March 30

This Day in History

1975

Conductor Stabs Self With Baton, Continues Performance

On this day in 1975, Uruguayan master conductor Jose Serebrier accidentally stabbed himself in the hand with a baton mid-concert, then continued his performance without missing a beat. Born in … (more...)

1840

Trend-Setting Dandy Beau Brummel Dies

On this day in 1840, Beau Brummell—one of the most excessively proud and vainglorious figures in British history—died. For two decades, towards the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th cen … (more...)

1814

Allies capture Paris

European forces allied against Napoleonic France march triumphantly into Paris, formally ending a decade of French domination on the continent. Napoleon, one of the greatest military strategists in … (more...)