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Passings for April 30

  • 1828 Shaka, the great Zulu King, killed
  • 1945 Adolph Hitler, German dictator (1936-45), commits suicide at 56
  • 1945 Eva Braun, girlfriend/wife of Hitler, dies
  • 1984 Muddy Waters, blues singer/guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man), dies at 6
  • 1989 Sergio Leone, Italian director (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies

Interesting events for April 30

  • 1006 Brightest supernova in recorded history is observed
  • 1492 Spain announces it will expell all Jews
  • 1789 George Washington inaugurated as 1st president of US
  • 1798 Dept of Navy established
  • 1803 US doubles in size through Louisiana Purchase ($15 million)
  • 1808 1st practical typewriter finished by Italian Pellegrini Turri
  • 1889 George Washington Bridge linking NYC & NJ opens
  • 1900 USA annexes Hawaii
  • 1973 Nixon announces resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, et al
  • 1973 Paul McCartney releases "Red Rose Speedway" including "My Love"

Songs for date April 30

  • 04/30/66 --- When A Man Loves Woman (Sledge, Percy)
  • 04/30/77 --- Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 04/30/83 --- Don't Let It End (Styx)
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