Today in HisStory – March 30

The passage of Halley’s Comet was first recorded. (240 BC)

Moses Maimonides, medieval Jewish scholar, was born. (1135)

American Revolutionary War: British King George III endorse the New England Restraining Act requiring New England colonies to trade exclusively with Great Britain. It also barred colonists from fishing in the North Atlantic. (1775)

Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, discovered the construction of the heptadecagon. (1796)

Congress combined East and West Florida into Florida Territory. (1812)

European forces allied against Napoleonic France march captured Paris. (1814)

Ether was used as an anesthetic for first time. (1842)

Pencil with attached eraser was patented. (1858)

US bought Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000, 2 cents an acre. This was criticized as Seward’s Folly. (1867)

US Civil War: Texas became the last confederate state to be readmitted to Union. (1870)

15th Amendment to the US constitution was adopted. It guaranteed the right to vote regardless of race. (1870)

All imperial lands, as well as lands belonging to monasteries, were confiscated by the Russian provisional government. (1917)

Gandhi announced resistance against Rowlatt Act, allowing incarceration without trial in India. (1919)

WW2: Defecting German pilot delivered a Messerschmidt Me 262A-1 to the Americans. (1945)

Albert Einstein announced the revised unified field theory. (1953)

Dalai Lama fled China and was granted political asylum in India. (1959)

Astronaut John Glenn withdrew from Ohio senate race. (1964)

Vietnam War: North Vietnamese troops entered South Vietnam. (1972)

US President Reagan was shot and wounded by John W Hinckley III. He was the first president elected in a year ending with 0 to survive his presidency since James Monroe was elected in 1820. (1981)

New York police detective Robert Cunningham offered waitress Phyllis Penzo half of $1 lottery ticket as a tip. The next day, they won $6 million. (1984)

Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers sold for a record 22.5 million pounds. (1987)

Queen Mother Elizabeth, Consort of George VI and mother of Elizabeth II, died. (2002)


About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.
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