This day in history, March 30

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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