March 30: Day of the Week
March 30, 2016 was the 90th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 276 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
March 30 Historical Event(s)
- 1296Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
- 1844One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
- 1855Origins of the American Civil War: Bleeding Kansas – “Border Ruffians” from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
- 1863Danish prince Wilhelm Georg is chosen as King George of Greece.
- 1867Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.
- 1939The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph.
- 1940Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Ching-wei.
- 1954The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.
- 1972Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.
- 1982Space Shuttle program: STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
Who were born on March 30?
- 1746Francisco Goya, Spanish painter (d. 1828)
- 1864Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (d. 1943)
- 1879Coen de Koning, Dutch ice skater (d. 1954)
- 1942Ruben Kun, Nauruan politician and former President of Nauru
- 1956Juanito Oiarzabal, Basque mountaineer
- 1956Shahla Sherkat, Iranian feminist journalist
- 1965Piers Morgan, British journalist and television personality
- 1972Mili Avital, Israeli-American actress
- 1984Anna Nalick, American singer and songwriter
- 1990Cassie Scerbo, American actress
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