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This Day in History: April 30

April 30: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1492 - Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
  2. 1789 - On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.
  3. 1803 - Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
  4. 1885 - Governor of New York David B. Hill signs legislation creating the Niagara Reservation, New York's first state park, ensuring that Niagara Falls will not be devoted solely to industrial and commercial use.
  5. 1993 - CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free
  6. Famous Birthdays: Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (French priest, reformer, and saint), Mary II of England, Luigi Russolo (Italian Futurist painter and composer, considered the first to experiment with noise music), Simon Kuznets (Ukrainian-American economist, Nobel Prize laureate), Theodore Schultz (American economist, Nobel Prize laureate)

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