Article: Historical highlights on 30th of April

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Historical highlights on 30th of April

People Matters brings you all the events that happened on this day

Its Friday, April 30, the 120th day of 2010. There are 245 days left in the year.

Highlights in history on this date:

1657 - English fleet defeats Spanish fleet off Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
1789 - George Washington is inaugurated as the first president of the United States.
1803 - The United States doubles in size with the purchases of the Louisiana Territory and New Orleans from France.
1824 - Crete, in rebellion against Turkey along with the rest of Greece, is captured by Egyptian allies of the Turks.
1900 - Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States.
1919 - World War I peace conference grants German concession in Shantung, China, to Japan, whereupon China leaves the conference.
1945 - Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his Berlin bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun.
1948 - The Organization of American States holds its first meeting, in Bogota, Colombia.
1975 - Vietnamese Communist troops take over Saigon, ending Vietnam War.
1991 - Cyclone hits Bangladesh, killing at least 125,000 people.
1993 - Tennis star Monica Seles, the world's No. 1 player, is stabbed with a kitchen knife in Hamburg, Germany, by a supporter of her German rival Steffi Graf.
1997 - An airlift starts to ship Rwandan refugees, trapped in Zaire and hunted by rebels, back to Rwanda.
2004 - Ten countries join the European Union bloc in a historic enlargement that brings in a region separated for decades from the West by barbed wire and Soviet ideology. The EU's biggest expansion in its 47-year history adds the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia — along with Cyprus and Malta. Together, they boost the EU's population to 450 million people.
2009 - Iraq war formally ends for British forces as America's main battlefield ally hands control of oil-rich Basra area to U.S. commanders and prepares to ship out its remaining 4,000 troops.
 

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