The Daily News | March 30

Principal photography concluded on “Dr. No”, 1962
James F. Cagney, actor, died, 1986
President Ronald Reagan shot by John Hinckley Jr, 1981
“Forbidden Planet” opened, 1956
Ether first used as anaesthetic (Dr. Crawford W. Long), 1842
P.J. Melotte, astronomer, died, 1961
Edmund Clerihew Bentley, creator of Philip Trent, died, 1956
John Ciardi, US poet and critic, died, 1986
First passenger ship circumnavigated the world (Laconia), 1923
Da Nang fell to North Vietnamese forces, 1975
George Bryan “Beau” Brummell, British fashion plate, died, 1840
Construction began on the Knoxville Road, 1791
Abigail Powers Fillmore, first wife of Millard Fillmore, died, 1853
Pencil with eraser patented (H.L. Lipman), 1858
First double-deck bridge opened to traffic (Queensboro Bridge, NY), 1909
US purchased Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million), 1867
15th Amendment to the US Constitution (giving blacks the right to vote) became law, 1870
Larry Bird scored 53 points vs. Indiana Pacers, 1983