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United States: Admission Day, State of Louisiana
(Commemorates Louisiana's admission as the 18th state: 04/30/1812)
Louisiana U.S. History New York Times
Vietnam: Victory Day
(Commemorates the 1975 surrender of South Vietnam to North Vietnam - observed on Mondays)
Vietnam Vietnam War U.S. Department of State
1662 Mary II, Queen of England) English Political and Social Leaders British Monarchy Greenwich Guide
1867 Burton Mossman (Illinois-born Arizona Ranger) Illinois Social & Political Leaders Arizona Social & Political Leaders Westward Expansion Arizona Rangers History Channel
1893 Joachim von Ribbentrop (German Foreign Minister under the Nazi Regime: 1933-45) German Political and Social Leaders Nazi Germany New York Times
1909 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands Dutch Political and Social Leaders
1946 King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Swedish Political and Social Leaders
1958 Mbhazima Shilowa (South-African Labor and Political Leader) South African Political and Social Leaders Labor South African History
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1825 William McIntosh (Georgia-born Creek Chieftain) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Creek Indians University of Georgia
1945 Eva Braun and Adolph Hitler (Nazi German Dictator and His Wife of 48 Hours) Nazi Germany Adolph Hitler World War II Historic UK History Channel
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1675 An Expedition Leaves Mexico's Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Mission to Convert the Indians of South Central Texas to Christianity Mexico Texas Native American Heritage Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
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
1803 U.S. & France Sign the Treaty Finalizing the Louisiana Purchase France The Louisiana Purchase PBS History Channel Florida Historical Society Minnesota Historical Society
1838 Nicaragua Declares Its Independence from the Central American Federation Nicaragua Organization of American States
1861 Three Potawatomi Indians Meet with President Lincoln Potawatomi Indians President Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
John Archibald Campbell Resigns from the U.S. Supreme Court to Serve the Confederacy as Assistant Secretary of War Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court American Civil War University of Georgia
1863 At Day's Gap, Confederate Forces Begin Four Days of Battles That Will End Union Colonel Abel Steight's Raid Across North Alabama Alabama Steight's Raid National Park Service Alabama State Archives
1864 Fighting in Knee-Deep Water, Union Troops Fend Off Confederate Attacks to Cross the Saline River at Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas Battle at Jenkins Ferry History Channel
President Lincoln Liberates 26 Sioux Indians from Camp McClellan, Iowa Iowa Sioux Indians President Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
President Lincoln Meets with Women's Rights Leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton Elizabeth Cady Stanton President Abraham Lincoln Women Lincoln Logs
1888 Hailstorm Kills 246 in Moradabad, India India Storms Death History Channel
1889 Cecil John Rhodes Applies for a Charter to Establish the British South Africa Company South Africa British Business Leaders Business South African History
1900 Hawaii Is Organized As a U.S. Territory Hawaii United States History New York Times
1917 The Battle of the Boot Ends the British Samarra Offensive Against the Turks North of Baghdad Iraq Turkey Great Britain World War II 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
1945 Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun Commit Suicide in Hitler's Bunker Nazi Germany Adolph Hitler World War II Death Historic UK History Channel
1948 The Organization of American States Holds Its First Meeting in Bogota, Colombia Colombia World Government Organization of American States Cold War History Channel
1973 President Richard Nixon Takes Responsibility for the Watergate Scandal but Denies Any Personal Involvement The Watergate Scandal BBC
1975 South Vietnam Surrenders to North Vietnam: War Ends Vietnam War History Channel New York Times BBC History Link
1980 Terrorists Seize Iranian Embassy in London Iran Great Britain Terrorism Television News Archive
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands Abdicates and Is Succeeded by Her Daughter Beatrix Dutch Poltical and Social Leaders Official Web Site Television News Archive
1982 Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda and South African Prime Minister P.W. Botha Hold Summit Meeting in the African Bush Country P.W. Botha Zambia South African History
1999 Nail Bomb Attack Injures 30 in the Heart of London's Gay Community London, England Terrorism BBC

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