A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 30th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On March 30, 1296, King Edward I of England, often better known as Edward Longshanks, sacked the Scottish town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, part of the ongoing war of England trying to maintain suzerainty over Scotland.
On March 30, 1842, Dr. Crawford Long, an American surgeon, made the first known use of ether as a general anesthetic.
On March 30, 1939, the Heinkel 100 single engine piston powered fighter prototype set a new World Speed Record at 463 mph (745 kph) in level flight, at the time the fastest airplane ever.
On March 30, 1939, the Heinkel 100 prototype fighter airplane flew at 463 mph in level flight, at the time the fastest airplane ever. (NOTE: The link in the date for this entry leads to a different article than the other mention to this same event above.)
On March 30, 1981, only a bit past two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was shot by a mentally ill assassin!
On March 30, 1987, renowned American film actor and philanthropist Paul Newman finally won his long awaited Oscar.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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