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This Day in History for March 30

This Day In History1867 – US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre – Seward’s Folly)

1870 – 15th Amendment to the US constitution is adopted, guarantees right to vote regardless of race.

1889 – John T Reid opens 1st US golf course (Yonkers, NY)

1922 – WWL-AM in New Orleans begins radio transmissions.

1943 – 5th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: U of Wyoming beat Georgetown 46-34.

1946 – “St Louis Woman” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 113 performances.

1953 – Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory.

1955 – 27th Academy Awards: “On the Waterfront”, Marlon Brando & Grace Kelly win.

1964 – Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race.

1967 – Cover picture of Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s” is photographed.

1972 – “Funny Thing Happened…” opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 156 performances.

1980 – Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women’s Kemper Golf Open.

1981 – US President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded in an assassination attempt by John Hinckley, Jr.; three others are also wounded.

1981 – “Chariots of Fire” directed by Hugh Hudson and starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleston premieres at a Royal Command Performance (Best Picture 1982)

1983 – World’s most valuable tip – New York detective Robert Cunningham offers waitress Phyllis Penzo half of $1 lottery ticket, next day they win $6 million.

1990 – Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the “Seniors” golf tournament.

1997 – Steve Elkington wins Golf’s Players Championship.

2012 – MasterCard and Visa announce a massive breach in security with over ten million compromised credit card numbers.

2012 – American Mega Millions lottery hits a world record lottery amount of 640 million dollars.

2017 – North Carolina repeals its controversial bathroom law that restricted transgender use.

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