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Saturday, March 30, 2013

March 30 - The Day in History

March 30 : General Interest
1981: President Reagan shot

On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by a deranged drifter named John Hinckley Jr.,... read more


American Revolution
1775 : King George endorses New England Restraining Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-george-endorses-new-england-restraining-act

Automotive
2009 : President Obama announces auto industry shakeup
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-obama-announces-auto-industry-shakeup

Civil War
1825 : Samuel Bell Maxey born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/samuel-bell-maxey-born

Cold War
1948 : Henry Wallace criticizes Truman's Cold War policies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry-wallace-criticizes-trumans-cold-war-policies

Crime
1981 : Ronald Reagan is shot by John Hinckley, Jr.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ronald-reagan-is-shot-by-john-hinckley-jr

Disaster
1980 : Oil workers drown in North Sea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oil-workers-drown-in-north-sea

General Interest
1814 : Allies capture Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/allies-capture-paris
1855 : Violence disrupts first Kansas election
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/violence-disrupts-first-kansas-election
1867 : Seward's Folly
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sewards-folly
1870 : 15th Amendment adopted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/15th-amendment-adopted

Hollywood
1981 : Obsessed Jodie Foster fan John Hinckley Jr. shoots President Reagan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/obsessed-jodie-foster-fan-john-hinckley-jr-shoots-president-reagan

Literary
1820 : Anna Sewell, author of Black Beauty, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/anna-sewell-author-of-black-beauty-is-born

Music
1974 : John Denver has his first #1 hit with "Sunshine On My Shoulders"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-denver-has-his-first-1-hit-with-quotsunshine-on-my-shouldersquot

Old West
1891 : "Sockless" Simpson rallies populist farmers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sockless-simpson-rallies-populist-farmers

Presidential
1981 : Reagan is shot
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-is-shot

Sports
1965 : Bill Bradley scores 58 points for Princeton
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bill-bradley-scores-58-points-for-princeton

Vietnam War
1965 : Bomb explodes outside U.S. Embassy in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bomb-explodes-outside-us-embassy-in-saigon
1972 : North Vietnamese launch Nguyen Hue Offensive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-launch-nguyen-hue-offensive

World War I
1918 : Allied troops halt Germans at Moreuil Wood
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/allied-troops-halt-germans-at-moreuil-wood

World War II
1940 : Japanese set up puppet regime at Nanking
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-set-up-puppet-regime-at-nanking
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