Lost and Found – March 30th Edition

What to remember about March 30th…

  • 1822  United States merges East Florida with West Florida to create the Florida Territory; William Pope Duval becomes 1st governor
  • 1867  United States Secretary of State William H. Seward concludes purchase of Alaska from Russia for roughly 2 cents per acre or $7.2 million
  • 1870  Texas readmitted to the Union following the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • 1944  Britain dispatches 795 aircraft for bombing run on Nuremberg; 95 planes downed are the single greatest loss for Bomber Command in the war
  • 1972  North Vietnamese forces move South across the DMZ beginning the Easter Offensive
  • 1981  President Ronald Reagan is shot outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; 2 others wounded
  • 1982  Space Shuttle Columbia lands after 8-day mission STS-3; 1st and only shuttle landing at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico

hinkley assassination attempt on ronald reagan

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