30 March 2021: This day in history

240: BC 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet

1856: Russia signs the Treaty of Paris, ending the Crimean War

1867: Alaska Purchase: US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 ($109 million in 2018), roughly 2 cents an acre

1870: 15th Amendment to the US constitution is adopted, guarantees right to vote regardless of race

1959: Dalai Lama flees China and is granted political asylum in India

1972: Northern Ireland’s Government and Parliament dissolved by the British Government and ‘direct rule’ from Westminster is introduced

Source: Onthisday.com

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