What Happened on April 30, 1900

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match
  • Casey Jones dies heroically in a train wreck at Vaughn, Mississippi, while driving Cannonball Express (immortalized in"Ballad of Casey Jones")
  • The "Hawaiian Organic Act" is enacted by US Congress making Hawaii a US territory

Famous Deaths

  • Casey Jones, American railroad engineer, dies at 36 heroically in Cannonball Express train wreck