Thursday, March 30, 2017
History for March 30 - On-This-Day.com:
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.