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Columbus, Louisiana Territory and Bugs Bunny

On April 30 in

 

1789, On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of ther United States;

 

1975, Communist forces gain control of Saigon.  The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh;

 

1927, Doughlas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood; 

 

1993, CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free;

 

1492, Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration;

 

1803, The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation; and in

 

1938, the animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny). 

Joan of Arc and goodbye Oldsmobile

1862, New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut;

 

1945, the German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies;

 

1967, after refusing induction into the U.S. Army the day before (citing religious reasons) Muhammed Ali is stripped of his boxing title;

 

2004, Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production;

 

1945, the Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops;

 

1916, Easter Rising:  Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin; and in

 

1429, Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.

 

Yellow fever, French Revolutionary War and orbiting the earth

 

1792, France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War;

 

1253, Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for the very first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nichiren Buddhism;

 

1930, The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas;

 

2001, Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist;

 

1986, high levels of radiation as a result of the Chernobyl Nuclear  accident are detected at a nuclear power plant in Sweden;

 

1869, Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched; and in

 

1932, a vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans. 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln, Magellan and Music for the Royal Fireworks

 

1667, The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for 10 pounds;

 

1861, American President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus;

 

1945 World War II:  Benito Mussolini is arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, while attempting escape disguised as a German soldier;

 

1974, 10,000 march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of U.S. President Richard Nixon;

 

1865, The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state's land grant institution;

 

1749, First performance of George Friderick Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks in Greek Park, London;

 

1521, Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu; and in 

 

1981, Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse. 

 

 

 

 

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