What happened on 30 March?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 30 March, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 30 MARCH

2009 | Twelve gunmen attacked the Manawan Police Academy in Lahore, Pakistan, five trainees, two instructors, and a passer-by were killed.

2002 | A group of masked men stormed two cars through a gate in the courtyard of the synagogue in the La Duchere in Lyon, France, and struck one of the cars in the prayer hall before setting fire to the vehicles and causing extensive damage to the synagogue.

1981 | On this day, U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest outside a hotel in Washington, D.C. By John Hinckley, Jr; three others were injured in the same incident.

1979 | Airey Neave, a British MP, was killed by a car bomb while on his way out of Westminster Palace. The Irish National Liberation Army claimed responsibility.

1961 | The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs was signed in New York City.

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BIRTHDAYS

1942 | Nauruan lawyer and politician, 14th President of Nauru, Ruben Kun, died in 2014.

1998 | Australian rugby league player, Kalyn Ponga.

1989 | American baseball player, Chris Sale.

1982 | Spanish footballer, Javier Portillo.

1930 | American actor, John Astin.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2013 | American poet and academic, Daniel Hoffman, 90.

1940 | Second Baronet Scottish soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland, Sir John Gilmour, 64.

1978 | English cricketer and coach, George Paine, 70.

1967 | American poet and novelist, Jean Toomer, 73.

2005 | Indian author and illustrator, O. V. Vijayan, 75.

SPORTS

2021 | On this day, Mongolia were beaten harshly by Japan in a World Cup Qualifiers match. Japan scored 14- goals.

2007 | “Meet the Robinsons” was released in standard and Disney Digital on March 23 and on this day in the U.S.

AFRICA FACT

The capital city of Angola was founded by the Portuguese in 1575.

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