Historical Events on 30th April

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311 - Roman Emperor Galerius isssues 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).
1064 - German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland
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.
1492 - Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet
1492 - Spain announces it will expels all Jews
1506 - Philip of Burgundy & England sign trade agreement
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 VIIIKing 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)
1616 - King James I of England leaves Brielle/Vlissingen
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
King of Great Britain James I and VIKing of Great Britain James I and VI 1772 - John Clais patents 1st scale
1774 - Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee
1789 - George Washington inaugurated as first president of the United States of America
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
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 1857 - San Jose State University forms
1859 - Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is first published in literary periodical All the Year Round, continues in weekly installments until Nov 26
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
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
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 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 - USA annexes Hawaii
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
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.
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1938 - Bradman scores 258 Aust v Worcs, 293 mins, 33 fours 1 five
1938 - The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.
1939 - New York World's Fair opens
1939 - NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with FDR at opening of NY World's Fair
1939 - Tropicana ballet of Havana, Cuba, forms
1940 - Bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cin 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
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 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
Soldiers Raqymzhan Qoshqarbaev and Georgij Bulatov raise the Soviet Union flag on the roof of the Reichstag building in BerlinSoldiers Raqymzhan Qoshqarbaev and Georgij Bulatov raise the Soviet Union flag on the roof of the Reichstag building in Berlin

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
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise SuggsGolfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs 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
1958 - Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits
1961 - 1st shuttle flights between Washington, D.C., Boston & NYC begin (Eastern)
1961 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1961 - Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize
1961 - SF Giant Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB 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 - Cin 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
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 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
1973 - Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"
1973 - Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments
1974 - US President Richard Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings
South Vietnamese civilians scramble to board a CIA helicopter during the evacuation of the US embassy in SaigonSouth Vietnamese civilians scramble to board a CIA helicopter during the evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon
1975 - Last US helicopter leaves US embassy grounds, Saigon surrenders
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 1976 - Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
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 perfs
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 perfs
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
1983 - Bruins 3-Isles 7-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 2-1 lead
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
Ice Hockey Great Mike BossyIce Hockey Great Mike Bossy 1987 - NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game
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
1988 - 33rd Eurovision Song Contest: Celine Dion for Switzerland wins singing "Ne partez pas sans moi" in Dublin
1989 - Critics Siskel & Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show
1989 - Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1989 - Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar
1989 - US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 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 for Ireland wins singing "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" in Dublin
1995 - "Blood Brothers" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 839 perfs
1995 - "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 24 perfs
1995 - "Rose Tattoo" opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 80 perfs
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
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 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
1997 - "London Assurance" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 72 performances
1997 - 42 million watch Ellen DeGeneres admit she is gay
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

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