On this day.
1814: Britain and its allies entered Paris in triumph against Napoleon Bonaparte. 1842: Ether was used as an anaesthetic for the first time, by American surgeon Dr Crawford Long.
1856: The Crimean War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. 1867: Alaska was bought by America from Russia for 7.2 million dollars - less than two cents an acre. 1964: The seaside resort of Clacton was the scene of pitched battles by gangs of mods and rockers.
1972: The Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act came into force decreeing direct rule from London and prompting the resignation of then prime minister of Northern Ireland Brian Faulkner.
1979: The people of Iran voted overwhelmingly in favour of establishing an Islamic Republic in a two-day referendum. 1981: US president Ronald Reagan was wounded in an assassination bid outside Washington's Hilton Hotel.
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||Mar 30, 2016|
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