Daily Calendar for Wednesday, April 30, 2025


  • David Thompson (explorer) –
  • John Crowe Ransom (poet) –
  • Simon Kuznets (economist) –
  • Edith Margaret Fowke (folklorist) –
  • Cloris Leachman (actress) –
  • Jill Clayburgh (actress) –
  • Annie Dillard (author) –
  • Perry King (actor) –
  • Isiah Thomas (basketball player) –
  • Kirsten Dunst (actress) –


  • Sarah Josepha Hale (first woman magazine editor in the United States, poet) –
  • Casey Jones (railroad engineer, died at the throttle, slowing down his crashing Cannonball trying to save passengers’ lives) –
  • Adolf Hitler (committed suicide) –
  • Agnes Moorehead (actress) –
  • Muddy Waters (musician) –
  • Tom Poston (actor) –
  • Ling Ling (Japan’s oldest giant panda) –


  • Marguerite Bourgeoys opened the first school in Montreal, Quebec–
  • George Washington was inaugurated as the first U.S. president–
  • The United States Department of the Navy was established–
  • The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the country–
  • Louisiana was admitted to the Union as the 18th state–
  • U.S. patent #2,000,000 issued–
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first president to appear on television–
  • USS Peto first sub to be launched sideways, Manitowoc, Wisconsin–
  • Law passed to have name of Boulder Dam restored to Hoover Dam–
  • Monica Seles was stabbed by a deranged fan of Steffi Graf–
  • Jeff Feagles of the New York Giants announced his retirement. He played a league record of 352 consecutive games.–


  • A tornado in Minnesota killed 16 and injured 100–
  • For the first time in its record-keeping history, Oklahoma City passed the month of April without a single thunderstorm–

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