30th March

The events happened on 30th March are :

1981 : Failed assassination attempt against U.S. President Ronald Reagan : In Washington, D.C., on this day in 1981, barely two months after his inauguration as the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously wounded by would-be assassin John W. Hinckley, Jr.

2003 : A law banning cigarette smoking in all places of employment, including restaurants and bars, went into effect in New York City.

2002 : Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, who was queen consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1936–52), died in her sleep at Windsor Castle at age 101.

1914 : American blues vocalist and harmonica virtuoso Sonny Boy Williamson was born in Jackson, Tennessee.

1912 : The Treaty of Fès established the French protectorate in Morocco.

1867 : William H. Seward, secretary of state under U.S. President Andrew Johnson, signed the Alaska Purchase, a treaty ceding Russian North America to the United States for a price—$7.2 million—that amounted to about two cents per acre.

1856 : The Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the Crimean War.

1840 : The English dandy Beau Brummell died, destitute and mad, in Caen, France.

1282 : The people of Palermo massacred 2,000 French residents in the Sicilian Vespers, a revolt against the Angevin king Charles I.

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