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March 30


1842   Anesthesia is used for the first time in an operation

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

1858   Hyman Lipman patents a pencil with an attached eraser.

1867   Alaska is purchased for $7.2M (Sewards Folly)

1964   Jeopardy! Game shows airs for the first time on TV

1981   President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.,

1993   In the comic strip Peanuts, Charlie Brown hits his first ever game-winning home run.

Famous Birthdays:

1432   Mehmed II (Ottoman Sultan)

1746   Francisco Goya (Painter)

1750   John Stafford Smith (Composer of the tune to the Star Spangled Banner)

1853   Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch artist)

1945   Eric Clapton (Singer and guitarist)

1962   MC Hammer (Rapper)

1968   Celine Dion (Singer)

1979   Norah Jones (Singer)

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