Thursday, March 30, 2017

History for March 30

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History for March 30 -
Vincent Van Gogh 1853, John Astin 1930 - Actor ("Addams Family"), Peter Marshall 1930 - Game show host ("Hollywood Squares")

Warren Beatty 1937 - Actor, Eric Clapton 1945 - Musician, Celine Dion 1968 - Singer

1822 - Florida became a U.S. territory.

1842 - Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his patient was anesthetized by ether.

1867 - The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.

1870 - The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, was passed by the U.S. Congress.

1939 - The comic book "Detective Comics #27" appeared on newstands. This comic introduced Batman.

1950 - The invention of the phototransistor was announced.

1964 - "Jeopardy" debuted on NBC-TV.

1981 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington, DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. Two police officers and Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded.

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