Historical Events on 30th April

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  • 311 Roman Emperor Galerius issues Edict of Toleration, ending persercution of Christians in the Roman Empire
  • 313 Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule.
  • 711 Islamic conquest of Iberia: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).

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1064 German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1315 Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
  • 1349 Jewish community at Radolszell, Germany, exterminated
  • 1396 Crusaders & Earl of Nevers depart from Dijon
  • 1483 Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moved inside Neptune's orbit until July 23, 1503.

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1492 Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1492 Spain announces it will expel all Jews
  • 1506 Philip of Burgundy & England sign trade agreement

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1527 Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France signed the Treaty of Westminster, pledging to combine their forces against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in an attempt to win the War of the League of Cognac

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1562 1st French colonists in North America: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida
  • 1563 Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI
  • 1598 1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)

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1616 King James I of England leaves Brielle/Vlissingen

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1650 French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain
  • 1661 Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa
  • 1671 Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
  • 1695 William Congreve's "Love for Love" premieres in London
  • 1722 Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant
  • 1725 Emperor Charles VI & King Philip IV of Spain sign Treaty of Vienna
  • 1748 Ceasefire at Aken ends
  • 1763 Member of Parliament and journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower of London, charged with seditious libel
  • 1772 John Clais patents 1st scale
  • 1774 Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee

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1789 George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1790 Colonial troops occupy Bonni's marroon village
  • 1794 The Battle of Boulou is fought, in which French forces defeated the Spanish under General Union.
  • 1798 US Department of the Navy forms
  • 1803 US doubles in size through Louisiana Purchase ($15 million)
  • 1804 Hague's Theater opens
  • 1808 1st practical typewriter finished by Italian Pellegrini Turri
  • 1812 (Eastern) Louisiana admitted as 18th US state
  • 1838 Nicaragua declares independence from Central American federation
  • 1852 Anton Rubinsteins opera "Dmitri Donskoi" premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1857 San Jose State University forms

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1859 Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is first published in literary periodical "All the Year Round" (weekly installments until Nov 26)

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1859 Paul Morphy returns from 10-month chess tour of Europe, retires
  • 1860 Navaho indians attack Fort Defiance (Canby)
  • 1861 President Lincoln ordered Federal Troops to evacuate Indian Territory (US Civil War)
  • 1862 Swift Run Gap, WV skirmishes

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1863 -5/1] Battle of Snyder's Bluff, Virginia (part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War): General Sherman beaten by Confederate forces

  • 1863 Mexican forces attacked the French Foreign Legion in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
  • 1864 Battle of Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas; Gen W R Scurry is killed
  • 1864 New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee
  • 1869 Hawaiian YMCA organized
  • 1871 The Camp Grant Massacre of Apaches in Arizona Territory, perpetrated by white & Mexican adventurers; 144 die
  • 1885 Boston Pops Orchestra forms
  • 1887 1st game played at Broad & Huntingdon St Park (Baker Bowl) in Philadelphia; Phillies beat Giants 19-10
  • 1888 Hail stones kills about 250 in Moradabad district of Delhi
  • 1889 1st US national holiday, on centennial of Washington's inauguration
  • 1898 Championship wrestling match at Met turns into a brawl
  • 1900 165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match
  • 1900 Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.
  • 1902 Debussy's opera "Pelléas et Mélissande" premieres in Paris
  • 1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) 1st home game, (Hilltop Park-168th St & Broadway, Manhattan), they beat Wash Senators, 6-2
  • 1904 Ice cream cone makes its debut
  • 1905 1st official soccer game between Belgium-Netherlands (1-4)
  • 1907 Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
  • 1910 Cleve Indian Addie Joss wins 2nd no-hitter beating White Sox
  • 1911 Portugal approves female suffrage
  • 1916 Chicago Cubs play 1st game at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) beat Reds
  • 1916 Germany ratifies bill bringing in Daylight Saving Time - first country in the world
  • 1918 Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen
  • 1919 Phillies beat Bkln Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings
  • 1920 The British Government ends military conscription
  • 1921 American Professional Football Association reorganizes in Akron
  • 1921 Pope Benedict XV encyclical "On Dante"
  • 1922 Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0
  • 1925 Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
  • 1927 Princess Juliana gets seat in Dutch Council of State
  • 1928 Cherkess Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1957)
  • 1929 Earnest Streeruwitz becomes chancellor of Austria
  • 1934 Austria gets "Austrian facist" constitution
  • 1935 World Congress for Women's Rights concludes in Istanbul
  • 1937 The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.

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1938 Bradman scores 258 Aust v Worcs, 293 mins, 33 fours 1 five

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1938 The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.
  • 1939 New York World's Fair opens

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1939 NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with FDR at opening of NY World's Fair

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1939 Tropicana ballet of Havana, Cuba, forms
  • 1940 Bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 3-0
  • 1941 Spread of Judaism begins in Croatia
  • 1942 1st submarine built on Great Lakes launched, (Peto), Manitowoc, Wi
  • 1943 Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms
  • 1943 Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry
  • 1943 Noel Coward's "This Happy Breed" premieres in London
  • 1944 NY Giant Phil Weintraub gets 11 RBIs
  • 1944 NY Giant, Mel Ott scores 6 runs in 1 game drawing 5 walks for 4th time
  • 1945 "Arthur Godfrey Time" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio
  • 1945 Concentration camp Munchen-Allag freed
  • 1945 Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) calls for crusade against the Bolsheviks
  • 1945 Red Army occupies Demmin

