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30 AD
Possible date of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

912 AD
Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Saint Gall, musician, author, and poet Notker, also called Notker I, Notker the Poet or Notker of Saint Gall, born.

Johann Sebastian Bach's St John Passion BWV 245 premireres during Good Friday Vespers at the St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig.

Poet William Wordsworth born in Cockermouth, England.

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven premieres his Third Symphony at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral born in Vicuña, Chile.


Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Indian-American sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar born in Varanasi, India.

Author Donald Barthelme (Sixty Stories) born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

American theorist Daniel Ellsberg born in Chicago, Illinois.
As a military analyst for the RAND Corporation in the 60's, he released the Pentagon Papers which revealed the government decision making during the Vietnam war.

The Prohibition of beer is repealed eight months before the ratification of the 21st amendment.
(Now celebrated as National Beer Day.

Film director Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather) born in Detroit, Michigan.

The Broadway musical South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein opens on Broadway.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower suggests the fall of French Indochina to the communists could create a 'domino' effect in Southeast Asia.

Birthday of the Internet.
This date is the first memo called Request for Comments which are documents about new research, innovations, or methods that apply to the Internet.

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