THIS DAY IN HISTORY 30/03


This Day in History 30/03

MARCH 30/03

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1778 – Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath

1814 – Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris after defeating Napoleon.

1814 – Murat issues the Rimini Declaration which would later inspire Italian Unification.

1822 – Congress combined East & West Florida into Florida Territory

1842 – Ether used as an anaesthetic for 1st time by Dr Crawford Long (Ga)

1856 – Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War

1867 – US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre – Seward’s Folly)

1912 – French protectorate in Morocco established

1919 – Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act

1953 – Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory

2013 – North Korea declares it is at a state of war with South Korea

2013 – Uhuru Kenyatta is declared the rightful winner of the Kenyan presidential election by the Supreme Court

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1965 – Piers Morgan, editor (Daily Mirror)

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1968 – Celine Dion, Quebec Canada, singer (I’m Your Woman)

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1986 – Sergio Ramos, Spanish footballer

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FAMOUS DEATHS

2004 – Michael King, New Zealand historian (b. 1945)

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