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Notable Historical Events for April 30th

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

1961SF Giant Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game

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

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

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

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

1987NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

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

1492Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet

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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)

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

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

1777Carl Friedrich Gauss, world's great mathematician

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

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

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Notable Weddings on April 30th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1945MLB catcher Roy Campanella (23) weds Ruthe Willis

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Notable Deaths on April 30th

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

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

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

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

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