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Notable Historical Events for April 30th

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

1987NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game

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

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

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

1616King James I of England leaves Brielle/Vlissingen

1064German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland

1492Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet

2008Heidi Klum launches her clothing line for Jordache

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open

April 30th Historical Events
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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

April 30th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 30th

1961Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk USSR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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