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This Day in History for March 30

This Day In History1822 – Congress combined East & West Florida into Florida Territory.

1858 – Pencil with attach eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia)

1867 – US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre – Seward’s Folly)

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

1910 – Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi.

1940 – 2nd NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Indiana U beats Kansas 60-42.

1945 – World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to Americans.

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.

1970 – “Applause” opens at Palace Theater NYC for 900 performances.

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

1981 – President Reagan shot & wounded by John W Hinckley III

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

1988 – 2nd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston win.

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

1997 – Steve Ellington win’s Golf’s Players Championship

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

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

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