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Notable Historical Events for April 30th

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open

1492Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet

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

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

1961SF Giant Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game

1974US President Richard Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

1987NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game

2008Heidi Klum launches her clothing line for Jordache

April 30th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 30th

1959Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

1905John Peters Humphrey, Hampton, New Brunswick, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate (Universal Declaration on Human Rights)

1961Isiah Thomas, Chicago Illinois, NBA forward (Detroit Piston; 1990 NBA playoff MVP)

1777Carl Friedrich Gauss, world's great mathematician

1893Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister (d. 1946)

1959Paul Gross, Calgary Alberta, Canadian actor, director, and writer

April 30th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 30th

1961Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk USSR

1997Actor Max Von Sydow (68) weds filmmaker Catherine Brelet

1989Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) weds nanny Marsha Garces at a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe, California

1945MLB catcher Roy Campanella (23) weds Ruthe Willis

1988Actor Tom Hanks (31) weds actress Rita Wilson (31)

1990Game show host Alex Trebek (49) weds real-estate mogul Jean Currivan (27) at the Regency Club in Los Angeles

1932Cricketer Donald Bradman (23) weds Jessie Martha Menzies at St Paul's Anglican Church in Burwood, Sydney

1998Boyzone singer Ronan Keating (21) weds model Yvonne Connolly at the Caribbean isle of Nevis

1937General Douglas MacArthur (57) marries 2nd wife Jean Faircloth

1994Soccer great Pele (53) weds psychologist Assiria Seixas Lemos (36)

April 30th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 30th

1983Muddy Waters, US blues singer/guitarist (Mad Love), dies at 70

1983George Balanchine, Russian/US ballet composer/choreographer, dies from Creutzfeldt—Jakob disease at 79

1945Adolf Hitler, German Dictator (1936-45), commits suicide at 56

1974Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies of uterine cancer at 73

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