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30 March: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?


30 March: What happened on this day in history? Look at some of the amazing discoveries.

In case you are celebrating your birthday today, you will be surprised to know whom you are sharing your birthday with. So, let’s unwrap to see what special day is today.

30 March: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 30 March


    • 240 BC – The first recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.

People, Place & Politics

    • 1282 – The people of Sicily rebelled against the Angevin king Charles I,  which is known as the Sicilian Vespers.
    • 1856 – Russia signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Crimean War.
    • 1867Alaska Purchase: US bought Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 ($109 million in 2018), roughly 2 cents an acre.
    • 1909 – New York’s Queensboro Bridge opened, linking Manhattan & Queens.
    • 1919 – Gandhi announced resistance against Rowlatt Act.


    • 1796Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, discovered the construction of the heptadecagon.
    • 1894 – George Bernard Shaw’s comedy play “Candida” premiered at Theatre Royal, South Shields, England.
    • 1950Bell Telephone Laboratories announced invention of the phototransistor in Murray Hill, New Jersey.
    • 1953Albert Einstein announced revised unified field theory.


    • 1970USSR won its 8th straight world hockey championship.


    • 1980 – Mark Medoff’s “Children of a Lesser God” premiered in NYC.
    • 1987 – Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” sold for a record 22.5 million pounds ($39.7 million).

Birth Anniversaries (30 March)

    • 1135Moses Maimonides, Jewish philosopher, scholar, and physician.
    • 1811Robert Bunsen, German chemist who, with Gustav Kirchhoff, about 1859 observed that each element emits a light of characteristic wavelength.
    • 1853Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter.
    • 1882Melanie Klein, British psychologist.

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Death Anniversaries (30 March)

    • 1707Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, French military engineer who revolutionized the art of siege craft and defensive fortifications.
    • 1842Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, French painter.
    • 1912Karl May, German author of travel and adventure stories for young people.

What Special Day is Today: 30 March

    • World Bipolar Day
    • International Folding Laundry Day


We hope you have found out what special day is today. On this day in history there have been stories of hope, revolution, innovation and reforms. We wish you an amazing day ahead too.

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