MARCH 30 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1842 – Ether anesthesia was used for the 1st time on the 30th March 1842, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.

1853 – Vincent van Gogh the Dutch painter was born on the 30th March 1853 (died 1890).

1856 – The Treaty of Paris was signed on the 30th March 1856, ending the Crimean War.

1957Paul Reiser the American comedian, actor, writer, author, musician, best known for his role in the sitcom Mad About You was born on the 30th March 1957.

1867 – Alaska was purchased from Russia for $7.2 million on the 30th March 1867, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.

1913 – Frankie Laine the American singer-songwriter, and actor was born on the 30th March 1913 (died 2007).

1930 – Rolf Harris the Australian singer-songwriter was born on the 30th March 1930.

1937 – Warren Beatty the American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter was born on the 30th March 1937.

1941 – Graeme Edge the English singer-songwriter and drummer from the Moody Blues was born on the 30th March 1941.

1945 – Eric Clapton the English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer was born on the 30th March 1945.

1962 – MC Hammer the American rapper and actor was born on the 30th March 1962.

1964 – Tracy Chapman the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 30th March 1964.

1964 – Ian Ziering the American actor was born on the 30th March 1964.

1968 – Celine Dion the Canadian singer-songwriter was born on the 30th March 1968.

1982 – STS-3 Mission was completed on the 30th March 1982, with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile RangeNew Mexico.

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