Today in History

What happened on the 30th of March in history?

Change Date:

  • 1822
    Fla became a US territory
  • 1842
    Dr. Crawford Long - 1st physician to use ether as anesthetic
  • 1858
    Hyman Lipman of Phila patents a pencil with attached eraser
  • 1867
    US purchases Alaska for $7 -200 -000 (Seward's Folly)
  • 1870
    15th Amendment passes - guarantees right to vote regardless of race
  • 1870
    Tx readmitted to US after Civil War
  • 1909
    Queensboro Bridge opens linking Manhattan & Queens
  • 1932
    Amelia Earhart 1st woman to solo cross the Atlantic
  • 1945
    USSR invades Austria during WW II
  • 1948
    Mahatma Gandhi assassinated in New Delhi
  • 1950
    Phototransistor invention announced - Murray Hill - NJ
  • 1961
    P.J Melotte - discovered Jupiter's 8th satellite Pasiphae - dies
  • 1964
    John Glenn withdrew from Ohio senate race
  • 1973
    Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to S Vietnam
  • 1981
    Pres Reagan shot & wounded by John W Hinckley Jr
  • 1982
    3rd Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 3 returns to Earth
  • 1984
    US ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force
  • 1986
    James Cagney dies at his Stanfordville NY farm at 86