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Notable Historical Events for April 30th

1492Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet

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

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

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

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

1989Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar

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

2008Heidi Klum launches her clothing line for Jordache

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

1962Willie Mays hits 4 HRs

April 30th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 30th

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

1959Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

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

1777Carl Friedrich Gauss, world's great mathematician

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

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

April 30th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 30th

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

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

1945MLB catcher Roy Campanella (23) weds Ruthe Willis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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