Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 30

  • March 30, 1282
    Inhabitants in Palermo massacres French occupation forces in Sicily after a Frenchman harassed a woman, beginning the War of the Sicilian Vespers
  • March 30, 1533
    Henry VIII makes Thomas Cranmer archbishop of Canterbury
  • March 30, 1842
    Crawford Long, an American surgeon, utilizes ether to remove a tumor from the neck of his patient, James Venable, which becomes the first case of using anesthesia
  • March 30, 1856
    Representatives of the great powers in Europe sign Peace of Paris, which ends the Crimean War and restores the territories of Russia and Turkey to their prewar boundaries
  • March 30, 1858
    Hymen Lipman of Philadelphia patents the pencil with an eraser attached on one end
  • March 30, 1867
    United States Secretary of State William H. Seward signs an agreement with Russia's Baron Edouard de Stoeckl to purchase the territory of Alaska for US$7.2 million or $4.74 per square km
  • March 30, 1870
    The 15th Amendment to the US Constitution, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, is declared in effect by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish
  • March 30, 1912
    French protectorate in Morocco is established with Treaty of Fez, which triggers riots in Fez, the capital of Morocco
  • March 30, 1945
    USSR invades Austria
  • March 30, 1950
    Phototransistor, a light-sensitive transistor, invention is announced, in Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA
  • March 30, 1972
    North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam starting Easter Offensive

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