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Notable Historical Events for April 30th

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

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

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

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

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

1616King James I of England leaves Brielle/Vlissingen

2008Heidi Klum launches her clothing line for Jordache

1962Willie Mays hits 4 HRs

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

1492Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet

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Notable Birthdays on April 30th

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

1959Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

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

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

1777Carl Friedrich Gauss, world's great mathematician

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

April 30th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 30th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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