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This Day in History – April 30

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This Day In History1492—Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet.

1789—George Washington inaugurated as first president of the United States of America.
 
1798—US Department of the Navy forms.
 
1803—US doubles in size through Louisiana Purchase ($15 million)
 
1857—San Jose State University forms.
 
1861—President Lincoln ordered Federal Troops to evacuate Indian Territory (US Civil War)
 
1864—New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee.
 
1885—Boston Pops Orchestra forms.
 
1900—Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.
 
1904—Ice cream cone makes its debut.
 
1921—American Professional Football Association reorganizes in Akron.
 
1939—New York World’s Fair opens.
 
1945—“Arthur Godfrey Time” begins a 27 year run on CBS radio.
 
1947—Boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover.
 
1952—Mr. Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television.
 
1955—Perez Prado’s “Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White” goes #1 for 10 weeks.
 
1962—Willie Mays hits 4 home runs.
 
1973—Nixon announces resignation of Halderman, Ehrlichman, et al.
 
1981—16th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell & George Jones winners.
 
1993—The World Wide Web is born at CERN.
 
1997—42 million watch Ellen DeGeneres admit she is gay.
 
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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