On This Day..... March 30

MARCH 30

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DOCTORS DAY
  • TODAY IS VIRTUAL VACATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TURKEY NECK SOUP DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • VINCENT VAN GOGH (1853-1890)
  • FRANZ OPPENHEIMER (1864-1943)
  • JOHN ASTIN (1930, 88)
  • WARREN BEATTY (1937, 81)
  • ERIC CLAPTON (1945, 73)
  • ROBBIE COLTRANE (1950, 68)
  • PAUL REISER (1957, 61)
  • MC HAMMER (1962, 56)
  • TRACEY CHAPMAN (1964, 54)
  • IAN ZIERING (1964, 54)
  • PIERS MORGAN (1965, 53)
  • CELINE DION (1968, 50)
  • MARK CONSUELOS (1970, 48)
  • SECRETARIAT (1970-1989)
  • DJ AM (1973-2009)
  • NORAH JONES (1979, 39)
  • RICHARD SHERMAN (1988, 30)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1814, COALITION FORCES MARCH INTO PARIS AFTER DEFEATING NAPOLEON
  • IN 1822, CONGRESS COMBINES EAST AND WEST FLORIDA INTO ONE TERRITORY
  • IN 1842, DR. CRAWFORD WILLIAMSON IS THE FIRST TO USE ANESTHESIA TO REMOVED A NECK TUMOR
  • IN 1856, THE TREATY OF PARIS ENDS THE CRIMEAN WAR
  • IN 1858, HYMAN LIPMAN PATENTS THE PENCIL WITH ATTACHED ERASER
  • IN 1867, THE UNITED STATES BUYS ALASKA FROM RUSSIA FOR TWO CENTS PER ACRE, A TOTAL OF $7.2 MILLION
  • IN 1870, THE 15TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION BECOMES LAW, ALLOWING THE RIGHT TO VOTE REGARDLESS OF RACE
  • IN 1870, TEXAS IS THE LAST CONFEDERATE STATE READMITTED TO THE UNION
  • IN 1880, THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART OPENS IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1891, SHOSHONE NATIONAL FOREST IN WYOMING IS ESTABLISHED AS THE FIRST OFFICIAL NATIONAL FOREST
  • IN 1894, GEORGE BERNARD SHAW PREMIERES “CANDIDA”
  • IN 1900, THE “HAWAIIAN ORGANIC ACT” MAKES HAWAII AN OFFICIAL US TERRITORY
  • IN 1945, A GERMAN PILOT WHO DEFECTED DURING WORLD WAR II DELIVERS A MESSERSCHMITT ME 262A-1 TO THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1953, ALBERT EINSTEIN ANNOUNCES THAT HE HAS REVISED HIS UNIFIED FIELD THEORY
  • IN 1959, THE DALAI LAMA FLEES CHINA AND SEEKS ASYLUM IN INDIA
  • IN 1963, THE CHIFFONS START A FOUR WEEK RUN AT #1 WITH “HE’S SO FINE”
  • IN 1963, LESLIE GORE RECORDS “IT’S MY PARTY” WITH QUINCY JONES
  • IN 1965, A CAR BOMB EXPLODES AT THE US EMBASSY IN SAIGON KILLING 22
  • IN 1965, THE US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES BEGINS INVESTIGATING THE KU KLUX KLAN
  • IN 1967, THE ICONIC SGT. PEPPER’S ALBUM COVER IS PHOTOGRAPHED
  • IN 1970, MILES DAVIS RELEASES “BITCHES BREW”
  • IN 1974, JOHN DENVER GOES TO #1 WITH “SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS”
  • IN 1981, PRESIDENT REAGAN IS SHOT AND WOUNDED BY JOHN HINCKLEY JR
  • IN 1981, HUGH HUDSON’S “CHARIOTS OF FIRE” PREMIERES AT A ROYAL COMMAND PERFORMANCE
  • IN 1984, NEW YORK POLICE DETECTIVE ROBERT CUNNINGHAM OFFERS WAITRESS PHYLLIS PENZO HALF OF A $1 LOTTERY TICKET AS A TIP AND THEY WIN A $6 MILLION LOTTERY TOGETHER THE NEXT DAY.
  • IN 1984, ROBIN LEACH DEBUTS “THE LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS”
  • IN 1985, PHIL COLLINS HITS #1 WITH “ONE MORE NIGHT”
  • IN 1986, JAMES CAGNEY DIES AT 86
  • IN 1987, VINCENT VAN GOGH’S “SUNFLOWERS” SELLS FOR ALMOST $40 MILLION
  • IN 1991, WILLIAM KENNEDY SMITH (ALLEGEDLY) RAPES PATRICIA BOWMAN
  • IN 2000, RICHARD BRANSON IS KNIGHTED FOR “SERVICES TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP”
  • IN 2001, LEANN RIMES WON A $12 MILLION SETTLEMENT AGAINST HER OWN FATHER FOR STEALING MONEY FROM HER CAREER WHILE HE WAS HER MANAGER
  • IN 2002, THE QUEEN MOTHER OF ENGLAND DIES AT 101
  • IN 2004, JENNIFER GARNER DIVORCES SCOTT FOLEY AFTER FOUR YEARS
  • IN 2012, MASTERCARD AND VISA REVEAL A MASSIVE DATA BREACH OF OVER 10 MILLION COMPROMISED CREDIT CARDS
  • IN 2013, PHIL RAMONE DIES OF AN ANEURYSM AT 79
  • IN 2016, ROSIE O’DONNELL DIVORCES HER WIFE OF THREE YEARS KELLI
  • IN 2017, NORTH CAROLINA REPEALS ITS CONTROVERSIAL BATHROOM LAW RESTRICTING TRANSGENDER BATHOOM USE

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