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Famous Events For March 30

Famous Events For March 30 – Today In History

March 30: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – March 30  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

  1. 30th March 1282: The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.
  2. 30th March 1456: Prince Louis of Bourbon was elected bishop of Liege.
  3. 30th March 1533: Thomas Cranmer becomes the archbishop of Canterbury.
  4. 30th March 1533: Henry VIII divorced Catherine of Aragon, his first wife.


    18th Century – What Happened on March 30 – The 1700s

  5. 30th March 1778: Philosopher and playwright Voltaire was today crowned with a laurel wreath.
  6. 30th March 1796: Construction of the Hepadecagon was discovered by German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss

    19th Century – March 30 This Day That Year – The 1800s

  7. 30th March 1814: The allied European nations against Napoleon marched into Paris.
  8. 30th March 1822: Florida, today, became a U.S. territory.
  9. 30th March 1842: Dr. Crawford W. Long, today, performed his first surgery while his patient was anesthetized by ether.
  10. 30th March 1855: The territory of Kansas was invaded today by about 5000 “Border Ruffians” from western Missouri and forced the election of a pro-slavery legislature. This was the first election in Kansas.

  11. 30th March 1856: Russia today signed the Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War.
  12. 30th March 1858: The pencil attached to the eraser was today patented by Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia.
  13. 30th March 1867: The U.S. today, purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.
  14. 30th March 1870: Today Texas was readmitted to the Union.
  15. 30th March 1870: Florida’s territorial government was established.
  16. 30th March 1870: The U.S. Congress today passed the 15th amendment, which guaranteed the right to vote regardless of race.
  17. 30th March 1885: The Battle of Kushka triggered the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gave rise to war between the British Empire and the Russian Empire.
  18. 30th March 1889: The first U.S. golf course (Yonkers NY) was opened today. It was opened by John T Reid.
  19. 30th March 1895: The Oxford and Cambridge boat race was filmed by British inventor Birt Acres.


    20th Century – Important Events On This Day March 30th – The 1900s

  20. 30th March 1900: The Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts the Compulsory Education Law.
  21. 30th March 1903: The U.S. today deployed troops to Santo Domingo to protect American interests in the wake of Revolutionary activity in the Dominican Republic.
  22. 30th March 1905: President Theodore Roosevelt of the U.S. was chosen to mediate in the Russo-Japanese peace talks.
  23. 30th March 1909: Seminole Indians today revolted against meager pay for government jobs in Oklahoma.
  24. 30th March 1909: The Queensboro Bridge was opened today in New York. It linked Manhattan and Queens. It was the first double Decker Bridge.
  25. 30th March 1910: The Mississippi Legislature today founded The University of Southern Mississippi.
  26. 30th March 1911: Today marks the completion of the Lötchberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m).

  27. 30th March 1912: French Protectorate in Morocco was established.
  28. 30th March 1916: Pancho Villa killed 172 at the Guerrero garrison in Mexico today.
  29. 30th March 1919: Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi announces resistance against the Rowlatt Act.
  30. 30th March 1919: Belgian Army occupies Dusseldorf.
  31. 30th March 1923: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was formed at Howard University in 1920, incorporates.
  32. 30th March 1925: Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin supports the rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians.
  33. 30th March 1935: Newfoundland changed time to three and a half hours W of Greenwich, repeats 44 seconds.
  34. 30th March 1936: Britain today announced a naval construction program for building 38 warships.
  35. 30th March 1939: A world airspeed record of 463 mph was set by the Heinkel He 100 fighter today.
  36. 30th March 1940: The Japanese today set up a puppet government called Manchuko in Nanking, China.
  37. 30th March 1941: The first offensive against the British forces in Libya began today by the German Afrika Korps led by General Erwin Rommel.

  38. 30th March 1942: SS today murdered 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp.
  39. 30th March 1942: The first RSHA transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau.
  40. 30th March 1943: Sejenane was today recaptured by the British 1st
  41. 30th March 1944: Palau near the Philippines was today attacked by the U.S. fleet.
  42. 30th March 1944: 781 British bombers attack Nuremberg.
  43. 30th March 1945: During World War II, a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to Americans.
  44. 30th March 1945: In World War II Austria was today invaded by the U.S.S.R.
  45. 30th March 1945: 289 anti-fascists were murdered by Nazis in Rombergpark Dortmund.
  46. 30th March 1946: The Allies today seized 1,000 Nazis, who were attempting to revive the Nazi party in Frankfurt.
  47. 30th March 1947: Lord Mountbatten today arrived in India as its new Viceroy.
  48. 30th March 1950: The invention of a phototransistor was announced today.
  49. 30th March 1950: Senator Joe McCarthy was today denounced by U.S. President Truman as a saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.
  50. 30th March 1953: Physicist Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory.
  51. 30th March 1956: USSR performs nuclear test.
  52. 30th March 1957: A friendship treaty was signed by Tunisia and Morocco in Rabat today.

  53. 30th March 1958: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gave its first performance today.
  54. 30th March 1959: Dalai Lama flees China. He is granted political asylum in India.
  55. 30th March 1961: The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed in New York.
  56. 30th March 1963: France performs an underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria.
  57. 30th March 1964: “Jeopardy” debuted today on NBC-TV.
  58. 30th March 1964: Owing to injuries suffered in a fall, John Glen withdrew from the Ohio race for U.S. Senate.
  59. 30th March 1965: During the Vietnam War a car bomb exploded in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 people.
  60. 30th March 1968: General Ludvik Svoboda was elected as President of Czechoslovakia.
  61. 30th March 1969: Loyalists today bombed water and electricity installations in Northern Ireland and hoped that the attack would be blamed on the IRA and elements of the civil rights movement which was demanding an end to discrimination against Catholics.
  62. 30th March 1970: “Another World – Somerset” made its debut on NBC-TV today.
  63. 30th March 1972: The British government established direct rule over North Ireland today.

