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2008Heidi Klum launches her clothing line for Jordache

1863-5/1] Battle of Snyder's Bluff, Virginia (part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War): General Sherman beaten by Confederate forces

1939NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with FDR at opening of NY World's Fair

1962Willie Mays hits 4 HRs

1987NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game

1789George Washington inaugurated as 1st president of the United States of America

1064German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland

1859Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is first published in literary periodical All the Year Round, continues in weekly installments until Nov 26

1961SF Giant Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game

1996US 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

1938Bradman scores 258 Aust v Worcs, 293 mins, 33 fours 1 five

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

1989Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

1973Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open

1616King James I of England leaves Brielle/Vlissingen

1961Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize

1492Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet

1958Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits

April 30th Historical Events
Date Event
311
Roman Emperor Galerius isssues Edict of Toleration, ending persercution of Christians in the Roman Empire 
313
Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule. 
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). 
1064
German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland 
1315
Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon. 
1349
Jewish community at Radolszell, Germany, exterminated 
1396
Crusaders & Earl of Nevers depart from Dijon 
1483
Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moved inside Neptune's orbit until July 23, 1503. 
1492
Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet 
1492
Spain announces it will expels all Jews 
1506
Philip of Burgundy & England sign trade agreement 
1527
England & France sign Treaty of Westminster to end the War of the League of Cognac 
1562
1st French colonists in North America: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida 
1563
Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI 
1598
1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande) 
1616
King James I of England leaves Brielle/Vlissingen 
1650
French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain 
1661
Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa 
1671
Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed. 
1695
William Congreve's "Love for Love" premieres in London 
1722
Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant 
1725
Emperor Charles VI & King Philip IV of Spain sign Treaty of Vienna 
1748
Ceasefire at Aken ends 
1763
Member of Parliament and journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower of London, charged with seditious libel 
1772
John Clais patents 1st scale 
1774
Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee 
1789
George Washington inaugurated as 1st president of the United States of America 
1790
Colonial troops occupy Bonni's marroon village 
1794
The Battle of Boulou is fought, in which French forces defeated the Spanish under General Union. 
1798
US Dept of Navy forms 
1803
US doubles in size through Louisiana Purchase ($15 million) 
1804
Hague's Theater opens 
1808
1st practical typewriter finished by Italian Pellegrini Turri 
1812
(Eastern) Louisiana admitted as 18th US state 
1838
Nicaragua declares independence from Central American federation 
1852
Anton Rubinsteins opera "Dmitri Donskoi" premieres in St Petersburg 
1857
San Jose State University forms 
1859
Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is first published in literary periodical All the Year Round, continues in weekly installments until Nov 26 
1859
Paul Morphy returns from 10-month chess tour of Europe, retires 
1860
Navaho indians attack Fort Defiance (Canby) 
1861
President Lincoln ordered Federal Troops to evacuate Indian Territory (US Civil War) 
1862
Swift Run Gap, WV skirmishes 
1863
-5/1] Battle of Snyder's Bluff, Virginia (part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War): General Sherman beaten by Confederate forces 
1863
Mexican forces attacked the French Foreign Legion in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico. 
1864
Battle of Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas; Gen W R Scurry is killed 
1864
New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee 
1869
Hawaiian YMCA organized 
1871
The Camp Grant Massacre of Apaches in Arizona Territory, perpetrated by white & Mexican adventurers; 144 die 
1885
Boston Pops Orchestra forms 
1887
1st game played at Broad & Huntingdon St Park (Baker Bowl) in Philadelphia; Phillies beat Giants 19-10 
1888
Hail stones kills about 250 in Moradabad district of Delhi 
1889
1st US national holiday, on centennial of Washington's inauguration 
1898
