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Wednesday March 30, 2016

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.

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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)

  • 1296
    Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
  • 1844
    One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
  • 1855
    Origins of the American Civil War: Bleeding Kansas – “Border Ruffians” from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
  • 1863
    Danish prince Wilhelm Georg is chosen as King George of Greece.
  • 1867
    Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.
  • 1939
    The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph.
  • 1940
    Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Ching-wei.
  • 1954
    The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.
  • 1982
    Space 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?

  • 1746
    Francisco Goya, Spanish painter (d. 1828)
  • 1864
    Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (d. 1943)
  • 1879
    Coen de Koning, Dutch ice skater (d. 1954)
  • 1942
    Ruben Kun, Nauruan politician and former President of Nauru
  • 1956
    Juanito Oiarzabal, Basque mountaineer
  • 1956
    Shahla Sherkat, Iranian feminist journalist
  • 1965
    Piers Morgan, British journalist and television personality
  • 1972
    Mili Avital, Israeli-American actress
  • 1984
    Anna Nalick, American singer and songwriter
  • 1990
    Cassie Scerbo, American actress

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