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March 30th - Happy Birthday Eric Clapton & Norah Jones


Today is Friday, March 30, the 90th day of 2012. There are 276 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously injured in an assassination attempt outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John W. Hinckley Jr. Wounded along with Reagan were his press secretary, James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and District of Columbia police officer Thomas Delahanty.

On this date:
In 1135, the Jewish philosopher Maimonides was born in Cordoba in present-day Spain.
In 1282, The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.
In 1296, Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
In 1814, Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris.
In 1814, Joachim Murat issues the Rimini Declaration which would later inspire Italian Unification.
In 1822, The Florida Territory is created in the United States.
In 1842, Ether anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.
In 1844, One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
In 1855, Origins of the American Civil War: Bleeding Kansas, "Border Ruffians" from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
In 1856, The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Crimean War.
In 1863, Danish prince Wilhelm Georg is chosen as King George of Greece.
In 1867, Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($[sign in to see URL]²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.
In 1870, Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction.
In 1885, The Battle for Kushka triggers the Panjdeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
In 1909, The Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan and Queens.
In 1910, The Mississippi Legislature founds The University of Southern Mississippi.
In 1912, Sultan Abdelhafid signs the Treaty of Fez, making Morocco a French protectorate.
In 1918, Outburst of bloody March Events in Baku and other locations of Baku Governorate.
In 1923, the Cunard liner RMS Laconia became the first passenger ship to circle the globe as it arrived in New York.
In 1939, The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph.
In 1940, Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Ching-wei.
In 1944, World War II: Allied bombers conduct their most severe bombing run on Sofia, Bulgaria.
In 1944, Allied bombing raid on Nuremberg. Along the English eastern coast 795 aircraft are despatched, including 572 Lancasters, 214 Halifaxes and 9 Mosquitos. The bombers meet resistance at the coasts of Belgium and the Netherlands from German fighters. In total, 95 bombers are lost, making it the largest Bomber Command loss of World War II.
In 1945, World War II: Soviet Union forces invade Austria and take Vienna; Polish and Soviet forces liberate Gdańsk.
In 1949, A riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO.
In 1954, The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.
In 1959, a narrowly divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Bartkus v. Illinois, ruled that a conviction in state court following an acquittal in federal court for the same crime did not constitute double jeopardy.
In 1961, The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed in New York City.
In 1964, John Glenn withdrew from the Ohio race for the U.S. Senate because of injuries suffered in a fall.
In 1964, The original version of the TV game show "Jeopardy!," hosted by Art Fleming, premiered on NBC.
In 1965, Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the US Embassy, Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
In 1972, Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.
In 1976, The first Land Day protests are held in Israel/Palestine.
In 1979, Airey Neave, a British Member of Parliament, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.
In 1981, President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.
In 1982, Space Shuttle program: STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
In 1986, actor James Cagney died at his farm in Stanfordville, N.Y., at age 86.
In 1991, Patricia Bowman of Jupiter, Fla., told authorities she'd been raped hours earlier by William Kennedy Smith, the nephew of Sen. Edward Kennedy, at the family's Palm Beach estate. (Smith was acquitted at trial.)
In 2006, The United Kingdom Terrorism Act 2006 becomes a law.
In 2009, Twelve gunmen attack the Manawan Police Academy in Lahore, Pakistan.

Ten years ago: Britain's Queen Mother Elizabeth died in her sleep at Royal Lodge, Windsor, outside London; she was 101 years old. The United States joined other U.N. Security Council members in adopting a resolution calling on Israel to withdraw its troops from Palestinian cities, including Ramallah, where Yasser Arafat's headquarters was under siege.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush went to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he apologized to troops face to face for shoddy conditions in outpatient housing. The Food and Drug Administration said it had found melamine, a chemical used to make plastics, in samples of Menu Foods pet food, as well as in wheat gluten used as an ingredient in the wet-style products.

