March 30 Events

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March 30th, 2006 (March 30 2006)EventMarcos Pontes is the first Brazilian astronaut in space.
March 30th, 2006 (March 30 2006)EventUK Terrorism Act 2006 becomes law.
March 30th, 1997 (March 30 1997)EventFive (channel) Begins broadcasting in the UK
March 30th, 1982 (March 30 1982)EventSpace Shuttle program: STS-3 Mission completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
March 30th, 1981 (March 30 1981)EventPresident Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.Ronald Reagan Quotes
March 30th, 1979 (March 30 1979)EventAirey 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 30th, 1972 (March 30 1972)EventVietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.
March 30th, 1965 (March 30 1965)EventVietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
March 30th, 1961 (March 30 1961)EventThe Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed at New York.
March 30th, 1954 (March 30 1954)EventYonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.
March 30th, 1951 (March 30 1951)EventRemington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
March 30th, 1949 (March 30 1949)EventRiot breaks out in Austurvollur square in Reykjavik, when Iceland joined NATO.
March 30th, 1945 (March 30 1945)EventWorld War II: Soviet Union forces invade Austria and take Vienna, Polish and Soviet forces liberate Gdansk.
March 30th, 1945 (March 30 1945)EventWorld War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to Americans.
March 30th, 1940 (March 30 1940)EventSino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking to be the capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Ching-wei.An Wang Quotes
March 30th, 1939 (March 30 1939)EventThe Heinkel He 100 fighter sets the world airspeed record of 463 mph.
March 30th, 1939 (March 30 1939)EventFirst flight of the Australian C.A.C. CA-16 Wirraway.
March 30th, 1912 (March 30 1912)EventSultan Abdelhafid signs the Treaty of Fez, making Morocco a French protectorate.
March 30th, 1910 (March 30 1910)EventMississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi.
March 30th, 1909 (March 30 1909)EventThe Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens.
March 30th, 1885 (March 30 1885)EventThe Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
March 30th, 1870 (March 30 1870)EventTexas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction.
March 30th, 1867 (March 30 1867)EventAlaska is purchased for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km?), by United States Secretary of State William H. Sewardied in The news media call this Seward s Folly.
March 30th, 1863 (March 30 1863)EventDanish prince Wilhelm Georg is chosen as King George of Greece.
March 30th, 1858 (March 30 1858)EventHymen Lipman patents a pencil with an attached eraser.
March 30th, 1856 (March 30 1856)EventThe Treaty of Paris (1856) is signed, ending the Crimean War.
March 30th, 1855 (March 30 1855)EventOrigins of the American Civil War: Bleeding Kansas"Border Ruffians" from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
March 30th, 1844 (March 30 1844)EventOne of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
March 30th, 1842 (March 30 1842)EventAnesthesia is used for the first time in an operation by Dr. Crawford Long.
March 30th, 1822 (March 30 1822)EventFlorida Territory created in the United States.
March 30th, 1814 (March 30 1814)EventNapoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris.
March 30th, 1814 (March 30 1814)EventMurat issues the Rimini Declaration which would later inspire Italian Unification.
March 30th, 1296 (March 30 1296)EventEdward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
March 30th, 1282 (March 30 1282)EventThe people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.
March 30th, 0240 (March 30 0240)Event1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley s Comet.

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