On This Day in History, April 30

April 30 is Honesty Day. Aching to tell someone something important? Go for it today!

Spare some minutes to learn the following major events of April 30 in history.

  • 1562-1st French colonists in North America: Jean Ribault & colonists arrived in Florida.
  • 1789-George Washington became the first U.S. President.
  • 1859-Charles Dickens’ “A Tale Of Two Cities” was first published in the literary periodical “All the Year Round”.
  • 1869-Work began on the Dams along the Red River, which allowed Union General Nathaniel Banks’ troops to sail over the rapids above Alexandria, Louisiana.
  • 1902-Claude Debussy’s only completed opera “Pelléas et Mélisande” premieres in Paris.
  • 1916-Germany and its World War I allies became the first countries to use daylight saving time.
  • 1930-The Soviet Union proposed a military alliance with France and Great Britain.
  • 1931-The George Washington Bridge, linking New York City and New Jersey was opened.
  • 1932-Australian Test cricket batsman Don Bradman wedded Jessie Martha Menzies at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Burwood, Sydney.
  • 1945-Adolf Hitler died on this day.
  • 1952-Mr Potato Head was the 1st toy advertised on television.
  • 1972-The North Vietnamese launched an invasion of the South.
  • 1975-The fall of Saigon marked the end of the Vietnam War.
  • 1980-Terrorists seized the Iranian Embassy in London.
  • 1985-Israeli actress Gal Gadot was born on this day.
  • 1988-1888 Moradabad hailstorm: hailstones allegedly as big as oranges killed 246 people and some 1600 sheep and cattle in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  • 1993-Tennis ace Monica Seles was stabbed by an obsessed fan.
  • 1993-CERN announced that World Wide Web protocols will remain free.
  • 2009-Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • 2012-Manchester City defeated Manchester United 1-0 in what is claimed to be the biggest match in the English Premier League’s history.

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