What Happened on April 30

Significant Events

  • 311 Roman Emperor Galerius issues Edict of Toleration, ending persercution of Christians in the Roman Empire
  • 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).
  • 1562 1st French colonists in North America: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida
  • 1789 George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America
  • 1859 Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is first published in literary periodical "All the Year Round" (weekly installments until Nov 26)
  • 2009 Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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Did You Know?

The World Wide Web is born at CERN.

On April 30, 1993

Famous Weddings

  • 1290 Joan of Acre (18), daughter of Edward I marries (1) Gilbert de Clare, Duke of Hertford at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1923 Golfer champion Walter Hagen (30) weds Edna Straus at the Hotel Biltmore in New York
  • 1932 Cricketer Donald Bradman (23) weds Jessie Martha Menzies at St Paul's Anglican Church in Burwood, Sydney
  • 1937 General Douglas MacArthur (57) marries 2nd wife Jean Faircloth
  • 1945 MLB catcher Roy Campanella (23) weds Ruthe Willis
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