30th March 1867 (154 Years)
The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, or about 2 cents per acre.
30th March 1945 (76 Years)
English musician, singer and songwriter, Eric Clapton was born.
30th March 1966 (55 Years)
Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator known for his idealized neo-classical imagery, dies.
30th March 1996 (25 Years)
The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds opens to the public.
31st March 1889 (132 Years)
The official opening of the global cultural icon, the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
31st March 1924 (97 Years)
Founding of Imperial Airways in Britain. The only British commercial long range air transport company.
31st March 1925 (96 Years)
The state artist for the East German regime, Bernhard Heisig, is born.

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