What Happened on March 30

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Historical Events

1282 – The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers
1945 – 289 anti-fascists murdered by Nazis in Rombergpark Dortmund
1963 – 117th Grand National: 19-year old jockey Pat Buckley aboard 66/1 outsider Ayala wins by 3/4 of a length from Carrickbeg
1975 – James Rupert kills 11 members of his family on Easter Sunday in Hamilton, Ohio
1991 – “Speed of Darkness” closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 36 performances
2022 – Computer’s Turing Award won by American programmer Jack Dongarra, whose work paved the way for supercomputers

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Famous Birthdays

1830 – Julius Bahnsen, German philosopher (characterology), born in Tønder, Schleswig (d. 1881)
1932 – Ted Morgan, French-American reporter and biographer, born in Geneva, Switzerland
1961 – Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)
1971 – Mari Holden, American cyclist (World C’ship gold road time trial 2000; Olympic silver 2000), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1973 – Rodney Thomas, American running back (Tennessee Oilers), born in Trinity, Texas
1973 – Jan Koller, Czech footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslavakia

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Famous Deaths

1832 – Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer, dies at 77
1911 – Ellen Henrietta Richards, American chemist (Amer Home Economics Association-1st Pres), dies at 68
1970 – Heinrich Brüning, German politician and Chancellor of Germany (1930-32), dies at 84
1992 – Art Hannes, American actor and announcer, dies of a respiratory ailment at 72
1994 – Sid Weiss, American jazz bassist, dies at 79
2018 – Bill Maynard [Walter Williams], English actor (Greengrass-Heartbeat) and comedian, dies at 89

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