Måndag den 30:e mars år 2026
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This is week: 14
Day of the year is: 89 of total 365 days.
Historical events this day: (from Wikipedia)
- 1191 - Then Clement III having died three days earlier, Giacinto Bobone Orsini is elected Pope and takes the name Celestine III.
- 1282 - The inhabitants of the Mediterranean island of Sicily revolt against the Neapolitan king Charles I's harsh rule, which goes down in history as Sicilian Vespers (the expression known from the 15th century). The rebellion leads to the Sicilians driving out the Neapolitans and the French, who have jointly ruled the island since 1194. When they get help from the Aragonese king Peter III's troops, however, this leads to the island instead coming under Spanish rule until 1713.
- 1856 - Russia closes peace in Paris with their enemies France, Great Britain and the Ottoman Empire, which formally ends The Crimean War, which has been raging since 1853 (the hostilities have ceased in February). The treaty leads to areas of Balkan Peninsula and around Black Sea de-litirized and have their autonomy recognised. Also Åland in Russian the Grand Duchy of Finland is demilitarized and the Finnish state keeps the archipelago free of military even today (2022), referring to this treaty. However, it does not solve the problems that exist between the states around the sea regarding the different regions in the area and only a few years later the regulations start to be loosened.
- 1867 - At four in the morning, representatives of the United States and Russia sign a treaty, by which The US for 7.2 million dollars buys the colony Russian America (currently Alaska; the sum is equivalent to $1.67 billion in 2006 value). The reason why Russia is selling the area is partly that the Russian state has financial problems, and partly that they fear losing the area to the British through a war, without getting any compensation for it. However, public opinion in the US is negative to the purchase, as the area is considered difficult to access and worthless. This attitude does not change until gold is found in the late 19th century Klondike and a gold rush to Alaska occurs.
- 1945 - The Soviet troops march into the German province of Ostmark (Austria) and capture the capital Vienna. When the war in Europe is over a little more than a month later, Austria and Vienna, as well as Germany and Berlin, are each divided into an occupation zone between the four victorious powers France, the Soviet Union, Great Britain and the United States. In Austria, however, this situation is not permanent as in Germany, but in 1955 Austria regains its full sovereignty.
- 1954 - The first line on Toronto subway opens along Younge Street and this will thus be the first the subway throughout Canada. However, the system is growing rapidly and today (2022), in addition to Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa also have subway systems. During the 2010s, subways are also being built in several other Canadian cities.
- 1964 - The American TV quiz show Jeopardy!, whose unique game idea is that it is the host who gives the answers and the contestants who ask the questions, is being broadcast for the first time on the NBC television channel. Adam Alsing as host.
- 1981 - The American President Ronald Reagan is exposed to a failed assassination attempt, just over two months after taking office. The assassin John Hinckley, Jr. shoots Reagan in the chest, puncturing one of his lungs and injuring three others present, just as the president is leaving the Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC, where he has been giving a speech. Hinckley is immediately arrested and during the trial it is revealed that he committed the act to try to impress the actor Jodie Foster, with whom he has fallen in love. As his mental health is weak, he is released from responsibility for the act and sentenced to forensic psychiatric care. This arouses strong criticism in the United States and leads to several states tightening the requirements in order to be exempted from responsibility for criminal acts.
- 2009 - In Peru, a law is being introduced that employers who force their household staff wearing distinctive work clothes in a public place can be prosecuted for discrimination. However, it is not specified what penalty the crime should receive.
- 2014 - A 43-year-old supporter from Djurgårdens IF is beaten on the terrace steps by the tower The core in Helsingborg, just before an All-Swedish football match against Helsingborg IF. The Djurgård supporter is seriously injured and taken to hospital with head injuries, where he dies in the middle of the match, which leads to the match being called off.
- 2017 – Spacex perform the world's first recycling of a rocket that was in orbit.