Championship wrestling match at Met turns into a brawl 
1900
165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match 
1900
USA annexes Hawaii 
1900
Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express. 
1902
Debussy's opera "Pelléas et Mélissande" premieres in Paris 
1903
NY Highlanders (Yankees) 1st home game, (Hilltop Park-168th St & Broadway, Manhattan), they beat Wash Senators, 6-2 
1904
Ice cream cone makes its debut 
1905
1st official soccer game between Belgium-Netherlands (1-4) 
1907
Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city. 
1910
Cleve Indian Addie Joss wins 2nd no-hitter beating White Sox 
1911
Portugal approves female suffrage 
1916
Chicago Cubs play 1st game at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) beat Reds 
1918
Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen 
1919
Phillies beat Bkln Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings 
1921
American Professional Football Association reorganizes in Akron 
1921
Pope Benedict XV encyclical "On Dante" 
1922
Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0 
1925
Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity. 
1927
Princess Juliana gets seat in Dutch Council of State 
1928
Cherkess Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1957) 
1929
Earnest Streeruwitz becomes chancellor of Austria 
1934
Austria gets "Austrian facist" constitution 
1935
World Congress for Women's Rights concludes in Istanbul 
1937
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. 
1938
Bradman scores 258 Aust v Worcs, 293 mins, 33 fours 1 five 
1938
The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End. 
1939
New York World's Fair opens 
1939
NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with FDR at opening of NY World's Fair 
1939
Tropicana ballet of Havana, Cuba, forms 
1940
Bkln Dodger Tex Carleton no-hits Cin Reds, 3-0 
1941
Spread of Judaism begins in Croatia 
1942
1st submarine built on Great Lakes launched, (Peto), Manitowoc, Wi 
1943
Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms 
1943
Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry 
1943
Noel Coward's "This Happy Breed" premieres in London 
1944
NY Giant Phil Weintraub gets 11 RBIs 
1944
NY Giant, Mel Ott scores 6 runs in 1 game drawing 5 walks for 4th time 
1945
"Arthur Godfrey Time" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio 
1945
Concentration camp Munchen-Allag freed 
1945
"Lord Haw-Haw" calls for crusade against the bolsheviks 
1945
Red Army occupies Demmin 
1945
Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin 
1945
Russian Army frees Ravensbruck concentration camp 
1945
US troops attack the Elbe 
1946
Cleve Indian Bob Feller's 2nd no-hitter beats NY Yankees, 1-0 
1947
Boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover 
1948
"Inside USA" opens at Century Theater NYC for 339 performances 
1948
Org of American States charter signed at Bogota, Colombia 
1948
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak 
1950
Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA 144-hole Golf Weathervane 
1952
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Stockton Golf Open 
1952
Mr Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television 
1953
Little-Bigger League changes its name to Babe Ruth League 
1954
Darius Milhauds 4th Concert for piano/orch premieres in Haifa 
1955
Element 101, Mendelevium, announced 
1955
Imperial Bank of India nationalized 
1955
Perez Prado's "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" goes #1 for 10 weeks 
1955
West German unions protest for 40-hour work week & more wages 
1958
Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits 
1961
1st shuttle flights between Washington DC, Boston & NYC begin (Eastern) 
1961
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
1961
Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize 
1961
SF Giant Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game 
1962
NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 75,190 m 
1962
Willie Mays hits 4 HRs 
1967
Highest tower to the world finished, 537m (USSR) 
1967
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational 
1967
NY Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins hist 1st game 
1967
Orioles' Stu Miller & Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers 
1968
3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 NY Yankees in a 9 inning game 
1969
Cin Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0 
1969
WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1970
Cubs Billy Williams is 1st NLer to play in 1,000 consecutive games 
1970
US troops invade Cambodia 
1971
25th NBA Championship: Milwaukee beat Balt Bullets in 4 games 
1972
"Arthur Godfrey Time" ends a 27 year run on radio 
1972
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open 
1973
Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al 
1973
Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love" 
1973
Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments 
1974
US President Richard Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings 
1975
