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APRIL 30

1770 David Thompson (English Explorer of Western Canada) English Explorers Canada North American Explorers
1867 Burton Mossman (Illinois-born Arizona Ranger) Illinois Social & Political Leaders Arizona Social & Political Leaders Westward Expansion Arizona Rangers History Channel
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1598 Mexican Frontiersman, Juan de Oņate, Reaches the Rio Grande River After Days Without Water in the Chihuahua, Mexico Badlands Mexican Explorers New Mexico North American Explorers Hispanic Heritage New Mexcio Magazine
1789 In New York's Federal Hall, George Washington Inaugurated as the First President of the United States Federal Hall First Inauguration The American Presidency Historic Firsts Writer's Almanac Library of Congress History Channel
1856 The First Convention of the California Republican Party Is Held in Sacramento Sacramento, California California Republican Party Historic Firsts Learn Califronia
1864 In Delaware, the First Horse-Drawn Streetcars Run on the Tracks of the Wilmington City Railway Wilmington, Delaware Transportation Horses Historic Firsts STate of Delaware
1901 In Minnesota, Charles Joy Makes the First Automobile Ascent of St. Paul's Selby Hill at a Speed of 8-10 mph St. Paul, Minnesota Automotives Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Association
1921 Michigan Daredevil, Annie Edson Taylor, Is the First Person to Survive a Ride over Canada's Niagara Falls in a Barrel Niagara Falls Historic Firsts Notorious Americans Bay Journal Niagara Falls Public Library State of Michigan
1927 First U.S. Federal Prison for Women Opens in Alderson, West Virginia Alderson, West Virginia Women Prisons Historic Firsts Official Web Site History Channel
1939 Franklin Roosevelt Makes the First Televised Presidential Address at the New York World's Fair President Franklin Roosevelt American Presidency Television Historic Firsts MZTV Museum of Television
1948 The Land Rover Is Introduced at the Amsterdam Auto Show The Netherlands Land Rover Historic Firsts History Channel

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