History March 30th

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  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    1822 - Congress combined East and West Florida into Florida Territory
    1842 - Ether was used as an anaesthetic for 1st time by Dr Crawford Long (Ga)
    1856 - Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War
    1858 - Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Phila)
    1867 - US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 ($2 an acre-Seward's Folly)
    1870 - 15th Amendment passes, guarantees right to vote regardless of race
    1870 - Texas becomes last confederate state readmitted to Union
    1912 - French protectorate in Morocco established
    1919 - Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act
    1925 - Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians
    1932 - Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to fly solo cross the Atlantic
    1935 - Newfoundland changes time to 3« hrs W of Greenwich, repeats 44 sec
    1943 - British 1st army recaptures Sejenane
    1945 - USSR invades Austria during WW II
    1950 - Phototransistor invention announced, Murray Hill, NJ
    1953 - Einstein announces revised unified field theory
    1961 - NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 m)
    1968 - General Ludvik Svoboda elected president of Czechoslovakia
    1972 - North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam
    1981 - Pres Reagan shot and wounded by John W Hinckley III
    1982 - 3rd space shuttle mission-Columbia 3 lands at White Sands, NM
    1984 - US ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force [0126?]
    1987 - Vincent van Goghs "Sunflowers" sells for record œ22.5M ($39.7 million)