On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 2009

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Failed attack on the Dutch Royal Family results in 7 deaths and 17 injured
  • The United Kingdom formally ends combat operations in Iraq

Famous Deaths

  • Venetia Burney [Phair], British woman credited with naming Clyde Tombaugh's discovered planet "Pluto" (1930), dies at 90