On This Day: April 30th

This is 121st day of the year and 245 days remain in the year.

in history
France sold Louisiana and adjoining lands to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
U.S. commercial television made its official debut at the New York World’s Fair.The signal was transmitted from the Empire State Building.
Adolf Hitler and his newly married mistress Eva Braun committed suicide.
The Organization of American States held its first meeting in Bogotá, Colombia.
The Vietnam War ended with South Vietnam's surrender to North Vietnam.
Over 131,000 were killed and as many as 9 million left homeless when a cyclone struck Bangladesh.
Libya accepted responsibility for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
April 30 Birthdays
Franz LehárPronunciation: [fränts le´här]
1870–1948, Hungarian composer of operettas.
Isiah Thomasbasketball player
John Crowe Ransompoet and critic
Willie Nelsoncountry singer, songwriter
Saint John Baptist de la Salleeducator
Eve Ardenactress
Cloris Leachmanactress

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