One year ago: A top Libyan official, Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, defected to Britain, dealing a blow to leader Moammar Gadhafi. Tilikum, the killer whale that drowned trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010 at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., resumed performing for the first time since the woman's death.

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Today's Birthdays: Game show host Peter Marshall is 86. Actor Richard Dysart is 83. Actor John Astin is 82. Entertainer Rolf Harris (song: "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport") is 82. Actor-director Warren Beatty is 75. Rock musician Graeme Edge (The Moody Blues) is 71. Rock musician Eric Clapton is 67. Actor Justin Deas (TV: "Guiding Light") is 64. Actor Robbie Coltrane is 62. Actor Paul Reiser is 55. Rap artist MC Hammer is 49. Singer Tracy Chapman is 48. Actor Ian Ziering is 48. Singer Celine Dion is 44. Actor Mark Consuelos is 41. Actress Bahar Soomekh is 37. Actress Jessica Cauffiel is 36. Singer Norah Jones is 33. Actress Fiona Gubelmann is 32. Actress Katy Mixon is 31. Country singer Justin Moore is 28.

Other notable birthdays, March 30:
1940, Jerry Lucas, American basketball player
1941, Bob Smith, former American politician
1962, Mark Begich, American Senator from Alaska
1962, Bil Dwyer, American actor
1965, Piers Morgan, British journalist and television personality
1966, Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age)
1968, Donna D'Errico, American actress and model
1981, Jammal Brown, American football player
1982, Jason Dohring, American actor
1982, Mark Hudson, English footballer
1989, Chris Sale, American baseball player

Born on this day, March 30, passed away:
1853, Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (d. 1890)
1902, Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
1902, Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
1913, Frankie Laine, American singer (d. 2007)
1914, Sonny Boy Williamson I, American musician (d. 1948)
1919, McGeorge Bundy, American National Security Advisor (d. 1996)
1935, Willie Galimore, American football player (d. 1964)
1943, Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (d. 1998)
1955, Randy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (d. 2004)
1961, Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)
1967, Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (d. 2008)

Notable deaths, March 30:
1840, Beau Brummell, English celebrity and dandy (b. 1778)
1968, Bobby Driscoll, American actor (b. 1937)
1986, James Cagney, American actor (b. 1899)
1999, Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)
2003, Michael Jeter, American actor, Sister Act 2, The Green Mile and Evening Shade (b. 1952)
2004, Alistair Cooke, English-born journalist (b. 1908)
2006, Red Hickey, American football coach (b. 1917)
2008, Dith Pran, Cambodian photographer, portrayed by the late great Haing S. Ngor in "The Killing Fields" (b. 1942)
2010, Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School, portrayed by Edward James Olmos in the film "Stand and Deliver" (b. 1930)

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Today is Saturday, March 30, the 89th day of 2013. There are 276 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan escaped an attempt on his life outside a Washington D.C. hotel, where he was shot and seriously wounded by John W. Hinckley Jr. Also wounded were White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and District of Columbia police officer Thomas Delahanty.

One year ago: President Barack Obama said he was plowing ahead with potential sanctions against countries that kept buying oil from Iran, including allies of the United States, in a deepening campaign to starve Iran of money for its disputed nuclear program. Anthony Davis became the first Kentucky basketball player and second freshman to be selected The Associated Press' Player of the Year.

Today's Birthdays: Game show host Peter Marshall is 87. Actor Richard Dysart is 84. Actor John Astin is 83. Entertainer Rolf Harris is 83. Actor-director Warren Beatty is 76. Rock musician Graeme Edge (The Moody Blues) is 72. Rock musician Eric Clapton is 68. Actor Justin Deas is 65. Actor Robbie Coltrane is 63. Actor Paul Reiser is 56. Rap artist MC Hammer is 50. Singer Tracy Chapman is 49. Actor Ian Ziering is 49. Singer Celine Dion is 45. Actor Mark Consuelos is 42. Actress Bahar Soomekh is 38. Actress Jessica Cauffiel is 37. Singer Norah Jones is 34. Actress Fiona Gubelmann is 33. Actress Katy Mixon is 32. Actor Jason Dohring is 31. Country singer Justin Moore is 29.

