Today In History March 30

1980-Oil workers drown in North Sea. A floating apartment for oil workers in the North Sea collapses, killing 123 people, on this day in 1980.

1796– Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, discovers the construction of the heptadecagon

1858 Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia)

2002-Possibly the most popular member of the royal family, the Queen Mother, who is Queen Elizabeth’s mother, was known for her good health, her energy, and the seriousness with which she took her responsibilities. She died in her sleep in England on March 30, 2002. She was 101.

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Compiled by; Omotoye Oluwatosin

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