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Notable Historical Events for April 30th

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

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

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

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

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

2008Heidi Klum launches her clothing line for Jordache

1962Willie Mays hits 4 HRs

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

1961Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize

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Notable Birthdays on April 30th

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

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

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)

1959Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

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Notable Weddings on April 30th

1961Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk USSR

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

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

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

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

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

1945MLB catcher Roy Campanella (23) weds Ruthe Willis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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