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)
- 1814Joachim Murat issues the Rimini Declaration which would later inspire Italian Unification.
- 1842Anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.
- 1855Origins of the American Civil War: Bleeding Kansas – “Border Ruffians” from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
- 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.
- 1961The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed in New York City.
- 1976The first Land Day protests are held in Israel/Palestine.
- 1981President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.
- 2009Twelve gunmen attack the Manawan Police Academy in Lahore, Pakistan.
Who were born on March 30?
- 1844Paul Verlaine, French poet (d. 1896)
- 1913Censu Tabone, President of Malta
- 1940Jerry Lucas, American basketball player
- 1949Ray Magliozzi, American radio personality
- 1964Dave Ellett, Canadian hockey player
- 1965Piers Morgan, British journalist and television personality
- 1976Ty Conklin, American ice hockey player
- 1979Simon Webbe, English singer
- 1981Andrea Masi, Italian rugby player
- 1982Jason Dohring, American actor
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