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30th of March 1282 EVENT The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.
30th of March 1296 EVENT Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
30th of March 1814 EVENT Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris.
30th of March 1814 EVENT Joachim Murat issues the Rimini Declaration which would later inspire Italian Unification.
30th of March 1822 EVENT The Florida Territory is created in the United States.
30th of March 1842 EVENT Anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.
30th of March 1844 EVENT One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
30th of March 1855 EVENT Origins of the American Civil War: Bleeding Kansas : "Border Ruffians" from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
30th of March 1856 EVENT The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Crimean War.
30th of March 1863 EVENT Danish prince Wilhelm Georg is chosen as King George of Greece.
30th of March 1867 EVENT Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km?), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.
30th of March 1870 EVENT Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction.
30th of March 1885 EVENT The Battle for Kushka triggers the Panjdeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
30th of March 1909 EVENT The Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan and Queens.
30th of March 1910 EVENT The Mississippi Legislature founds The University of Southern Mississippi.
30th of March 1912 EVENT Sultan Abdelhafid signs the Treaty of Fez, making Morocco a French protectorate.
30th of March 1918 EVENT Outburst of bloody March Events in Baku and other locations of Baku Governorate.
30th of March 1939 EVENT The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph.
30th of March 1940 EVENT Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Ching-wei.
30th of March 1944 EVENT World War II: Allied bombers conduct their most severe bombing run on Sofia, Bulgaria.
30th of March 1945 EVENT World War II: Soviet Union forces invade Austria and take Vienna; Polish and Soviet forces liberate Gdansk.
30th of March 1949 EVENT A riot breaks out in Austurvollur square in Reykjavik, when Iceland joins NATO.
30th of March 1954 EVENT The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.
30th of March 1961 EVENT The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed in New York City.
30th of March 1965 EVENT Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the US Embassy, Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
30th of March 1972 EVENT Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.
30th of March 1976 EVENT The first Land Day protests are held in Israel/Palestine.
30th of March 1979 EVENT Airey Neave, a British Member of Parliament, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.
30th of March 1981 EVENT President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.
30th of March 1982 EVENT Space Shuttle program: STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
30th of March 2006 EVENT The United Kingdom Terrorism Act 2006 becomes a law.
30th of March 2009 EVENT Twelve gunmen attack the Manawan Police Academy in Lahore, Pakistan.
30th of March 2011 EVENT India beats Pakistan by 29 runs in the Semi Finals of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup in Mohali.
30th of March 1326 BIRTHDAY Ivan II of Russia, Grand Duke of Muscovy (d. 1359)
30th of March 1432 BIRTHDAY Mehmed II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1481)
30th of March 1640 BIRTHDAY John Trenchard, English politician (d. 1695)
30th of March 1746 BIRTHDAY Francisco Goya, Spanish painter (d. 1828)
30th of March 1750 BIRTHDAY John Stafford Smith, English composer (d. 1836)
30th of March 1811 BIRTHDAY Robert Bunsen, German chemist (d. 1899)
30th of March 1820 BIRTHDAY Anna Sewell, British author (d. 1878)
30th of March 1844 BIRTHDAY Paul Verlaine, French poet (d. 1896)
30th of March 1853 BIRTHDAY Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (d. 1890)
30th of March 1857 BIRTHDAY Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (d. 1926)
30th of March 1864 BIRTHDAY Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (d. 1943)
30th of March 1879 BIRTHDAY Coen de Koning, Dutch ice skater (d. 1954)
30th of March 1880 BIRTHDAY Sean O'Casey, Irish dramatist (d. 1964)
30th of March 1882 BIRTHDAY Melanie Klein, British Psychoanalyst (d. 1960)
30th of March 1892 BIRTHDAY Stefan Banach, Polish mathematician (d. 1945)
30th of March 1892 BIRTHDAY Fortunato Depero, Italian artist (d. 1960)
30th of March 1892 BIRTHDAY Erhard Milch, German field marshal (d. 1972)
30th of March 1894 BIRTHDAY Sergey Ilyushin, Russian aerospace engineer (d. 1977)
30th of March 1895 BIRTHDAY Jean Giono, French author (d. 1970)
30th of March 1899 BIRTHDAY Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Bengali writer (d. 1970)
30th of March 1902 BIRTHDAY Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
