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April 30 Historical Events

The following events took place on April 30. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 60 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 311
    The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.
  • 313
    Battle of Tzirallum: Emperor Licinius defeats Maximinus II and unifies the Eastern Roman Empire.
  • 642
    Chindasuinth is proclaimed king by the Visigothic nobility and bishops.
  • 1315
    Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
  • 1492
    Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
  • 1513
    Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
  • 1557
    Mapuche leader Lautaro is killed by Spanish forces at the Battle of Mataquito in Chile.
  • 1598
    Juan de Oñate makes a formal declaration of his Conquest of New Mexico.
  • 1636
    Eighty Years’ War: Dutch Republic forces recapture a strategically important fort from Spain after a nine-month siege.
  • 1671
    Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
  • 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 the United States.
  • 1803
    Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
  • 1812
    The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
  • 1838
    Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.
  • 1863
    A 65-man French Foreign Legion infantry patrol fights a force of nearly 2,000 Mexican soldiers to nearly the last man in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
  • 1871
    The Camp Grant massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
  • 1885
    Governor of New York David B. Hill signs legislation creating the Niagara Reservation, New York’s first state park, ensuring that Niagara Falls will not be devoted solely to industrial and commercial use.
  • 1894
    Coxey’s Army reaches Washington, D.C. to protest the unemployment caused by the Panic of 1893.
  • 1900
    Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
  • 1900
    Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughan, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.
  • 1904
    The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World’s Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1907
    Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
  • 1920
    Peru becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1925
    Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Co. for US$146 million plus $50 million for charity.
  • 1927
    The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women’s federal prison in the United States.
  • 1927
    Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
  • 1937
    The Commonwealth of the Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
  • 1938
    The animated cartoon short Porky’s Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).
  • 1938
    The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.
  • 1939
    The 1939-40 New York World’s Fair opens.

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