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Interesting historical events that occurred on March 30…

March 29, 2012

Friday, March 30.  One more day until Kentucky v. Louisville.  Can’t wait.

So, what happened today in years past?

1822 – The Florida Territory is created in the United States.

1855 – Origins of the American Civil WarBleeding Kansas – “Border Ruffians” from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.

the gun wire

Queensboro Bridge

1867 – Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.

1870 – Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction.

1909 – The Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan and Queens.

1910 – The Mississippi Legislature founds The University of Southern Mississippi.

1944 – World War IIAllied bombers conduct their most severe bombing run on SofiaBulgaria.

1944 – Allied bombing raid on Nuremberg. Along the English eastern coast 795 aircraft are despatched, including 572 Lancasters, 214 Halifaxes and 9 Mosquitos. The bombers meet resistance at the coasts of Belgium and theNetherlands from German fighters. In total, 95 bombers are lost, making it the largest Bomber Command loss of World War II.

1961 – The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed in New York City.

1965 – Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the US Embassy, Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.

1972 – Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.

1981 – President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.

1982 – Space Shuttle programSTS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile RangeNew Mexico.


1853 – Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (d. 1890)

1937 – Warren Beatty, American actor and director

1945 – Eric Clapton, British guitarist

1957 – Paul Reiser, American actor

1962 – MC Hammer, American rap musician

the gun wire

James Cagney

1964 – Tracy Chapman, American singer

1964 – Ian Ziering, American actor

1968 – Celine Dion, Canadian singer


1986 – James Cagney, American actor (b. 1899)




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