March 30, 2017
Today is 89th day of the year
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Births Today

  • 1746 - "Francisco de Goya, Spanish artist"
  • 1820 - "Anna Sewell, English author of 'Black Beauty'"
  • 1853 - "Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch painter"
  • 1880 - "Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright"
  • 1928 - "Tom Sharpe, Novelist"
  • 1930 - "Rolf Harris, Australian entertainer and artist"
  • 1949 - "Sue Cook, Television broadcaster"
  • 1962 - "Hammer, American singer and 'Rap' artist"
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events today

  • 1775 - The British Parliament passed an act that meant that American colonies could only trade with Britain
  • 1842 - Ether was used as an anaesthetic for the first time during an operation
  • 1867 - "Alaska was purchased from Russia for 7.2 million dollars, by America"
  • 1955 - 'On The Waterfront' won an Oscar for best film. Its stars Marlon Brando & Grace Kelly won best actor awards
  • 1964 - Gangs of 'Mods' and 'Rockers' clashed in the seaside resort of Clacton
  • 1981 - President Ronald Reagan was wounded in an assassination attempt
  • 1986 - "James Cagney, the American actor famous for gangster roles, died aged 86"
  • 1987 - The painting 'Sunflowers' by Vincent van Gogh was sold for 24 million pounds
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