On This Day

Historical Events on April 30 (Part 2)

  • 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

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2002 A referendum in Pakistan overwhelmingly approves the Presidency of Pervez Musharraf for another five years

General and 10th President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf
General and 10th President of Pakistan
Pervez Musharraf
  • 2004 U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison

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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

Tsarevich of Russia Alexei Nikolaevich
Tsarevich of Russia
Alexei Nikolaevich

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2008 Heidi Klum launches her clothing line for Jordache

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum
  • 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
  • 2012 Manchester City defeat Manchester United 1-0 in what is claimed to be the biggest match in the English Premier League's history
  • 2013 13 people are killed after a bomb explodes in Damascus

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2013 Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years, following the abdication of his mother, Queen Beatrix

King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander
King of the Netherlands
Willem-Alexander

  • 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
  • 2013 Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna is declared "The First Superstar of Indian cinema" at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards
  • 2014 Masked gunmen and pro-Russian separatists take control of more buildings in eastern Ukraine
  • 2015 NFL Draft: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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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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2018 Superhero film "Avengers: Infinity War" sets new record for an opening weekend earning $250 million in the US, $630 million worldwide

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2018 New species of water beetle from Malaysian Borneo’s Maliau Basin named after actor Leonardo DiCaprio

  • 2018 World's oldest known spider, a female trapdoor, dies after being killed by a wasp sting in Western Australia, aged 43
  • 2018 Coordinated double suicide attack kills 36 in Kabul, Afghanistan, including nine journalists
  • 2018 Etienne Terrus art museum in Elne, France, reveals half of its collection are fakes
  • 2018 Sajid Javid is named UK Home Secretary by Prime Minister Teresa May
  • 2018 Pakistani city of Nawabshah sets global record for an April temperature, recording high of 50.2C

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2019 Japanese Emperor Akihito declares his abdication at a ceremony in Tokyo which officially takes effect the following day

Emperor of Japan Akihito
Emperor of Japan
Akihito
Emperor of Japan Naruhito
Emperor of Japan
Naruhito
  • 2019 New type of dementia identified and named limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (Late) after misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease
  • 2020 Russian Prime Minister Mikhail V. Mishustin says he has coronavirus COVID-19
  • 2020 South Korea reports no new domestic cases of coronavirus COVID-19 for 1st time, their virus cases peaked Feb 29
  • 2020 British Captain Tom Moore, who raised more £30 million for the National Health Service walking in his garden, turns 100 and made an honorary colonel by the Queen

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2020 Eurozone economy shrinks at -3.8% between Jan and Mar 2020, the fastest rate on record with Euro Bank President Christine Lagarde warning the 2nd quarter will be even worse

Lawyer, Politician and International Bureaucrat Christine Lagarde
Lawyer, Politician and International Bureaucrat
Christine Lagarde

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2020 UK PM Boris Johnson says Britain is past the peak of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

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2020 US President Donald Trump claims coronavirus COVID-19 originated in a lab in Wuhan, while the Office of the Director of National Intelligence saying the virus is not manmade

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump