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March 30

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1998  British auto manufacturer Rolls-Royce is purchased by Germany's BMW for $570 million.
 
1991Patricia Bowman accuses William Kennedy Smith, nephew of Senator Edward Kennedy, of rape at the Kennedy estate in Palm Beach, FL.
 
1996The funeral for former US senator Edmund Muskie takes place in Bethesda, MD.
 

1981
Ronald Reagan
 US president Ronald Reagan is wounded after being shot by John Hinckley, Jr., outside a
 Washington, DC, hotel.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 
1956Mt. Nameless, an extinct Siberian volcano, erupts.


1967
The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles finish overdubs of guitars, bass, tambourine, and vocal tracks for With A Little Help From My Friends, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 
1945Russia invades Austria during WWII.
 
1909The Queensboro Bridge opens to traffic in New York City.
 
1870African-American males are granted the right to vote as the 15th amendment to the US Constitution goes into effect.
 
1870Texas is admitted back to the Union following the end of the US Civil War.
 
1867The US and Russia reach agreement for the US to purchase the Alaska territory for $7.2 million.
 
1842Ether is first used as an anesthetic during surgery by Drs. Crawford and Long of Jefferson, GA.
 
1840'Beau' Brummel, English fashion expert, dies.
 
1822Florida becomes a US territory.
 

Born today:

1983  Scott Moffatt - guitarist, singer (The Moffatts)

1968  Celine Dion - singer

1964  Tracy Chapman - singer, songwriter

1957  Paul Reiser - actor

1945  Eric Clapton - guitarist, vocalist (Cream, Yardbirds)

1942  Graeme Edge - drummer (The Moody Blues)

1940  Jerry Lucas - basketball hall of famer

1937  Warren Beatty - actor, director

1930  Peter Marshall - TV game show host

1930  John Astin - actor (The Addams Family)

1929  Richard Dysart - actor

1913  Frankie Laine - singer

1913  Richard Helms - CIA Director (1966-73)

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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