What happened today in history?
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April 30

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1991  A vicious tornado rips through Bangladesh, killing 125,000 people.

Richard M. Nixon
 President Richard Nixon announces that US troops are being sent to Cambodia.
 (photo credit: NARA)


1945Adolph Hitler commits suicide alongside his wife, Eva Braun, in his Berlin bunker.
1939The New York World's Fair officially opens.
1922Charles Robertson pitches a perfect game as the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0.
1900Hawaii becomes a US territory.
1900Engineer Casey Jones, of the Illinois Central Railroad, dies in a train wreck near Vaughan, Mississippi, after staying at the controls in an effort to protect the passengers.
1883French painter Edouard Manet dies in Paris at age 51.
1812Louisiana becomes the 18th state of the US.
1803The US purchases the Louisiana Territory from France.

George Washington
 George Washington takes office in New York, as the first US president.
 (photo credit: NARA)


Born today:

1982  Kirsten Dunst - actress

1973  Jeff Timmons - R&B singer (98 Degrees)

1972  J.R. Richards - singer (Dishwalla)

1969  Clark Vogeler - rock guitarist (The Toadies)

1967  Turbo B - rapper (Snap)

1961  Isiah Thomas - basketball player, coach

1953  Merrill Osmond - singer (The Osmonds)

1948  Perry King - actor

1944  Richard Schoff - singer (The Sandpipers)

1944  Jill Clayburgh - actress

1943  Bobby Vee - singer

1941  Johnny Farina - guitarist (Santo and Johnny)

1940  Burt Young - actor

1938  Gary Collins - actor

1938  Beatrix - Queen of The Netherlands

1933  Willie Nelson - country singer

1930  Cloris Leachman - actress (Oscar® winner, 1971)

1916  Robert Shaw - conductor

1912  Eve Arden - actress

1910  Al Lewis - actor (The Munsters)

1889  Ellis Wilson - artist


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