March 30th celebrates Pencil Day and Take A Walk In The Park Day.
We made it to day 89 of the year and there’s 275 days left to go until we reach the new year.
March isn’t quite over yet, but fear not as you are about to read about some of the most interesting events that happened on this day throughout history.
Did you know that on this day in 1870, the US adopted the 15th amendment, guaranteeing citizens the right to vote? This news was met with widespread celebrations.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about March 30th in history!
What memorable events happened on March 30 in history? Keep reading to find out!
North Carolina repealed its controversial bathroom law that restricted transgender use.
An orbital-class rocket was successfully reused for the first time.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 was used to carry a satellite into near-Earth orbit. What was particularly astounding about this otherwise routine flight was that it re-used the first-stage booster from a previous Falcon 9 flight. The booster is the most expensive part of a Falcon 9, so being able to reuse this was a huge milestone in the history of spaceflight.
A police detective offered to split a lottery ticket with his regular waitress at a pizzeria in Yonkers, NY. She ended up with a $3 million tip!
Robert Cunningham initially made the offer as a joke, but the waitress played along, and they each picked three numbers. The following weekend Cunningham entered with the winning ticket of a $6 million jackpot.
Riots broke out in Iceland when the Icelandic parliament decided to join NATO.
What initially started as a peaceful protest quickly turned violent, and the Icelandic police were forced to use tear gas to disperse the unruly mob. Iceland proceeded to join NATO anyway, an act that brought Iceland into the Cold War.
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Unfortunately, March 30th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Bill Withers was an American singer born on July 4, 1938. He died on this day in 2020, at age 81 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mar 30, 2020 (Age 81)
Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on Mar 30th throughout history.
The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.
Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.
Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.
Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.
National Take A Walk In The Park Day
There are few better things for your mental health than getting outside and enjoying some fresh air. Take A Walk In The Park Day is the perfect day to take a break from it all, and unwind for a while. So head to the greenest space near you and take a stroll; you might find you enjoy it!
National Pencil Day
Sure, pens are cool and all, but pencils are truly where it’s at. There are pencils of every color of the rainbow and lead pencils in every shade imaginable. You can even make watercolors with some types of pencils! So pick up your favorite pencil today and get drawing!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
In the 1980s, Pringles founder, Fredric Baur, requested to be buried in a Pringles can. His children honored the request.
Birthday & Zodiac
If you were born on March 30th, your zodiac sign is Aries.
Aries is the first sign in the zodiac and is represented by the ram. Much like the ram, Arians often dive headfirst into whatever they feel passionate about.
All those born in the month of March have the Aquamarine birthstone. The Aquamarine gem symbolizes rebirth and purity. Its name comes from a Latin word that means “seawater.”
If you were born on this day, it’s likely that you were conceived on July 7 in the previous year.
A baby conceived on this day will likely be due around December 21, 2023.