What Happened on March 30

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Important Events

  • 240 BC 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 1856 Russia signs the Treaty of Paris, ending the Crimean War
  • 1867 US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre - Seward's Folly)
  • 1870 15th Amendment to the US constitution is adopted, guarantees right to vote regardless of race
  • 1959 Dalai Lama flees China and is granted political asylum in India
  • 1972 Northern Ireland's Government and Parliament dissolved by the British Government and 'direct rule' from Westminster is introduced
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March 30 in Film & TV

  • 1981 "Chariots of Fire" directed by Hugh Hudson and starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson premieres at a Royal Command Film Performance (Best Picture 1982)

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March 30 in Sport

Did You Know?

Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" sells for a record 22.5 million pounds ($39.7 million)

On March 30, 1987


Would You Believe?

World's most valuable tip - New York police detective Robert Cunningham offers waitress Phyllis Penzo half of $1 lottery ticket, next day they win $6 million

On March 30, 1984

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Famous Divorces

  • 2004 "Alias" actress Jennifer Garner (30) divorces actor Scott Foley (30) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 4 years of marriage
  • 2016 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell and marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell divorce after 3 years of marriage
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