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Today is Sunday, March 30, the 89th day of 2014. There are 276 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously wounded outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by assailant John W. Hinckley Jr. Also wounded in the attack were White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and District of Columbia police officer Thomas Delahanty.

Ten years ago: In a reversal, President George W. Bush agreed to let National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice testify publicly and under oath before an independent panel investigating the 9/11 terrorist attacks. British-born American broadcaster Alistair Cooke died in New York at age 95.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama asserted unprecedented government control over the auto industry, rejecting turnaround plans from General Motors and Chrysler and raising the prospect of controlled bankruptcy for either ailing auto giant. Federal food safety officials warned consumers to stop eating all foods containing pistachios while they figured out the source of a possible salmonella contamination. Gunmen attacked a police academy on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, killing at least 12 people.

One year ago: Kaufman County, Texas, District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found killed in their house two months after one of his assistants, Mark Hasse, was gunned down near their office. (Ex-Justice of the Peace Eric Williams and his wife, Kim, are charged with capital murder.) North Korea warned Seoul the Korean Peninsula was in "a state of war" and threatened to shut down a border factory complex that was the last major symbol of inter-Korean cooperation. The Associated Press became the first international news agency to open a bureau in Myanmar. Phil Ramone, 79, the masterful award-winning engineer, arranger and producer, died in New York.

Today's Birthdays: Game show host Peter Marshall is 88. Actor Richard Dysart is 85. Actor John Astin is 84. Actor-director Warren Beatty is 77. Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas us 74. Rock musician Graeme Edge (The Moody Blues) is 73. Rock musician Eric Clapton is 69. Actor Justin Deas is 66. Actor Robbie Coltrane is 64. Actor Paul Reiser is 57. Rap artist MC Hammer is 51. Singer Tracy Chapman is 50. Actor Ian Ziering is 50. Actress Juliet Landau is 49. TV personality Piers Morgan is 49. Rock drummer Joey Castillo is 48. Singer Celine Dion is 46. Actress/model Donna D'Errico is 46. Actor Mark Consuelos is 43. Actress Bahar Soomekh is 39. Actress Jessica Cauffiel is 38. Singer Norah Jones is 35. Actress Fiona Gubelmann is 34. Actress Katy Mixon is 33. Actor Jason Dohring is 32. Country singer Justin Moore is 30. Actress Tessa Ferrer (TV: "Grey's Anatomy") is 28. NFL player Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks) is 26. MLB pitcher Chris Sale (Chicago White Sox) is 25.

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Today is Monday, March 30, the 89th day of 2015. There are 276 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 30, 1945, during World War II, the Soviet Union invaded Austria with the goal of taking Vienna, which it accomplished two weeks later.

Ten years ago: Under heavy protection, U.S. first lady Laura Bush visited the capital of Afghanistan, where she talked with Afghan women freed from Taliban repression and urged greater rights. The Supreme Court ruled that federal law allowed people 40 and over to file age bias claims over salary and hiring even if employers never intended any harm. Fred Korematsu, who'd challenged the World War II internment policy that sent Japanese-Americans to detention camps, died in Larkspur, Calif., at age 86.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama signed a single measure sealing his health care overhaul and making the government the primary lender to students by cutting banks out of the process. The world's largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, threw together minuscule particles racing at unheard of speeds in conditions simulating those just after the Big Bang. Math teacher Jaime Escalante, who inspired the movie "Stand and Deliver," died in Roseville, Calif., at age 79. Morris Jeppson, a weapons test officer aboard the Enola Gay who helped arm the atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima, died in a Las Vegas hospital at age 87.

One year ago: Four hours of talks in Paris between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a tense East-West deadlock over the crisis in Ukraine. Actress Kate O'Mara, 74, best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," died in southern England. Harry Richard Black, 92, an artist who created the "Mr. Clean" advertising icon, died in Kettering, Ohio.