30th of March 1902 BIRTHDAY Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
30th of March 1903 BIRTHDAY Countee Cullen, American poet (d. 1946)
30th of March 1903 BIRTHDAY Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)
30th of March 1904 BIRTHDAY Ripper Collins, American baseball player (d. 1970)
30th of March 1905 BIRTHDAY Albert Pierrepoint, English executioner (d. 1992)
30th of March 1907 BIRTHDAY Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (d. 1994)
30th of March 1910 BIRTHDAY Jozef Marcinkiewicz, Polish mathematician (d. 1940)
30th of March 1913 BIRTHDAY Richard Helms, American CIA director (d. 2002)
30th of March 1913 BIRTHDAY Marc Davis, American animator (d. 2000)
30th of March 1913 BIRTHDAY Frankie Laine, American singer (d. 2007)
30th of March 1913 BIRTHDAY Censu Tabone, President of Malta
30th of March 1914 BIRTHDAY Sonny Boy Williamson I, American musician (d. 1948)
30th of March 1919 BIRTHDAY McGeorge Bundy, American National Security Advisor (d. 1996)
30th of March 1922 BIRTHDAY Turhan Bey, Turkish actor
30th of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (d. 1986)
30th of March 1926 BIRTHDAY Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish entrepreneur
30th of March 1926 BIRTHDAY Peter Marshall, American game show host
30th of March 1926 BIRTHDAY Werner Torkanowsky, German conductor (d. 1992)
30th of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Robert Badinter, French politician
30th of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Tom Sharpe, English satirical author
30th of March 1929 BIRTHDAY Richard Dysart, American actor
30th of March 1930 BIRTHDAY John Astin, American actor
30th of March 1930 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Browne-Wilkinson, former Lord of Appeal, UK
30th of March 1930 BIRTHDAY Rolf Harris, Australian artist and entertainer
30th of March 1933 BIRTHDAY Jean-Claude Brialy, French actor and director (d. 2007)
30th of March 1935 BIRTHDAY Karl Berger, German musicologist and musician
30th of March 1935 BIRTHDAY Willie Galimore, American football player (d. 1964)
30th of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Warren Beatty, American actor and director
30th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Jerry Lucas, American basketball player
30th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Hans Ragnemalm, Swedish professor of public law, and judge
30th of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Graeme Edge, British musician (Moody Blues)
30th of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Wasim Sajjad, President of Pakistan
30th of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Bob Smith, former American politician
30th of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Ruben Kun, Nauruan politician and former President of Nauru
30th of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (d. 1998)
30th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Eric Clapton, British guitarist
30th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Johnnie Walker, British DJ
30th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Ryszard Kotla, Polish travel writer and activist
30th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Eddie Jordan, former owner of Jordan Grand Prix
30th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Mervyn King, British economist, Governor of the Bank of England (2003 : present)
30th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Naomi Sims, American fashion model and businesswoman (d. 2009)
30th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Ray Magliozzi, American radio personality
30th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Liza Frulla, Quebec politician
30th of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor and comedian
30th of March 1951 BIRTHDAY Yves Seguin, Quebec politician
30th of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
30th of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Randy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (d. 2004)
30th of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Juanito Oiarzabal, Basque mountaineer
30th of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Bill Butler, Scottish politician
30th of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Shahla Sherkat, Iranian feminist journalist
30th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Paul Reiser, American actor
30th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Maurice LaMarche, Canadian voice actor
30th of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Sabine Meyer, German clarinetist
30th of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Peter Hugh McGregor Ellis, New Zealand convicted child abuser
30th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)
30th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY MC Hammer, American rap musician
30th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Mark Begich, American Senator from Alaska
