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Born on March 31

1596       René Descartes, French philosopher and scientist.

He was a French philosopher, mathematician and writer who spent most of his life in the Dutch Republic. 223 more words

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1719       Sir John Hawkins, author of the first history of music.

He was an English naval commander and administrator, merchant, navigator, shipbuilder, privateer and slave trader. 116 more words

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1533 – Henry VIII divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.

1814 – The allied European nations against Napoleon marched into Paris.

1822 – Florida became a U.S. 526 more words

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Alaska bought from Russia

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USA bought Alaska from Russia 3/30/1867, being one of the greatest real estate deals – both in space & best price per square mile – of all time.  258 more words

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Today In Charleston History: March 30

 1780 – The Seige of Charlestown.

First action that morning was led by Col. John Laurens’ unit against the advancing British light infantry. After several hours of scattered battle, Lauren’s men retreated back behind the city’s fortifications at dark. 298 more words

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