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1981Pres Reagan shot & wounded by John W Hinckley III

1990Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament

1970Miles Davis Bitches Brew released

1814Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris after defeating Napoleon.

1919Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act

199726th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

1778Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Malabar Golf Invitational

198759th Academy Awards - "Platoon", Paul Newman & Marlee Matlin win

1925Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians

1953Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory

1796Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, discovers the construction of the heptadecagon

199264th Academy Awards - "Silence of Lamb", Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster win

19882nd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston win

1980Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

195527th Academy Awards - "On the Waterfront", Brando & Grace Kelly win

1996Prince Edward & girl-friend Sophie visited Graystoke Castle

1966Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS

March 30th Historical Events
Date Event
240
1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. 
BC
AD
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 
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 
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. 
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 Nuremberg 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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. 
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 
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 
1983
New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) begins trading in crude oil future 
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 
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) 
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 
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 
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. 
2011
The global credit information group Experian highlight in a report that the economic recovery for Wales is slower than the rest of the UK, stating a forecasted growth of 1.6% per year over the next decade as compared to 2.2% for the rest of the United Kingdom 
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 
2016
Trump drops pledge to back Republican presidential nominee other than himself 
2016
Pakistan's Christians call for protection, unity after Easter bomb 
2017
13 Killed in Texas as Church Bus and Pickup Truck Collide 
2017
Ivanka Trump to Become Official White House Employee 
2017
Three tornado chasers die in Texas crash 
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