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What Happened on April 30th This Day in History

Year Name
2014 A bomb blast in ÿrümqi, China kills three people and injures 79 others.
2013 Willem-Alexander is inaugurated as King of the Netherlands following the abdication of Beatrix.
2012 An overloaded ferry capsizes on the Brahmaputra River in India killing at least 103 people.
2009 Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
2009 Seven civilians and the perpetrator are killed and another ten injured at a Queen's Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands in an attempted assassination on Queen Beatrix.
2008 Two skeletal remains found near Yekaterinburg, Russia are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei and Anastasia, two of the children of the last Tsar of Russia, whose entire family was executed at Yekaterinburg by the Bolsheviks.
2004 U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
2000 Canonization of Faustina Kowalska in the presence of 200,000 people and the first Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated worldwide.
1994 Formula One racing driver Roland Ratzenberger is killed in a crash during the qualifying session of the San Marino Grand Prix run at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari outside Imola, Italy.
1993 CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
1982 The Bijon Setu massacre occurs in Calcutta, India.
1980 Beatrix is inaugurated as Queen of the Netherlands following the abdication of Juliana.
1980 The Iranian Embassy siege begins in London.
1975 Fall of Saigon: Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Dương VĿn Minh.
1973 Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that White House Counsel John Dean has been fired and that other top aides, most notably H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, have resigned.
1966 The Church of Satan is formed in The Black House, San Francisco.
1963 The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.
1961 K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
1957 Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery entered into force.
1956 Former Vice President and Democratic Senator Alben Barkley dies during a speech in Virginia.
1948 In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
1947 In Nevada, Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam.
1945 World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for less than 40 hours. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.
1945 World War II: Stalag Luft I prisoner-of-war camp near Barth, Germany is liberated by Soviet soldiers, freeing nearly 9000 American and British airmen.
1943 World War II: The British submarine HMS Seraph surfaces near Huelva to cast adrift a dead man dressed as a courier and carrying false invasion plans.
1939 The 1939-40 New York World's Fair opens.
1939 NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's N.Y. World's Fair opening day ceremonial address.
1938 The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit, an early version of Bugs Bunny.
1937 The Commonwealth of the Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
1927 The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women's federal prison in the United States.
1927 Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
1925 Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Co. for US$146 million plus $50 million for charity.
1905 Albert Einstein completes his doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich.
1904 The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri.
1900 Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
1897 J. J. Thomson of the Cavendish Laboratory announces his discovery of the electron as a subatomic particle, over 1,800 times smaller than a proton (in the atomic nucleus), at a lecture at the Royal Institution in London.
1885 Governor of New York David B. Hill signs legislation creating the Niagara Reservation, New York's first state park, ensuring that Niagara Falls will not be devoted solely to industrial and commercial use.
1871 The Camp Grant massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
1863 A 65-man French Foreign Legion infantry patrol fights a force of nearly 2,000 Mexican soldiers to nearly the last man in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
1838 Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.
1812 The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
1803 Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
1789 On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.
1671 Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
1636 Eighty Years' War: Dutch Republic forces recapture a strategically important fort from Spain after a nine-month siege.
1598 Juan de Oñate begins the conquest of Santa Fe de Nuevo México.
1598 Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots.
1557 Mapuche leader Lautaro is killed by Spanish forces at the Battle of Mataquito in Chile.
1513 Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
1492 Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
1315 Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged at the instigation of Charles, Count of Valois.
642 Chindasuinth is proclaimed king by the Visigothic nobility and bishops.
313 Battle of Tzirallum: Emperor Licinius defeats Maximinus II and unifies the Eastern Roman Empire.
311 The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.
Famous People Born on April 30

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Year Name
1982 Kirsten Dunst, American actress
1934 Don McKenney, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1876 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (d. 1937)
1900 Cecily Lefort, English World War II heroine, spy for the SOE (d. 1945)
1914 Charles Beetham, American middle-distance runner (d. 1997)
1893 Harold Breen, Australian public servant (d. 1966)
1937 Tony Harrison, English poet and playwright
1870 Franz Lehár, Hungarian composer (d. 1948)
1958 Charles Berling, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1981 Justin Vernon, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer
Famous People Deaths On April 30

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Date Name
1956 Alben W. Barkley, American lawyer and politician, 35th Vice President of the United States (b. 1877)
2012 Sicelo Shiceka, South African politician (b. 1966)
1993 Tommy Caton, English footballer (b. 1962)
2013 Shirley Firth, Canadian skier (b. 1953)
2003 Mark Berger, American economist and academic (b. 1955)
1989 Sergio Leone, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2014 Carl E. Moses, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
2011 Dorjee Khandu, Indian politician, 6th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1955)
1891 Joseph Leidy, American paleontologist and author (b. 1823)
1879 Emma Smith, American religious leader (b. 1804)