March 30: today in history (from Wikipedia)
1856 – "The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Crimean War." Hope there isn't another one.
1867 – "Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2-cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward." Yes, because Russia "owned" it, and not the people who lived there.
1870 – "Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction." I wonder how much the rest of America regrets it.
Notable quotes (from BrainyQuote unless otherwise sourced)
"Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well." - Vincent van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890)
"I... call one’s own labor and the equivalent exchange of one’s own labor for the labor of others, the 'economic means' for the satisfaction of needs, while the unrequited appropriation of the labor of others will be called the 'political means.'" - Franz Oppenheimer (March 30, 1864 – September 30, 1943) SOURCE
"I think everybody has their own way of looking at their lives as some kind of pilgrimage. Some people will see their role as a pilgrim in terms of setting up a fine family, or establishing a business inheritance. Everyone's got their own definition." - Eric Clapton (born March 30, 1945)
Song of the Day
Randy VanWarmer (March 30, 1955 – January 12, 2004) would have turned 59 today