On This Day..... April 30

APRIL 30TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL HAIRSTYLIST APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BUBBLE TEA DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL OATMEAL COOKIE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL RAISIN DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • AL LEWIS (1923-2006)
  • CLORIS LEACHMAN (1926, 92)
  • WILLIE NELSON (1933, 85)
  • JILL CLAYBURGH (1944-2010)
  • LARS VON TRIER (1956, 62)
  • JOHNNY GALECKI (1975, 43)
  • KUNAL NAYYAR (1981, 37)
  • KIRSTEN DUNST (1982, 36)
  • GAL GADOT (1985, 33)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1789, GEORGE WASHINGTON IS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1798, THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY IS FORMED
  • IN 1803, JAMES MONROE SIGNS THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE IN PARIS, FRANCE
  • IN 1812, LOUISIANA BECOMES THE 18TH STATES IN THE US
  • IN 1859, CHARLES DICKENS PUBLISHES THE FIRST PART OF “A TALE OF TWO CITIES” IN A PERIODICAL WHICH WOULD RELEASE INSTALLMENTS WEEKLY THROUGH NOVEMBER
  • IN 1861, PRESIDENT LINCOLN ORDERED UNION TROOPS TO EVACUATE INDIAN TERRITORY IN THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1885, THE BOSTON POPS FORMS
  • IN 1900, HAWAII BECOMES A U.S. TERRITORY
  • IN 1904, THE FIRST ICE CREAM CONES GO ON SALE
  • IN 1916, THE CHICAGO CUBS PLAYS THEIR FIRST GAME AT WRIGLEY FIELD (THEN CALLED WEEGHMAN PARK)
  • IN 1939, THE WORLD’S FAIR OPENS IN NEW YORK. AT THE FAIR NBC, RCA AND PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT DEBUT THE FIRST DEMO TELEVISION SET
  • IN 1939, LOU GEHRIG PLAYS HIS 2,130TH CONSECUTIVE BASEBALL GAME, THE FINAL ONE IN HIS RECORD SETTING STREAK
  • IN 1945, THE SOVIET ARMY BEGINS THEIR SEIGE OF THE REICHSTAG IN BERLINE
  • IN 1945, ADOLF HITLER AND EVA BRAUN COMMIT SUICIDE
  • IN 1947, THE BOULDER DAM IS RENAMED THE HOOVER DAM
  • IN 1952, THE FIRST TOY COMMERCIAL EVER AIRED ON TELEVISION RUNS FOR MR. POTATO HEAD
  • IN 1957, ELVIS PRESLEY RECORDS “JAILHOUSE ROCK”
  • IN 1961, EASTERN AIRLINES BEGINS SHUTTLE SERVICE BETWEEN BOSTON, NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON D.C.
  • IN 1961, WILLIE MAYS HITS FOUR HOME RUNS IN ONE GAME
  • IN 1961, BOBBY LEWIS RELEASES “TOSSIN AND TURNIN”
  • IN 1970, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS’ MANAGER TWIGGS LYNDON WAS ARRESTED FOR MURDER AFTER STABBING A CLUB MANAGER OVER A CONTRACT ARGUMENT
  • IN 1973, PRESIDENT NIXON ANNOUNCES THE RESIGNATION OF THREE KEY AIDES, HALDEMAN, EHRLICHMAN AND KLEINDIENST
  • IN 1973, PAUL MCCARTNEY RELEASES “RED ROSE SPEEDWAY”
  • IN 1974, PRESIDENT NIXON HANDS OVER TRANSCRIPTS OF TAPED WATERGATE RECORDINGS
  • IN 1975, NORTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS TAKE SAIGON, EFFECTIVELY ENDING THE VIETNAM WAR
  • IN 1976, WINGS RELEASES “SILLY LOVE SONGS”
  • IN 1977, GLEN CAMPBELL GOES TO #1 WITH “SOUTHERN NIGHTS”
  • IN 1983, MICHAEL JACKSON GOES TO #1 WITH “BEAT IT”
  • IN 1988, PENNSYLVANIA SETS A RECORD BY CREATING A BANANA SPLIT THAT IS 455 MILES LONG
  • IN 1988, CELINE DION WINS THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
  • IN 1988, TOM HANKS MARRIES RITA WILSON
  • IN 1989, ROBIN WILLIAMS MARRIES HIS CHILDREN’S NANNY MARSHA GARCES
  • IN 1989, THE WORLD WIDE WEB IS LAUNCHED IN A PUBLIC DOMAIN
  • IN 1992, NBC AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “THE COSBY SHOW”
  • IN 1993, MONICA SELES IS STABBED IN THE BACK BY A CRAZED FAN OF HER OPPONENT STEFFI GRAF. WHILE SHE WAS RANKED #1 AT THE TIME, SHE WOULD NOT RETURN TO PLAY FOR OVER TWO YEARS
  • IN 1995, A&S DEPARTMENT STORE CLOSES IT’S LAST 15 LOCATIONS AFTER 120 YEARS
  • IN 1997, ELLEN DEGENERES OFFICIALLY COMES OUT ON HER SITCOM. 41 MILLION PEOPLE WATCH THE EPISODE
  • IN 2004, GRAPHIC PHOTOS OF PRISONER ABUSE AT ABU GHRAIB PRISON ARE RELEASED
  • IN 2004, MICHAEL JACKSON IS CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE, ABDUCTION AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT, AS WELL AS CONSPIRACT TO COVER UP THESE ACTS
  • IN 2005, THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND SETTLES FOR $200,000 IN A LAWSUIT FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR OVER DUMPING HUMAN WASTE FROM THEIR BUS OFF A BRIDGE WHICH LANDED ON A BOAT OF TOURISTS BELOW
  • IN 2008, MARIAH CAREY MARRIES NICK CANNON

  • IN 2009, CHRYSLER FILES FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY
  • IN 2015, BERNIE SANDERS ANNOUNCES HE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 2018, “AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR” BREAKS THE OPENING WEEKEND RECORD WITH $250 MILLION DOMESTIC AND $630 MILLION WORLDWIDE IN TICKET SALES

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