Today in History, English
Today in History, English

36211March 30Event1944 – World War II: Allied bombers conduct their most severe bombing run on Sofia, Bulgaria.
36212March 30Event1944 – Allied bombing raid on Nuremberg. Along the English eastern coast 795 aircraft are despatched, including 572 Lancasters, 214 Halifaxes and 9 Mosquitos. The bombers meet resistance at the coasts of Belgium and the Netherlands from German fighters. I
36213March 30Event1945 – World War II: Soviet forces invade Austria and capture Vienna Polish and Soviet forces liberate Danzig.
36214March 30Event1949 – A riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO.
36215March 30Event1954 – The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.
36216March 30Event1961 – The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed in New York City.
36217March 30Event1964 – Jeopardy!, hosted by Art Fleming debuts.
36218March 30Event1965 – Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the United States Embassy, Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
36219March 30Event1972 – Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.
36220March 30Event1976 – The first Land Day protests are held in Israel/Palestine.
36221March 30Event1979 – 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.
36222March 30Event1981 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. Another two people are wounded at the same time.
36223March 30Event1982 – Space Shuttle program: STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
36224March 30Event2006 – The United Kingdom Terrorism Act 2006 becomes a law.
36225March 30Event2009 – Twelve gunmen attack the Manawan Police Academy in Lahore, Pakistan.
36226March 30Birth1326 – Ivan II of Moscow (d. 1359)
36227March 30Birth1432 – Mehmed the Conqueror, Ottoman sultan (d. 1481)
36228March 30Birth1566 – Carlo Gesualdo, Italian lute player and composer (d. 1613)
36229March 30Birth1606 – Vincentio Reinieri, Italian mathematician and astronomer (d. 1647)
36230March 30Birth1640 – John Trenchard, English politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (d. 1695)
36231March 30Birth1727 – Tommaso Traetta, Italian composer and educator (d. 1779)
36232March 30Birth1746 – Francisco Goya, Spanish-French painter and sculptor (d. 1828)
36233March 30Birth1750 – John Stafford Smith, English organist and composer (d. 1836)
36234March 30Birth1793 – Juan Manuel de Rosas, Argentinian soldier and politician, 13th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (d. 1877)
36235March 30Birth1805 – Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann, German-Swedish linguist and botanist (d. 1887)
36236March 30Birth1811 – Robert Bunsen, German chemist and academic (d. 1899)
36237March 30Birth1820 – Anna Sewell, English author (d. 1878)
36238March 30Birth1844 – Paul Verlaine, French poet and educator (d. 1896)
36239March 30Birth1853 – Vincent van Gogh, Dutch-French painter and illustrator (d. 1890)
36240March 30Birth1857 – Léon Charles Thévenin, French engineer (d. 1926)

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