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Notable Historical Events for April 30th

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

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

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

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

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

1962Willie Mays hits 4 HRs

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

1616King James I of England leaves Brielle/Vlissingen

1989Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar

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Notable Birthdays on April 30th

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

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

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

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

1982Kirsten Dunst, Point Pleasant, New Jersey, American actress (Interview with the Vampire, Spider-Man)

1959Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

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Notable Weddings on April 30th

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

1923Golfer champion Walter Hagen (30) weds Edna Straus at the Hotel Biltmore in New York

1961Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk USSR

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

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

1949Ice hockey goaltender Jacques Plante (20) weds Jacqueline Gagne in Quebec, Canada

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

2008Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey (41) weds actor and rapper Nick Cannon (31) at Bahamian estate on the island of Windermere

1995Country singer Rosanne Cash (39) weds record producer John Leventhal (42)

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

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Notable Deaths on April 30th

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

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

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

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