Today in History: April 30, George Washington’s Oath

Today in History

Today is Saturday, April 30, the 120th day of 2022. There are 245 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On April 30, 1945, as Soviet troops approached his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with that of his one-day wife, Eva Braun.

To this date :

In 1789, George Washington was sworn in in New York as the first president of the United States.

In 1803, the United States purchased the territory of Louisiana from France for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million.

In 1812, Louisiana became the 18th state in the Union.

In 1900, Illinois Central Railroad engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones died in a train crash near Vaughan, Mississippi, after remaining at the controls in a successful effort to rescue passengers.

In 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed a resolution officially confirming the name of Hoover Dam, also known as “Boulder Dam”.

In 1958, the British Life Peerages Act 1958 allowed women to become members of the House of Lords.

In 1970, President Richard Nixon announced that the United States was sending troops to Cambodia, an action that sparked widespread protest.

In 1973, President Richard Nixon announced the resignation of top aides HR Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst, and White House Counsel John Dean, who was effectively fired.

In 1975, the Vietnam War ended when the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to communist forces.

In 1983, blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters died in Westmont, Illinois at the age of 68.

In 1993, top-ranked female tennis player Monica Seles was stabbed in the back during a match in Hamburg, Germany by a man who described himself as a fan of second-ranked German player Steffi Graf. (The man, convicted of causing grievous bodily harm, was given a suspended sentence.)

In 2004, Arabs expressed outrage over graphic photographs of naked Iraqi prisoners being humiliated by US military police; President George W. Bush condemned the mistreatment of prisoners, saying “that’s not how we do it in America.”

Ten years ago: President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda (yoh-shih-HEE’-koh NOH’-duh), meeting at the White House, denounced North Korea’s acts of aggression , including a recent failed rocket launch, and vowed to maintain a united front against such provocations. A ferry carrying more than 300 people has capsized in a river in northeast India, killing around 100 people and leaving as many missing.

Five years ago: President Donald Trump said after North Korea’s last failed rocket launch that Communist leader Kim Jong Un would eventually develop better missiles and that “we can’t allow that to happen.” produce”; in a taped interview that aired on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” the president declined to discuss the possibility of military action.

A year ago: The Transportation Security Administration said it was keeping in place a requirement that people wear masks on airplanes and all other forms of public transportation because of COVID-19. Disneyland in Southern California has reopened after a 13-month closure caused by the coronavirus; capacity was limited for the reopening and only California residents were allowed entry. A stampede during a religious holiday in northern Israel left 45 ultra-Orthodox Jews dead and around 150 injured.

Today’s birthdays: Singer Willie Nelson turns 89. Actor Burt Young is 82 years old. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is 76 years old. Director Allan Arkush is 74 years old. Actor Perry King is 74 years old. Singer-musician Wayne Kramer is 74 years old. Singer Merrill Osmond is 69 years old. Director Jane Campion is 68 years old. Director Lars von Trier is 66 years old. Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is 63 years old. Actor Paul Gross is 63 years old. Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is 61 years old. Actor Adrian Pasdar is 57 years old. (Dishwalla) is 55 years old. Rapper Turbo B (Snap) is 55 years old. Rock musician Clark Vogeler is 53 years old. R&B singer Chris “Choc” Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 51 years old. Rock musician Chris Henderson (3 Doors Down) is 51 years old. Singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is 51 years old. Actress Lisa Dean Ryan is 50 years old. R&B singer Akon is 49 years old. R&B singer Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees) is 49. Actor Johnny Galecki is 47 years old. Actor Sam Heughan is 42 years old. Actor Kunal Nayyar is 41 years old. Lloyd Banks is 40 years old. Actor Kirsten Dunst is 40 years old. Actor Dianna Agron is 36 years old. Country singer Brandon Lancaster is 33 years old. Rapper/producer Travis Scott is 31 years old.

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