Last US helicopter leaves US embassy grounds, Saigon surrenders 
1976
Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1976
Royal Canadian Mint opens a branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba 
1976
Wings release "Silly Love Songs" 
1977
"Party with Comden & Green" closes at Morosco NYC after 92 perfs 
1977
Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore, to become WWF champ 
1977
Ron Cey sets record of 29 RBIs in April 
1978
"Elvis: The Legend Lives!" closes at Palace NYC after 101 perfs 
1978
Janet Coles wins LPGA Natural Light Lady Tara Golf Classic 
1979
Mary Therese Friel, (New York), crowned 28th Miss USA 
1980
"Barnum" opens at St James Theater NYC for 854 performances 
1980
Ronald Harwood's "The Dresser" premieres in London 
1980
Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London 
1980
Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, abdicates; Princess Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard becomes Queen 
1981
"Can-Can" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 5 performances 
1981
16th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell & George Jones 
1982
Alvaro Magana chosen to succeed Jose N Duarte as pres of El Salvador 
1982
Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season 
1982
Iranian offensive in Khusistan 
1983
Bruins 3-Isles 7-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 2-1 lead 
1984
1,700 skiers participate in an alpine event at Are, Sweden 
1984
Strong winds cause a 30 min delay in Toronto Blue Jays game 
1985
Dale Murphy drives in record tying 28th & 29th runs of April 
1985
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1985
Last edition of Brink Daily Mail/Sunday Express in South Africa 
1986
Ashrita Furman peformed 8,341 somersaults over 12 miles 
1986
Mariners strike out 16 times, set record of 36 in 2 consecutive games 
1987
Lou Lamoriello is named NJ Devils President 
1987
NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game 
1988
Baltimore Orioles win record 14th straight from beginning of season 
1988
Largest banana split ever, at 455 miles long, was made in Pennsylvania 
1988
NJ Devils beat Caps 3-2 taking 7th game of Patrick Division final 
1988
NY Knights 1st arena football game beats Cobras 60-52 (10,157 in LA) 
1988
NY Yank Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April-Sets AL & ties ML Rec 
1988
World Exposition, Expo 88 opens in Brisbane Australia 
1989
Critics Siskel & Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show 
1989
Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic 
1989
Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar 
1989
US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup 
1990
As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score 
1990
Seattle's Brian Holman's perfect game broken up with 2 outs in 9th 
1990
US 66th manned space mission STS 31 (Discovery 10) returns from space 
1990
US hostage Frank Reed freed after 4 years in hands of pro-Iranians 
1991
In Bangladesh a cyclone killed over 131,000 & left 9 million homeless 
1992
208th & final episode of Cosby Show on NBC-TV 
1993
The World Wide Web is born at CERN. 
1993
Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom. 
1995
"Blood Brothers" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 839 perfs 
1995
"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 24 perfs 
1995
"Rose Tattoo" opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 80 perfs 
1995
After 120 years the last 15 A & S dept stores close 
1995
Val Skinner wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship 
1996
"Buried Child" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 77 performances 
1996
Dutch/Itallian Beppo-SAX launches from Cape Canaveral 
1996
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Grand Rapids MI on WKLQ 94.5 FM 
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 
1997
"London Assurance" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 72 performances 
1997
42 million watch Ellen DeGeneres admit she is gay 
1997
Atlanta Braves win record 19 games in April 
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 fors increased domestic production of fossil fuels and increased usage of nuclear power to meet America's energy demand 
2002
A referendum in Pakistan overwhelmingly approves the Presidency of Pervez Musharraf for another five years. 
2004
U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison. 
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. 
2008
Heidi Klum launches her clothing line for Jordache 
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 
2013
Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years 
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 
2015
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select QB Jameis Winston as the #1 pick in the 2015 NFL draft. QB Marcus Mariota is selected second by the Tennessee Titans. 
2016
First Zika death in US lived in Puerto Rico 
2016
Apple's stock suffers worst week since 2013 
2017
Joshua wins world titles with 11th-round stoppage of Klitschko 
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