On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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 and Sunday Express in South Africa
  • 1986 Ashrita Furman performs 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles
  • 1986 Mariners strike out 16 times, set record of 36 in 2 consecutive games
  • 1988 The then largest banana split ever, at 4.5 miles long, is made along Market Street in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
  • 1988 NY Knights 1st arena football game beats Cobras 60-52 (10,157 in LA)
  • 1988 World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane Australia

BeatificationBeatification

1989 Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

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1989 World Wide Web (WWW) is first launched in the public domain by CERN scientist Tim Berners-Lee

Computer Scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer Scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • 1990 Seattle's Brian Holman's perfect game broken up with 2 outs in 9th
  • 1990 US hostage Frank Reed freed after 4 years in hands of pro-Iranians
  • 1993 The World Wide Web source code is released by CERN, making the software freely available to all
  • 1993 Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.

  • 1995 After 120 years the last 15 A & S department 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

Electoral defeatImportant Vote

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
  • 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

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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
  • 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
  • 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 COVID-19
  • 2020 South Korea reports no new domestic cases of 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 COVID-19 outbreak

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

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2020 US President Donald Trump claims 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
  • 2021 Australia announces a ban on citizens returning from India, stranding 8,000 people, and making it a criminal offence to return, amid India's COVID-19 crisis - first democratic country to do so
  • 2021 45 killed and 150 injured in a crush of people at the Israeli Lag B'Omer festival at Mount Meron

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