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This Day in History – April 30

This Day In History1598 – 1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy – Rio Grande)

1789 – George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America.

1857 – San Jose State University forms.

1864 – New York becomes first state to charge a hunting license fee.

1900 – Casey Jones dies heroically in a train wreck at Vaughn, Mississippi, while driving Cannonball Express (immortalized in “Ballad of Casey Jones”)

1904 – Ice cream cone makes its debut.

1925 – Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc. is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 for charity.

1939 – New York World’s Fair opens.

1942 – 1st submarine built on Great Lakes launched, (Peto), Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

1945 – “Arthur Godfrey Time” begins a 27 year run on CBS radio.

1947 – Boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover.

1955 – Perez Prado’s  “Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White” goes #1 for 10 weeks.

1961 – “Tossin’ and Turnin” single released by Bobby Lewis (Billboard Song of the Year 1961)

1973 – US President Nixon announces the resignation of Halderman, Ehrlichman and others.

1982 – Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season.

1987 – NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game.

1989 – The World Wide Web (WWW) is first launched in the public domain by CERN scientist Tim Berners-Lee.

1996 – US President Clinton approves the sale of $227 million of crude oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve; US gas prices are at their highest levels in 5 years.

2004 – U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.

2009 – Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

2013 – Apple offers the largest bond offering from a private company of $17 Billion.

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