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    • April 30, 0313 Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule.

    • April 30, 0711 Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).

    • April 30, 1006 Brightest supernova in recorded history is observed

    • April 30, 1006 "Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus."

    • April 30, 1483 "Orbital calculations suggest that on this day Pluto moved inside Neptune's orbit until July 23, 1503."

    • April 30, 1492 Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.

    • April 30, 1658 "Montreal Quebec, Marguerite Bourgeoys opens Ville Marie's first school for French and Indian children, in a stone stable"

    • April 30, 1671 "Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed."

    • April 30, 1722 The game of Billiards is mentioned in the New England Courant

    • April 30, 1774 Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee

    • April 30, 1789 George Washington inaugurated as first president of US

    • April 30, 1789 "On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States."

    • April 30, 1794 "The Battle of Boulou is fought, in which French forces defeated the Spanish under General Union."

    • April 30, 1798 Congress establishes Department of the Navy

    • April 30, 1803 "Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling overnight the size of the young nation."

    • April 30, 1803 US doubles in size through the Louisiana Purchase ($15 million)

    • April 30, 1808 The first practical typewriter finished by Italian Pellegrini Turri

    • April 30, 1812 (Eastern) Louisiana admitted as 18th US state

    • April 30, 1812 The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.

    • April 30, 1838 Nicaragua declares independence from Central American federation

    • April 30, 1849 Garibaldi defends Rome against the French.

    • April 30, 1856 "Battle of Rivas, Nicaragua, against North American mercenaries."

    • April 30, 1857 San Jose State University forms

    • April 30, 1859 "Paul Morphy returns from 10-mo chess tour of Europe, retires"

    • April 30, 1863 "Mexican forces attacked the French Foreign Legion in Hacienda Camarn, Mexico."

    • April 30, 1864 "Battle of Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas; Gen W.R. Scurry is killed"

    • April 30, 1869 Hawaiian YMCA organized

    • April 30, 1871 Camp Grant Massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.

    • April 30, 1889 "First US national holiday, on centennial of Washington's inauguration"

    • April 30, 1889 George Washington Bridge linking NYC & NJ opens

    • April 30, 1894 "Coxey's Army reaches Washington, D.C. to protest the unemployment caused by the Panic of 1893."

    • April 30, 1898 Championship wrestling match at the Met turns into a brawl

    • April 30, 1900 165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match

    • April 30, 1900 "Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express."

    • April 30, 1900 "Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor."

    • April 30, 1904 "The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri."

    • April 30, 1912 "Former Examiner A. Bruce Bielaski, Chief Finch's assistant since 1909, was appointed Chief of the BOI (now FBI)."

    • April 30, 1913 Neujmin & Belyavskij discover asteroids #752 Sulamitis & #753 Tiflis

    • April 30, 1915 "Australia's first military pilot, Lieutenant Merz, is killed by Arabs after his Caudron plane is forced down by engine trouble over Mesopotamia during WWI."

    • April 30, 1919 "World War I peace conference grants German concession in Shantung, China, to Japan, whereupon China leaves the conference."

    • April 30, 1920 Peru becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

    • April 30, 1921 "Pope Benedict XV encyclical ""On Dante"""

    • April 30, 1925 "Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for USD $146 million plus $50 million for charity."

    • April 30, 1927 "The Federal Industrial Institute for Women, opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women's federal prison in the United States."

    • April 30, 1928 Cherkess Autonomous Region established in RSFSR (until 1957)

    • April 30, 1930 Radio telephone service begins between Australia and England.

    • April 30, 1932 RCMP absorbs provincial police force of New Brunswick due to near bankruptcy of the province.

    • April 30, 1938 "The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit."

    • April 30, 1938 The first televised FA Cup Final took place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End

    • April 30, 1939 Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to appear on television during the World Fair's opening ceremonies broadcast.

    • April 30, 1939 NBC/RCA first public TV demo with FDR at opening of NY World's Fair

    • April 30, 1939 RCA owned NBC begins regularly scheduled television service from its New York station with the opening ceremonies of the 1939 New York World's Fair broadcast.

    • April 30, 1939 The 1939 New York World's Fair opens.

    • April 30, 1939 "The World's Fair, at a cost of $150 million, opens in New York amid a blaze of fireworks. England's king and queen arrive for the opening. Regular television broadcasting begins from the Fair."

    • April 30, 1941 Atlantic German U-boat torpedoes Canadian passenger ship Nerissa off Ireland; 73 Canadian Army personnel lost.

    • April 30, 1942 "The first submarine built on Great Lakes launched, (Peto), Manitowoc, Wi"

    • April 30, 1942 The Toronto Stock Exchange Index hits wartime low of 84.8 on news of German victories.

    • April 30, 1945 """Arthur Godfrey Time"" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio"

    • April 30, 1945 Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the red flag over the Reichstag building.