Victory in battleRaising a Flag over the Reichstag

1945 Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin

  • 1945 Russian Army frees Ravensbruck concentration camp
  • 1945 US troops attack the Elbe
  • 1946 Cleve Indian Bob Feller's 2nd no-hitter beats NY Yankees, 1-0
  • 1947 Boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover
  • 1948 "Inside USA" opens at Century Theater NYC for 339 performances
  • 1948 Org of American States charter signed at Bogota, Colombia
  • 1948 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA 144-hole Golf Weathervane
  • 1952 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Stockton Golf Open
  • 1952 Mr Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television
  • 1953 Little-Bigger League changes its name to Babe Ruth League
  • 1954 Darius Milhauds 4th Concert for piano/orch premieres in Haifa
  • 1955 Element atomic number 101, Mendelevium, announced
  • 1955 Imperial Bank of India nationalized
  • 1955 Perez Prado's "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" goes #1 for 10 weeks
  • 1955 West German unions protest for 40-hour work week & higher wages

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1958 Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1961 1st shuttle flights between Washington, D.C., Boston & NYC begin (Eastern)
  • 1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

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1961 Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

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1961 SF Giant Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 75,190 m
  • 1962 Willie Mays hits 4 HRs
  • 1966 Anton LaVey founds the Church of Satan in San Francisco, California
  • 1967 Highest tower to the world finished, 537m (USSR)
  • 1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
  • 1967 NY Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins hist 1st game
  • 1967 Orioles' Stu Miller & Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers
  • 1968 3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 NY Yankees in a 9 inning game
  • 1969 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0
  • 1969 WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Cubs Billy Williams is 1st NLer to play in 1,000 consecutive games
  • 1970 US troops invade Cambodia
  • 1971 25th NBA Championship: Milwaukee beat Balt Bullets in 4 games
  • 1972 "Arthur Godfrey Time" ends a 27 year run on radio
  • 1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open
  • 1973 President Nixon announces the resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al

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1973 Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 1973 Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments

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1974 US President Richard Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Victory in battleThe Fall of Saigon

1975 Last US helicopter leaves US embassy grounds, Saigon surrenders

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1976 Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1976 Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1976 Wings release "Silly Love Songs"
  • 1977 "Party with Comden & Green" closes at Morosco NYC after 92 performances
  • 1977 Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore, to become WWF champ
  • 1977 Ron Cey sets record of 29 RBIs in April
  • 1978 "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" closes at Palace NYC after 101 performances
  • 1978 Janet Coles wins LPGA Natural Light Lady Tara Golf Classic
  • 1979 Mary Therese Friel, (New York), crowned 28th Miss USA
  • 1980 "Barnum" opens at St James Theater NYC for 854 performances
  • 1980 Ronald Harwood's "The Dresser" premieres in London
  • 1980 Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
  • 1980 Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, abdicates; Princess Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard becomes Queen
  • 1981 "Can-Can" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1981 16th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell and George Jones win
  • 1982 Alvaro Magana chosen to succeed Jose N Duarte as pres of El Salvador
  • 1982 Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season
  • 1982 Iranian offensive in Khusistan
  • 1984 1,700 skiers participate in an alpine event at Are, Sweden
  • 1984 Strong winds cause a 30 min delay in Toronto Blue Jays game
  • 1985 Dale Murphy drives in record tying 28th & 29th runs of April
  • 1985 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1985 Last edition of Brink Daily Mail/Sunday Express in South Africa
  • 1985 1985 NFL Draft: Bruce Smith from Virginia Tech first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1986 Ashrita Furman peformed 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles
  • 1986 Mariners strike out 16 times, set record of 36 in 2 consecutive games
  • 1987 Lou Lamoriello is named NJ Devils President

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1987 NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1988 Baltimore Orioles win record 14th straight from beginning of season
  • 1988 Largest banana split ever, at 455 miles long, was made in Pennsylvania
  • 1988 NJ Devils beat Caps 3-2 taking 7th game of Patrick Division final
  • 1988 NY Knights 1st arena football game beats Cobras 60-52 (10,157 in LA)
  • 1988 NY Yank Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April-Sets AL & ties ML Rec
  • 1988 World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane Australia

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1988 33rd Eurovision Song Contest: Celine Dion for Switzerland wins singing "Ne partez pas sans moi" in Dublin

Singer Celine Dion
Singer
Celine Dion
  • 1989 Critics Siskel & Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show
  • 1989 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

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1989 Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1989 US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1990 As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score
  • 1990 Seattle's Brian Holman's perfect game broken up with 2 outs in 9th
  • 1990 US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) returns from space
  • 1990 US hostage Frank Reed freed after 4 years in hands of pro-Iranians
  • 1991 In Bangladesh a cyclone killed over 131,000 & left 9 million homeless
  • 1992 208th & final episode of Cosby Show on NBC-TV
  • 1993 The World Wide Web is born at CERN.
  • 1993 Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.
  • 1994 39th Eurovision Song Contest: Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan for Ireland wins singing "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" in Dublin
  • 1995 "Blood Brothers" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 839 performances
  • 1995 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 1995 "Rose Tattoo" opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 1995 After 120 years the last 15 A & S dept stores close
  • 1995 Val Skinner wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship
  • 1996 "Buried Child" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 1996 Dutch/Itallian Beppo-SAX launches from Cape Canaveral
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Grand Rapids MI on WKLQ 94.5 FM

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1996 US President Clinton approves the sale of $227 million of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve; US gas prices are at their highest levels in 5 years

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1997 "London Assurance" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 72 performances

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1997 42 million watch Ellen DeGeneres admit she is gay

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • 1997 Atlanta Braves win record 19 games in April
  • 1997 Big Ben stops at 12:11 PM for 54 minutes
  • 1997 President Clinton's daughter Chelsea chooses to attend Stanford College
  • 1997 Tajik Prest Imomali Rakhmonov wounded in assassination attempt
  • 1997 Tino Martinez hits record 34 RBIs in April