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.