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Notable Historical Events for April 30th

1961Premier Fidel Castro of Cuba receives Lenin-Peace Prize

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

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

1989Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar

1616King James I of England leaves Brielle/Vlissingen

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

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

2008Heidi Klum launches her clothing line for Jordache

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open

1962Willie Mays hits 4 HRs

April 30th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 30th

1777Carl Friedrich Gauss, world's great mathematician

1959Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

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)

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

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

April 30th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 30th

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

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

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

1961Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk USSR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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