    • April 30, 1945 Germany surrenders; end of the Third Reich.

    • April 30, 1945 Munich is captured by Patch's 7th Army unit.

    • April 30, 1947 "In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is officially renamed Hoover Dam again."

    • April 30, 1948 "In Bogot, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established."

    • April 30, 1948 "Org of American States charter signed at Bogot , Colombia"

    • April 30, 1950 Construction starts on $95 million Interprovincial Pipeline to carry oil from Alberta to the Ontario Lakehead.

    • April 30, 1955 "Element 101, Mendelevium, announced"

    • April 30, 1955 "Perez Prado's ""Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White"" goes #1 for 10 weeks"

    • April 30, 1960 Lt. Gen. H.D. Graham leaves the Canadian armed forces; last officer with a World War I ribbon to retire.

    • April 30, 1961 "The first Airline shuttle flights between Wash DC, Boston & NYC begin (Eastern)"

    • April 30, 1962 Willie Mays hits 4 HRs

    • April 30, 1969 Sir Paul Hasluck appointed Australian Governor-General.

    • April 30, 1970 "The first CP coal unit train, comprising 88 cars and carrying more than 9,000 tons of coking coal destined to Japan, arrives at Roberts Bank superport after a 700-mile run from Sparwood, B.C."

    • April 30, 1970 US troops invade Cambodia

    • April 30, 1970 "Vancouver BC, the first computer-controlled CP Rail coal train reaches Roberts Bank from mines in Alberta."

    • April 30, 1973 "Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al"

    • April 30, 1973 Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments

    • April 30, 1974 Agnes (Robertson) Moorehead Emmy Award-winning actresswas died

    • April 30, 1975 Fall of Saigon: Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh.

    • April 30, 1975 Saigon falls to North Vietnamese forces

    • April 30, 1975 US civilian forces evacuate from Vietnam; Saigon surrenders

    • April 30, 1976 "Wings release ""Silly Love Songs"""

    • April 30, 1977 Argentina's Mothers of Plaza de Mayo hold first weekly march to demand return of their disappeared children.

    • April 30, 1980 Accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

    • April 30, 1980 Queen Beatrix of Netherlands ascends to the throne

    • April 30, 1980 Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London

    • April 30, 1981 "John Lauchlan & James Blench; both natives of Seebe, Alberta, reach summit of 7,454.5m Mt. Gangapurna in the Himalayas by a new south face route."

    • April 30, 1982 "Fort McMurray Alberta, Alberta Alsands oil project collapses despite offers of aid from Ottawa and Alberta."

    • April 30, 1983 Number one hit on UK music charts - Spandau Ballet - True

    • April 30, 1984 "1700 skiers participate in an alpine event at Are, Sweden"

    • April 30, 1984 Strong winds cause a 30 min delay in Toronto Blue Jays game

    • April 30, 1986 "Ashrita Furman peformed 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles"

    • April 30, 1986 "In the Michoacan, Mexico region a 7.0 earthquake caused some minor damage (V) in the Mexico City area"

    • April 30, 1987 NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game

    • April 30, 1988 "French-Canadian singer Cline Dion wins the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Ireland in front of 600 million TV-viewers, representing Switzerland with the song ""Ne partez pas sans moi"""

    • April 30, 1988 Number one hit on UK music charts - S'Express - Theme from S'Express

    • April 30, 1988 "World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane Australia"

    • April 30, 1989 Critics Siskel & Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show

    • April 30, 1989 "US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup"

    • April 30, 1991 "A tropical cyclone hits Bangladesh killing an estimated 138,000 people."

    • April 30, 1991 "Cyclone kills 125,000 in Bangladesh"

    • April 30, 1993 "During a tennis match between #1 female tennis player Monica Sele and Magdalena Maleeva, Gnter Parche plunged a steak knife between Sele's shoulderblades. Sele did not return to competitive tennis for over two years."

    • April 30, 1993 The World Wide Web was born at CERN.

    • April 30, 1993 Virgin Radio (then Virgin 1215) launches in the UK at 12:15pm.

    • April 30, 1995 U.S. President Bill Clinton became the first U.S. President to visit Northern Ireland.

    • April 30, 1998 "Secessionist rebels and the Papua New Guinea government sign a permanent ceasefire, ending a nine-year rebellion on the South Pacific island of Bougainville."

    • April 30, 1999 Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the total members to 10.

    • April 30, 2001 The Mitchell Report on the Arab-Israeli conflict is published.

    • April 30, 2002 A referendum in Pakistan overwhelmingly approves the Presidency of Pervez Musharraf for another five years.

    • April 30, 2006 "Trapped miners Brant Webb and Todd Russell at Beaconsfield, Tasmania are found alive after being unaccounted for for five days."







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