Today in history

April 30, 1976 Wings release “Silly Love Songs”
April 30, 1975 Last U.S. helicopter leaves U.S. embassy grounds, Saigon surrenders
April 30, 1974 President Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings
April 30, 1973 Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al
April 30, 1962 Willie Mays hits 4 HRs
April 30, 1961 1st shuttle flights between Washington D.C., Boston and New York City begin (Eastern) 
April 30, 1911 Portugal approves woman suffrage
April 30, 1905 1st official soccer game between Belgium-Netherlands (1-4)
April 30, 1904 Ice cream cone makes its debut
April 30, 1900 U.S. annexes Hawaii
April 30, 1889 George Washington Bridge linking New York City and New Jersey opens
April 30, 1888 Hail stones kills about 250 in Moradabad district of Delhi
April 30, 1885 Boston Pops Orchestra forms
April 30, 1812 Eastern Louisiana admitted as 18th U.S. state
April 30, 1808 1st practical typewriter finished by Italian Pellegrini Turri
April 30, 1803 U.S. doubles in size through Louisiana Purchase
April 30, 1798 Department of Navy forms
April 30, 1789 George Washington inaugurated as 1st president of US
April 30, 1772 John Clais patents 1st scale
April 30, 1725 Emperor Charles VI and King Philip IV of Spain sign Treaty of Vienna
April 30, 1598 1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)
April 30, 1562 1st French colonists in US: Jean Ribaut and Hugenots at Parris Is NC
April 30, 1527 England and France sign treaty of Westminster
April 30, 1492 Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet
April 30, 311 Emperor Galerius legal recognizes Christians in the Roman Empire.

About robertstevenson

Dr. Robert Stevenson is a Professor of Journalism and Director of Student Publications for the Department of Mass Communications and Theater at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He received the Distinguished Faculty of the Year award for 2007-'08, and the Lander University Young Faculty Scholar Award in 2005-06. Stevenson also serves as chair of the Lander University American Democracy Project. First and Formost I am a dad of two wonderful boys.
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1 Response to Today in history

  1. Pam says:

    Ah, 1976…32 years ago. When I clearly remember 32 years ago, I know I’m old!

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