  64. 30th March 1972: The Eastertide Offensive began when North Vietnam troops crossed over to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the northern part of South Vietnam.
  65. 30th March 1972: The United States today performed a nuclear test at its Nevada test site.
  66. 30th March 1973: Ellsworth Bunker today resigned as US ambassador to South Vietnam.
  67. 30th March 1975: South Vietnamese soldiers mob rescue jets in desperation as the North Vietnamese forces moved toward Saigon.
  68. 30th March 1976: Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation.
  69. 30th March 1978: The British Conservative party, in its bid to win the next general elections, has recruited a major advertising agency.
  70. 30th March 1979: The British conservative MP and the shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Airey Neave was killed in a car bomb as he left the House of Commons car park.
  71. 30th March 1981: President Ronald Regan of the U.S. was today shot at and wounded in Washington DC by John W. Hinckley Jr. A couple of police officers and Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded.
  72. 30th March 1982: Space shuttle Columbia today completed its third longest test flight after 8 days in space.
  73. 30th March 1983: New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) begins trading in crude oil future.

  74. 30th March 1983: USSR today performed a nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR.
  75. 30th March 1984: The U.S. today, ended its participation in a multinational peace force in Lebanon.
  76. 30th March 1987: Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” was today bought for $ 39.85 million.
  77. 30th March 1991: Last issue of Dutch Newspaper “Vr”e Folk” (Free People).
  78. 30th March 1992: P.J. Patterson today resigned as the sixth PM of Jamaica.
  79. 30th March 1992: CBS TV premieres overnight news program “Up To The Minute”.
  80. 30th March 1993: Two Serb militia men were today sentenced to death in Sarajevo, for war crimes committed in Bosnia.
  81. 30th March 1994: The Serbs and the Croats today signed a cease-fire to end their war in Croatia. The Bosnian Muslims and Serbs continued to fight each other.
  82. 30th March 1997: Five (channel) Begins broadcasting in the UK.
  83. 30th March 1998: in a $570 million deal, Rolls-Royce was today purchased by BMW.
  84. 30th March 1999: In a landmark judgment, a jury in Portland, Oregon, ordered Philip Morris to pay $81 million to the family of a man who died of lung cancer. He was smoking Marlboros for four decades.

    21st Century – March 30 This Day In History – The 2000s

  85. 30th March 2002: In the Southern Philippines, an unmanned U.S. spy plane crashed at sea.
  86. 30th March 2002: Islamic militants today set off several grenades at a temple in Kashmir. Four civilians, four policemen, and two tackers were killed while 20 others were injured.
  87. 30th March 2006: Iran was given 30 days to return to negotiations on its nuclear program. The talks in Berlin reinforced the deadline set by the U.N. Security Council which was urging Iran to halt uranium enrichment.
  88. 30th March 2006: Marcos Pontes is the first Brazilian astronaut in space.
  89. 30th March 2006: UK Terrorism Act 2006 becomes law.
  90. 30th March 2007: The offices of a temporary employment agency in Baltimore as well as other places that were contracting workers were raided by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and 69 people who could not establish that they had legal permission to work in the US.
  91. 30th March 2008: The Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has ordered his Mehdi Army militia to withdraw from the streets of Basra and other Cities. A government spokesperson of the Iraqi government said that the move is positive and responsive.
  92. 30th March 2008: The United States and the European Union have agreed to a new transatlantic economic partnership in Washington. This will harmonize the continent’s regulatory standards and provide a basis for a single U.S.-EU. market, reduce fares, and boost traffic on transatlantic flights.
  93. 30th March 2009: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today confirmed that the new World Trade Center building would be officially known by its legal name of “One World Trade Center”.

  94. 30th March 2010: The Obama administration proposed to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and the North Coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling. The proposal ends the long-standing moratorium on oil exploration along the East Coast from the northern tip of Delaware to the central coast of Florida. s
  95. 30th March 2010: Suicide bombing, believed to have been carried out by female suicide bombers killed at least 38 people and injured 60 others. No group has claimed responsibility.
  96. 30th March 2011: Hundreds of Inca artifacts, which had been taken from the ancient site of Machu Picchu nearly a hundred years back and were housed at Yale University, were returned to Peru. It was welcomed back into Peru in a lavish ceremony.
  97. 30th March 2012: In a tough austerity measure, the Spanish Government cuts 27 billion Euros from its budget
  98. 30th March 2012: Japan today stated that if North Korea launches a rocket in April and it flies into Japan’s territory, the country will not hesitate to shoot it down. South Korea had also made a similar statement earlier in the week.
  99. 30th March 2013: North Korea announced that it would enter a “state of war” with neighboring South Korea. The country had been making nearly continuous threats to South Korea and the United States since the sanctions imposed on it following a nuclear test.
  100. 30th March 2014: Brazilian security forces have occupied the Mare Favela, a dangerous slum near the Rio Airport ahead of the country’s hosting of the World Cup. It was considered a hot spot for drug trafficking and raids in the area turned up a large number of weapons.

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