Today March 30, we bring you a glimpse of happenings on this day in history:
2002- England Queen Mother dies: The Queen Mother died in her sleep at the age of 101 with her surviving daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, at her side. She was affectionately known by the British public as – “Queen Mum”. , with her surviving daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, at her side.
2015- Former General Muhammadu Buhari defeats incumbent Goodluck Jonathan to become the new President of Nigeria; Buhari won by over 2.5 million votes.
2014- Oscar-winning film ‘Frozen’ beats ‘Toy Story 3’ over the weekend to become the highest-earning animated movie in history.
2012 –VISA and MasterCard warn banks that a security breach has compromised over 10 million credit card numbers.
1858 – The first U.S. patent for a combination lead pencil and eraser was issued to Hyman L. Lipman, of Philadelphia, Pa. (No. 19,783). The pencil was made in the usual manner, with one-fourth of its length reserved inside one end to carry a piece of prepared india-rubber, glued in at one edge. Thus cutting one end prepared the lead for writing, while cutting the other end would expose a small piece of India rubber.
1842-Anesthesia was used for the first time in an operation. Anesthesia was first used as such in 1842, (EE.UU) by Crawford Williamson Long, who was a doctor used ether to anesthetize a patient from whom he extracted a small neck tumor. However, this had no widespread impact because Long did not publish his discovery.
1981 – Former American President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by a deranged drifter named John Hinckley Jr.