On This Day in History for April 30 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 150 of 150

  • 1977 Ron Cey sets record of 29 RBIs in April
  • 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
  • 1982 Alvaro Magana chosen to succeed Jose N Duarte as President of El Salvador
  • 1982 Iranian offensive in Khusistan
  • 1984 1,700 skiers participate in an alpine event at Are, Sweden
  • 1985 Dale Murphy drives in record tying 28th & 29th runs of April
  • 1985 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1985 Last edition of Brink Daily Mail/Sunday Express in South Africa
  • 1986 Ashrita Furman peformed 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles
  • 1986 Mariners strike out 16 times, set record of 36 in 2 consecutive games
  • 1988 Largest banana split ever, at 455 miles long, was made in Pennsylvania
  • 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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1989 Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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
  • 1993 The World Wide Web is born at CERN.
  • 1993 Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.
  • 1995 After 120 years the last 15 A & S dept stores close
  • 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 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
  • 1999 Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the total members to 10.
  • 2001 The Mitchell Report on the Arab-Israeli conflict is published.
  • 2001 US Vice President Cheney calls for increased domestic production of fossil fuels and increased usage of nuclear power to meet America's energy demand
  • 2002 A referendum in Pakistan overwhelmingly approves the Presidency of Pervez Musharraf for another five years.
  • 2004 U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
  • 2008 Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia, were confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters.
  • 2009 Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • 2009 Failed attack on the Dutch Royal Family results in 7 deaths and 17 injured.
  • 2009 The United Kingdom formally ends combat operations in Iraq.
  • 2012 The unfinished One World Trade Center overtakes the Empire State building to become the tallest building in New York
  • 2012 Spain's economy double dips after a 0.3% contraction and 25% unemployment rate
  • 2012 Overloaded ferry in the Brahmaputra River, India, killing 103 people
  • 2013 13 people are killed after a bomb explodes in Damascus
  • 2013 Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years
  • 2013 Apple offers the largest bond offering from a private company of 17 Billion
  • 2013 Hannah Warren, who was born without a trachea, at 2, becomes the youngest patient to receive a stem cell bioengineered organ
  • 2014 Masked gunmen and pro-Russian separatists take control of more buildings in eastern Ukraine

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2015 US senator Bernie Sanders announces he will seek the Democratic Party's nomination for President

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 2015 MESSENGER spacecraft is intentionally deorbited and destroyed

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