle mission-Columbia 3 lands at White Sands, NM
1982 - John Pielmeier's "Agnes of God" premieres in NYC
1983 - Ray Cooney's "Run for your Wives" premieres in London
1983 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 - US ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force
1986 - "Tango Argentino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 198 perfs
1986 - 5th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: Texas beats Southern Cal 97-81
1987 - 59th Academy Awards - "Platoon", Paul Newman & Marlee Matlin win
Artist and painter Vincent van GoghArtist and painter Vincent van Gogh 1987 - Vincent van Goghs "Sunflowers" sells for record 22.5M pounds ($39.7 million)
1988 - 2nd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston win
1988 - Tamil Nadu beat Railways by inns & 144 to win Ranji Trophy
1990 - Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament
1991 - "Speed of Darkness" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 36 perfs
1991 - 1st exhibition baseball games at Joe Robbie Stadium (Yanks-Orioles)
1991 - Last issue of Dutch Newspaper "Vr˜e Folk" (Free People)
Golfer Jack NicklausGolfer Jack Nicklaus 1991 - Northern Michigan wins its 1st NCAA hockey title
1991 - PBA National Championship Won by Mike Miller
1991 - William Kennedy Smith allegedly rapes a woman (found not guilty)
1992 - 64th Academy Awards - "Silence of Lamb", Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster win
1992 - CBS TV premieres overnight news program "Up To The Minute"
1992 - Man accidentally backs in A's Jose Canseco's $225,000 Lamborghini
1992 - P J Patterson, resigns as 6th PM of Jamaica
1992 - WNSR-FM (105.1) changes callsign to WMXV-FM (NYC)
1993 - "Redwood Curtain" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 40 perfs
Actor Anthony HopkinsActor Anthony Hopkins 1993 - French government of Balladur forms
1993 - Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election
1993 - Lanford Wilson's "Redwood Curtain" premieres in NYC
1993 - New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield
1993 - Punjab beat Maharashtra by 120 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1994 - ABC Masters Tournament won by Hobo Boothe
1994 - Bombay beat Bengal by 8 wickets to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1994 - England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain
1995 - "Arcadia" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 204 performances
1996 - Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs NZ at Port-Of-Spain
1996 - NY Mets beats NY Yankees 5-3 in an exhibition game
Earl of Wessex Prince EdwardEarl of Wessex Prince Edward 1996 - Prince Edward & girl-friend Sophie visited Graystoke Castle
1997 - 16th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tenn beats Old Dominion 68-59
1997 - 26th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1997 - Southwestern Bell Dominion Senior Golf
1997 - Steve Elkington wins Golf's Players Championship
1997 - Five (channel) Begins broadcasting in the UK
1998 - 60th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Alamodome San Antonio
2006 - Marcos Pontes is the first Brazilian astronaut in space.
2006 - UK Terrorism Act 2006 becomes law.
2012 - Spanish Government cuts 27 Billion Euros from its budget in one of its toughest austerity driver in history
2012 - Mastercard and Visa announce a massive breach in security with over ten million compromised credit card numbers
2012 - American Mega Millions lottery hits a world record lottery amount of 640 million dollars
2013 - North Korea declares it is at a state of war with South Korea
2013 - Uhuru Kenyatta is declared the rightful winner of the Kenyan presidential election by the Supreme Court

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