30th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Bil Dwyer, American actor
30th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor
30th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Panagiotis Tsalouchidis, Greek footballer
30th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Tracy Chapman, American singer
30th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Vlado Bozinovski, Australian former footballer
30th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Dave Ellett, Canadian hockey player
30th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Ian Ziering, American actor
30th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Piers Morgan, British journalist and television personality
30th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author
30th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age)
30th of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (d. 2008)
30th of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Hayashibara Megumi, Japanese voice actress and singer
30th of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Richard Hutten, designer
30th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Celine Dion, Canadian singer
30th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Donna D'Errico, American actress and model
30th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Mark Consuelos, American actor
30th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Mari Holden, American cycle racer
30th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Mili Avital, Israeli-American actress
30th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Matthew Pritchard, Welsh stuntman
30th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Jan Koller, Czech footballer
30th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Paul Griffen, New Zealand-born Italian rugby player
30th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Bahar Soomekh, American actress
30th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Ty Conklin, American ice hockey player
30th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Obadele Thompson, Barbadian athlete
30th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Mark McClelland, Northern Irish musician (Degrassi)
30th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player
30th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Norah Jones, American musician
30th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Anatoliy Tymoschuk Ukrainian footballer
30th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Simon Webbe, English singer
30th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer
30th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Yal?n, Turkish singer and songwriter
30th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Jammal Brown, American football player
30th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Andrea Masi, Italian rugby player
30th of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Jason Dohring, American actor
30th of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Mark Hudson, English footballer
30th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Jeremie Aliadiere, French footballer
30th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Scott Moffatt, Canadian singer and songwriter
30th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Zach Gowen, American professional wrestler
30th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Hebe Tien, Taiwanese singer (S.H.E)
30th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Davis Romero, Panamanian baseball player
30th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Mario Ancic, Croatian tennis player
30th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Anna Nalick, American singer and songwriter
30th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player
30th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Beni Arashiro, Japanese singer
30th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Sergio Ramos, Spanish footballer
30th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Canadian hockey player
30th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Trent Barreta, American professional wrestler
30th of March 1988 BIRTHDAY Thanasis Papazoglou, Greek footballer
30th of March 1990 BIRTHDAY Cassie Scerbo, American actress
30th of March 1990 BIRTHDAY Lee Gi Kwang, Korean singer and dancer (BEAST)
30th of March 1994 BIRTHDAY Sarah Solovay, American singer-songwriter
30th of March 1486 DEATH Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury
30th of March 1526 DEATH Konrad Mutian, German humanist (Born 1471)
30th of March 1540 DEATH Matthaus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg (Born 1469)
30th of March 1559 DEATH Adam Ries, German mathematician (Born 1492)
30th of March 1587 DEATH Ralph Sadler, English statesman (Born 1507)
30th of March 1662 DEATH Francois le Metel de Boisrobert, French poet (Born 1592)
