This day in history, March 30 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history, March 30

March 30 is the 90th day of 2016. There are 276 days remaining until the end of the year.

1842: Dr. Crawford Long, of Jefferson, Georgia, is first to use ether for anesthesia.

1853: Painter Vincent Van Gogh is born in Zundert, Netherlands.

1867: Russia sells Alaska to the United States for $7.2 million (roughly two-cents an acre).

1945: Guitarist and singer Eric Clapton is born in Surrey, England.

1964: The game show Jeopardy! debuts on the NBC Television Network.

1981: President Ronald Reagan is wounded, along with three others, in an assassination attempt outside the Washington D.C. Hilton.

2002: Queen Elizabeth' s mom, The Queen Mother, dies at the Royal Lodge in Berkshire, England at age 101.

2013: University of Alabama Athletic Director Mal Moore, 73, dies in Durham, North Carolina.

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