Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 30
This is a list of selected March 30 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 30, 2015 featured article or the March 30, 2015 featured picture.
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|Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day in Trinidad and Tobago||stub|
|1912 – Sultan Abdelhafid signed the Treaty of Fez, making Morocco a French protectorate.||refimprove, short|
|1954 – The Yonge–University–Spadina line, the first subway in Canada and the busiest in Toronto, opened.||outdated|
|1961 – The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, an international treaty aimed against the illicit manufacture and trafficking of narcotic drugs, was signed.||undue weight, outdated|
|2006 – Aboard Soyuz TMA-8, on a mission to the International Space Station, Marcos Pontes became the first Brazilian in space.||Refimprove|
- 1822 – The United States merged East Florida and West Florida to create the Florida Territory.
- 1842 – American physician Crawford Long became the first person to use diethyl ether as an anesthetic in a surgical procedure.
- 1918 – Bolshevik and Dashnak forces suppressed a Muslim revolt in Baku, Azerbaijan, resulting in up to 30,000 deaths.
- 1940 – Second Sino-Japanese War: Wang Jingwei was officially installed by Japan as head of a puppet state in China.
- 1950 – Usmar Ismail began filming Darah dan Doa, formally recognised as the first Indonesian film.
- 1972 – Vietnam War: North Vietnamese forces began the Easter Offensive in an attempt to gain as much territory and destroy as many units of the South Vietnamese Army as possible.
- 1981 – Trying to impress actress Jodie Foster, obsessed fan John Hinckley, Jr. shot and wounded U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three others outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
- 1282 – Sicilians began to rebel against the rule of the Angevin King Charles I of Naples, starting the War of the Sicilian Vespers.
- 1867 – U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward (pictured) negotiated the purchase of Alaska for US$7.2 million from Russia.
- 1899 – A committee of the German Society of Chemistry invited other national scientific organizations to appoint delegates to form the International Committee on Atomic Weights.
- 1964 – Jeopardy!, the popular American game show created by Merv Griffin, made its debut on the NBC television network.
- 2009 – Twelve gunmen attacked the Manawan Police Training School in Lahore, Pakistan, and held it for several hours before security forces could retake it.