30th of March 1707 DEATH Vauban, French architect (Born 1633)
30th of March 1764 DEATH Pietro Locatelli, Italian composer (Born 1695)
30th of March 1783 DEATH William Hunter, Scottish anatomist (Born 1718)
30th of March 1804 DEATH Victor-Francois, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (Born 1718)
30th of March 1806 DEATH Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, English duchess (Born 1757)
30th of March 1830 DEATH Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden (Born 1763)
30th of March 1840 DEATH Beau Brummell, English celebrity and dandy (Born 1778)
30th of March 1842 DEATH Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun, French painter (Born 1755)
30th of March 1879 DEATH Thomas Couture, French painter and teacher (Born 1815)
30th of March 1886 DEATH Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, French Canadian politician (Born 1838)
30th of March 1896 DEATH Charilaos Trikoupis, seven times prime-minister of Greece (Born 1832)
30th of March 1912 DEATH Karl May, German author (Born 1842)
30th of March 1925 DEATH Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher (Born 1861)
30th of March 1936 DEATH Conchita Supervia, Spanish opera singer (Born 1895)
30th of March 1943 DEATH Jan Bytnar, Polish activist (Born 1921)
30th of March 1943 DEATH Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish activist (Born 1920)
30th of March 1949 DEATH Friedrich Bergius, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1884)
30th of March 1950 DEATH Leon Blum, French prime minister (Born 1872)
30th of March 1952 DEATH Jigme Wangchuck, Second king of Bhutan (Born 1905)
30th of March 1959 DEATH Daniil Andreev, Russian writer and mystic (Born 1906)
30th of March 1959 DEATH Riccardo Zanella, president of Free State of Fiume (Born 1875)
30th of March 1965 DEATH Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1896)
30th of March 1966 DEATH Maxfield Parrish, American artist (Born 1870)
30th of March 1966 DEATH Newbold Morris, American politician (Born 1902)
30th of March 1967 DEATH Jean Toomer, American writer (Born 1894)
30th of March 1968 DEATH Bobby Driscoll, American actor (Born 1937)
30th of March 1970 DEATH Heinrich Bruning, German politician, Chancellor (1930 : 1932) (Born 1885)
30th of March 1972 DEATH Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator (Born 1890)
30th of March 1977 DEATH Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (Born 1929)
30th of March 1979 DEATH Airey Neave, British politician and WW2 veteran (Born1916)
30th of March 1981 DEATH DeWitt Wallace, American publisher (Born 1889)
30th of March 1984 DEATH Karl Rahner, German theologian (Born 1904)
30th of March 1985 DEATH Harold Peary, American actor and singer (Born 1908)
30th of March 1986 DEATH James Cagney, American actor (Born 1899)
30th of March 1988 DEATH Edgar Faure, French politician (Born 1908)
30th of March 1992 DEATH Manolis Andronikos, Greek archeologist, professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Born 1919)
30th of March 1999 DEATH Gary Morton, American film and television producer (Born 1924)
30th of March 2000 DEATH Rudolf Kirchschlager, Austrian politician, President (1974 : 1986) (Born 1915)
30th of March 2002 DEATH Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (Born 1930)
30th of March 2002 DEATH Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (Born 1900)
30th of March 2003 DEATH Michael Jeter, American actor (Born 1952)
30th of March 2003 DEATH Valentin Pavlov, Soviet politician, Prime Minister (1991) (Born 1937)
30th of March 2004 DEATH Alistair Cooke, English-born journalist (Born 1908)
30th of March 2004 DEATH Michael King, New Zealand historian (Born 1945)
30th of March 2004 DEATH Hubert Gregg, British broadcaster (Born 1914)
30th of March 2004 DEATH Timi Yuro, American singer (Born 1940)
30th of March 2005 DEATH Robert Creeley, American poet (Born 1926)
30th of March 2005 DEATH Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (Born 1940)
30th of March 2005 DEATH Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (Born 1968)
30th of March 2005 DEATH Milton Green, American athlete (Born 1913)
30th of March 2005 DEATH Fred Korematsu, American civil rights activist (Born 1919)
30th of March 2005 DEATH Chrysanthos Theodoridis, Greek singer (Born 1934)
30th of March 2005 DEATH Derrick Plourde, American drummer (Born 1971)
30th of March 2005 DEATH O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (Born 1930)
30th of March 2006 DEATH John McGahern, Irish novelist (Born 1934)
30th of March 2006 DEATH Red Hickey, American football coach (Born 1917)
30th of March 2008 DEATH Dith Pran, Cambodian photographer The Killing Fields (Born 1942)
30th of March 2008 DEATH David Leslie, touring car driver (Born 1953)
30th of March 2008 DEATH Richard Lloyd, racing car driver (Born 1945)
30th of March 2010 DEATH Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School (Born 1930)
30th of March 2010 DEATH Martin Sandberger, German military officer (Born 1911)