Sunday, April 30, 2017

This is 120th day of the year and 245 days remain in the year.

in history
1803
France sold Louisiana and adjoining lands to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
1812
1939
U.S. commercial television made its official debut at the New York World’s Fair.The signal was transmitted from the Empire State Building.
1945
Adolf Hitler and his newly married mistress Eva Braun committed suicide.
1948
The Organization of American States held its first meeting in Bogotá, Colombia.
1975
The Vietnam War ended with South Vietnam's surrender to North Vietnam.
1991
Over 131,000 were killed and as many as 9 million left homeless when a cyclone struck Bangladesh.
2003
Libya accepted responsibility for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
April 30 Birthdays
Franz Lehár Pronunciation: [fränts le´här]
1870–1948, Hungarian composer of operettas.
Isiah Thomas basketball player
John Crowe Ransom poet and critic
Willie Nelson country singer, songwriter
Saint John Baptist de la Salle educator
Eve Arden actress
Cloris Leachman actress



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