Today's Birthdays: Game show host Peter Marshall is 89. Actor Richard Dysart is 86. Actor John Astin is 85. Actor-director Warren Beatty is 78. Rock musician Graeme Edge (The Moody Blues) is 74. Rock musician Eric Clapton is 70. Actor Justin Deas is 67. Actor Robbie Coltrane is 65. Actor Paul Reiser is 58. Rap artist MC Hammer is 52. Singer Tracy Chapman is 51. Actor Ian Ziering is 51. TV personality Piers Morgan is 50. Actress Donna D'Errico (TV: "Baywatch") is 47. Singer Celine Dion is 47. Actor Mark Consuelos is 44. Actress Bahar Soomekh is 40. Actress Jessica Cauffiel is 39. Singer Norah Jones is 36. Actress Fiona Gubelmann is 35. Actress Katy Mixon is 34. Actor Jason Dohring is 33. Country singer Justin Moore is 31. Actress Tessa Ferrer is 29. Country singer Thomas Rhett is 25.

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Today is Wednesday, March 30, the 90th day of 2016. There are 276 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously injured outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John W. Hinckley Jr.; also wounded were White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and a District of Columbia police officer, Thomas Delahanty.

Ten years ago: American reporter Jill Carroll, a freelancer for The Christian Science Monitor, was released after 82 days as a hostage in Iraq. A cruise boat capsized off the coast of Bahrain, leaving 58 dead. Major League Baseball began its investigation into alleged steroid use among players.

Five years ago: A top Libyan official, Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, defected to Britain, dealing a blow to leader Moammar Gadhafi. Tilikum, the killer whale that had drowned trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010 at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., resumed performing for the first time since the woman's death.

One year ago: German officials confirmed that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies and received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license; they believed Lubitz deliberately smashed his Airbus A320 into the French Alps, killing 150 people. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in his retrial on corruption charges. Two men dressed as women and driving a stolen SUV ignored officers' orders at the gate to the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland; police fired on the SUV, which then rammed into a police vehicle. One man was killed. Comedy Central announced that Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, would succeed Jon Stewart as host of "The Daily Show."

Today's Birthdays: Game show host Peter Marshall is 90. Actor John Astin is 86. Actor-director Warren Beatty is 79. Rock musician Graeme Edge (The Moody Blues) is 75. Rock musician Eric Clapton is 71. Actor Justin Deas is 68. Actor Robbie Coltrane is 66. Actor Paul Reiser is 59. Rap artist MC Hammer is 53. Singer Tracy Chapman is 52. Actor Ian Ziering is 52. TV personality Piers Morgan is 51. Actress/director/producer Juliet Landau (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) is 51. Actress Donna D'Errico is 48. Singer Celine Dion is 48. Actor Mark Consuelos is 45. Actress Bahar Soomekh is 41. Actress Jessica Cauffiel is 40. Singer Norah Jones is 37. Actress Fiona Gubelmann is 36. Actress Katy Mixon is 35. Actor Jason Dohring is 34. Country singer Justin Moore is 32. Actress Tessa Ferrer is 30. Country singer Thomas Rhett is 26.

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Today is Thursday, March 30, the 89th day of 2017. There are 276 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 30, 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia to purchase the territory of Alaska for $7.2 million (the rough equivalent of $125 million today), a deal ridiculed by critics as "Seward's Folly."

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he personally apologized to troops for shoddy conditions there. The Food and Drug Administration said it had found melamine, a chemical used to make plastics, in samples of Menu Foods pet food, as well as in wheat gluten used as an ingredient in the company's wet-style products.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama said he was plowing ahead with potential sanctions against countries that kept buying oil from Iran, including allies of the United States, in a deepening campaign to starve Tehran of money for its disputed nuclear program. Anthony Davis became the first Kentucky basketball player and second freshman to be selected The Associated Press' Player of the Year.

