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March 30 Historical Events

The following events took place on March 30. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 37 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 598
    Balkan Campaign: The Avars lift the siege at the Byzantine stronghold of Tomis. Their leader Bayan I retreats north of the Danube River after the Avaro-Slavic hordes are decimated by the plague.
  • 1282
    The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.
  • 1296
    Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
  • 1815
    Joachim Murat issues the Rimini Proclamation which would later inspire Italian unification.
  • 1822
    The Florida Territory is created in the United States.
  • 1841
    The National Bank of Greece is founded in Athens.
  • 1842
    Ether anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.
  • 1844
    One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
  • 1855
    Origins of the American Civil War: “Border Ruffians” from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
  • 1856
    The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Crimean War.
  • 1863
    Danish prince Wilhelm Georg is chosen as King George of Greece.
  • 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.
  • 1885
    The Battle for Kushka triggers the Panjdeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
  • 1899
    German Society of Chemistry issues an invitation to other national scientific organizations to appoint delegates to the International Committee on Atomic Weights.
  • 1909
    The Queensboro Bridge in New York City opens, linking Manhattan and Queens.
  • 1910
    The Mississippi Legislature founds the University of Southern Mississippi.
  • 1912
    Sultan Abd al-Hafid signs the Treaty of Fes, making Morocco a French protectorate.
  • 1918
    Outburst of bloody March Events in Baku and other locations of Baku Governorate.
  • 1939
    The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph (745km/h).
  • 1939
    Detective Comics #27 is released, introducing Batman.
  • 1940
    Second Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Jingwei.
  • 1944
    World War II: Allied bombers conduct their most severe bombing run on Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 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 the Netherlands from German fighters. In total, 95 bombers are lost, making it the largest RAF Bomber Command loss of World War II.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet forces invade Austria and capture Vienna; Polish and Soviet forces liberate Danzig.
  • 1949
    A riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO.
  • 1954
    The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.
  • 1961
    The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed in New York City.
  • 1964
    Jeopardy!, hosted by Art Fleming debuts.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the United States Embassy, Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.

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