2009 - President Barack Obama asserted unprecedented government control over the auto industry, rejecting GM and Chrysler's restructuring plans and engineering the ouster of GM's chief executive, Rick Wagoner..
1981 - President Reagan is shot and seriously wounded (but not killed) by lone gunman
1964 - TV game show "Jeopardy" premieres on NBC
1870 - Amendment XV to the Constitution, officially takes effect with support from a sufficient number of states, giving African-Americans the right to vote.
1856 - Treaty of Paris is signed, marking the end of the Crimean War
This Day In Business
1971 - Howard Schultz opens up the first ever Starbucks coffee shop in Seattle, Washington.
1987 - Vincent Van Gogh's painting "Sunflowers" is purchased anonymously for almost $36.3 million.
1867 - Russia sells Alaska to U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward for $7.2 Million.
1987 - Keith Smart sinks jumper giving Indiana 74-73 win over Syracuse in NCAA finals.
March 30th Holiday
National Doctor's Day - Honors Doctors and physicians who play an invaluable role in the medical field.
Today's Birthday Trivia
She and Alice Ripley received the first co-nomination in Tony Award history for their performance as Siamese twins in the musical Side Show. Who is she?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
Learn about people born on this day by reading the March 30 Birthday Horoscope.
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