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March 30 Birthdays

Vincent Van Gogh
Pronunciation: [van gO, Dutch vinsent´ vän khôkh]
1853–90, postimpressionist painter, born in the Netherlands.

Jewish scholar (1135)

Francisco Goya
artist (1746)

Anna Sewell
author of Black Beauty (1820)

Paul Verlaine
poet (1844)

Sean O'Casey,
dramatist (1884)

Warren Beatty
director, actor, producer (1937)

Celine Dion
singer (1968)

March 30 in History


Anesthesia was used for the first time in an operation.


The Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the Crimean War.


A treaty for the purchase of Alaska from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million, approximately two cents an acre, was submitted to the U.S. Senate.


The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race.


The game show Jeopardy debuted on television.


President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest by John Hinckley as he left a Washington hotel.


The Queen Mother Elizabeth of England died at the age of 101.

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