One year ago: President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 61 drug offenders, including more than a third serving life sentences. A Hennepin County, Minn., prosecutor announced that two Minneapolis police officers involved in the Nov. 2015 fatal shooting of Jamar Clark, a black man, would not face criminal charges, a decision that drew outrage from community members.

Today's Birthdays — March 30: Game show host Peter Marshall is 91. Actor John Astin is 87. Actor-director Warren Beatty is 80. Rock musician Graeme Edge (The Moody Blues) is 76. Rock musician Eric Clapton is 72. Actor Justin Deas is 69. Actor Paul Reiser is 60. Rap artist MC Hammer is 54. Singer Tracy Chapman is 53. Actor Ian Ziering (EYE'-an ZEER'-ing) is 53. TV personality Piers Morgan is 52. Actress Donna D'Errico is 49. Singer Celine Dion is 49. Actor Mark Consuelos is 46. Actress Bahar Soomekh is 42. Actress Jessica Cauffiel is 41. Singer Norah Jones is 38. Actress Fiona Gubelmann is 37. Actress Katy Mixon is 36. Actor Jason Dohring is 35. Country singer Justin Moore is 33. Actress Tessa Ferrer is 31. Country singer Thomas Rhett is 27.

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Today is Good Friday, March 30, the 89th day of 2018. There are 276 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Passover begins at sunset.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously injured outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John W. Hinckley, Jr.; also wounded were White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and a District of Columbia police officer, Thomas Delahanty.

Ten years ago: The U.S. Army said the remains of Sgt. Keith Matthew Maupin (MAW'-pin), captured in Iraq in 2004, had been found and identified. Chinese spectators cheered as Greece handed off the Olympic flame for its journey to Beijing and relay through 20 countries, but protesters brandishing Tibetan flags stole the limelight. President George W.. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Washington's new stadium, Nationals Park; the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, in the first regular-season game played at the park. Cambodian-born journalist Dith Pran, whose story became the subject of the award-winning film "The Killing Fields," died in New Brunswick, New Jersey, at age 65.

Five years ago: Kaufman County, Texas, District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found killed in their house two months after one of his assistants, Mark Hasse, was gunned down near their office. (Ex-Justice of the Peace Eric Williams was later sentenced to death for the murder of Cynthia McLelland while his wife, Kim, received 40 years for her role in the killings.) The Associated Press became the first international news agency to open a bureau in Myanmar. Phil Ramone, 79, the masterful award-winning engineer, arranger and producer, died in New York.

One year ago: A massive fire caused an interstate bridge to collapse during rush hour in Atlanta; no one was hurt. (A homeless man has been charged with arson and criminal damage to property.) North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" in a bid to end a yearlong backlash over transgender rights that had cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments. At Cape Canaveral, SpaceX successfully launched and then retrieved its first recycled rocket. Twitter said it was easing its 140-character limit in replies.

Today's Birthdays — March 30: Game show host Peter Marshall is 92. Actor John Astin is 88. Actor-director Warren Beatty is 81. Rock musician Graeme Edge (The Moody Blues) is 77. Rock musician Eric Clapton is 73. Actor Justin Deas is 70. Actor Paul Reiser is 62. Rap artist MC Hammer is 55. Singer Tracy Chapman is 54. Actor Ian Ziering (EYE'-an ZEER'-ing) is 54.. TV personality Piers Morgan is 53. Rock musician Joey Castillo is 52. Actress Donna D'Errico is 50. Singer Celine Dion is 50. Actor Mark Consuelos is 47. Actress Bahar Soomekh is 43. Actress Jessica Cauffiel is 42. Singer Norah Jones is 39. Actress Fiona Gubelmann is 38. Actress Katy Mixon is 37. Actor Jason Dohring is 36. Country singer Justin Moore is 34. Actress Tessa Ferrer is 32. Country singer Thomas Rhett is 28. Rapper NF is 27.

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