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Notable Historical Events for April 30th

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

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

1961Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize

1989Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar

1492Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet

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

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

1987NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game

1616King James I of England leaves Brielle/Vlissingen

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

April 30th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 30th

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)

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

April 30th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 30th

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

1945MLB catcher Roy Campanella (23) weds Ruthe Willis

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

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

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

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

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

April 30th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 30th

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

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

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