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Calendar for April 30th, 2014

Every Year

  • Queen's Day (Netherlands)

  • 1650s

  • 1658: Marguerite Bourgeoys opened the first school in Montreal, Quebec

  • 1770s

  • Born 1770: David Thompson (explorer)

  • 1790s

  • 1798: The United States Department of the Navy was established

  • 1800s

  • 1803: The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the country

  • 1810s

  • 1812: Louisiana was admitted to the Union as the 18th state

  • 1870s

  • Died 1879: Sarah Josepha Hale (first woman magazine editor in the United States, poet)

  • 1880s

  • Born 1888: John Crowe Ransom (poet)

  • 1900s

  • Died 1900: Casey Jones (railroad engineer, died at the throttle, slowing down his crashing Cannonball trying to save passengers' lives)

  • Born 1901: Simon Kuznets (economist)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1926: Cloris Leachman (actress)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1933: Willie Nelson (country singer)

  • 1935: U.S. patent #2,000,000 issued

  • 1939: Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first president to appear on television

  • 1940s

  • Born 1944: Jill Clayburgh (actress)

  • Born 1945: Annie Dillard (author)

  • Died 1945: Adolf Hitler committed suicide

  • 1947: Law passed to have name of Boulder Dam restored to Hoover Dam

  • Born 1948: Perry King (actor)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1961: Isiah Thomas (basketball player)

  • 1970s

  • Died 1974: Agnes Moorehead (actress)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1982: Kirsten Dunst (actress)

  • Died 1983: Muddy Waters (musician)

  • 1990s

  • 1992: The final episode of the family sitcom The Cosby Show aired

  • 1993: Monica Seles was stabbed by a deranged fan of Steffi Graf

  • 2000s

  • Died 2007: Tom Poston (actor)

  • Died 2008: Ling Ling (Japan's oldest giant panda)

  • 2010s

  • 2010: Jeff Feagles of the New York Giants announced his retirement. He played a league record of 352 consecutive games.


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