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It happened on a… April 30

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It happened on a… April 30
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British Captain Tom Moore, who raised more £30 million for the National Health Service walking in his garden, turns 100 and made an honorary colonel by the Queen.


Japanese Emperor Akihito declares his abdication at a ceremony in Tokyo which officially takes effect the following day.


Monica Seles is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany


33rd Eurovision Song Contest: Celine Dion for Switzerland wins singing “Ne partez pas sans moi” in Dublin.


NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game.


The North Vietnamese launched an invasion of the South.


Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide. They had been married for one day. One week later Germany surrendered unconditionally.


Lou Gehrig sets a MLB record playing his 2,130th consecutive and final game for the New York Yankees..


Napoleon Bonaparte sells Louisiana to the US for $27 million; territories between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains first claimed by explorers from New France.


George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America.


Marguerite Bourgeoys 1620-1700 opens Ville Marie’s first school for French and Indian children.


Christopher Columbus is given royal commission by Spanish monarchs Isabella I and Ferdinand II to equip his fleet to the New World.

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