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The report also states that there has been a 16% increase in terrorist attacks in Afghanistan due to resurgent activity by al-Qaeda and the Taliban. //www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,353400,00.html (Fox News)
Two Taliban militants, a woman, and her child are killed after a siege by Afghan security forces in Kabul, Afghanistan. //www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSSP22490020080430 (Reuters)

Monday, April 30, 2007

A meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change starts in Bangkok to discuss approaches to climate change. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6606465.stm (BBC)

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

A suicide bomber kills three in Tel Aviv.

Monday, April 30, 2001

Dennis Tito, the first 'space tourist' in space lifts off in a Russian rocket heading for the International Space Station.
Chandra Levy, a former intern to California Congressman Gary Condit, is last seen in Washington, DC.

Saturday, April 30, 1994

Formula One driver Roland Ratzenberger is killed while qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

Friday, April 30, 1993

Tennis star Monica Seles is stabbed in the back by an obsessed fan of rival Steffi Graf at a tournament in Hamburg, Germany.
Pierre Bérégovoy, former prime minister of France, commits suicide.

Monday, April 30, 1990

Lebanon hostage crisis: Lebanese kidnappers release American educator Frank H. Reed, who had been held hostage since September 1986.

Thursday, April 30, 1987

Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the Provincial Premiers agree on principle to the Meech Lake Accord which would bring Quebec into the constitution.

Friday, April 30, 1982

Sunday, April 30, 1978

Battle of Cassinga occurs in southern Angola.
The Democratic Republic of Afghanistan is proclaimed under pro-communist leader Nur Mohammed Taraki.
Communist activist Henri Curiel is murdered in Paris.

Saturday, April 30, 1977

Led Zeppelin sets a new world record attendance for an indoor attraction at the Pontiac Silverdome when 76,229 persons attend a concert here on the group's 1977 North American Tour.

Wednesday, April 30, 1975

Vietnam War: The Fall of Saigon: The Vietnam War ends as Communist forces from North Vietnam take Saigon, resulting in mass evacuations of Americans and South Vietnamese. As the capital is taken, South Vietnam surrenders unconditionally.

Monday, April 30, 1973

Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aides H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and others have resigned.

Friday, April 30, 1971

The Ceylonese government promises amnesty for those guerillas who surrender before April 5.
The Milwaukee Bucks win the NBA World Chionship, sweeping the Baltimore Bullets in four straight games.
Amtrak begins inter-city rail passenger service in the United States.

Sunday, April 30, 1967

Moscow's 537m-tall TV tower is finished.
Harold Wilson announces that the United Kingdom has decided to apply for EEC membership.
GO Transit, Canada's first interregional public transit system, is established.
The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup. It was their last Stanley Cup and last finals appearance to date. It would turn out to be the last game in the original six era. Six more teams would be added in the fall.
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.

Friday, April 30, 1948

The Land Rover is unveiled at the Amsterdam Motor Show.
May ndash The RAND Corporation is established as an independent nonprofit policy research and analysis institution.

Monday, April 30, 1945

May ndash For all practical purposes the ICPC ceases to exist (recreated on June 3, 1946).
Adolf Hitler and his wife of one day, Eva Braun, commit suicide as the Red Army approaches the Führerbunker in Berlin. Karl Dönitz succeeds Hitler as President of Germany Joseph Goebbels succeeds Hitler as Chancellor of Germany.

Sunday, April 30, 1939

Monday, April 30, 1934

The first S-train line in Copenhagen is opened. The Line started in Klenborg and ended in Frederiksberg.

Friday, April 30, 1926

African-American pilot Bessie Coleman is killed after falling from an airplane.

Wednesday, April 30, 1919

Several bombs are intercepted in the first wave of the 1919 United States anarchist bombings.
A large left-wing demonstration in France leads to a violent confrontation with the police.
Amanullah Khan attacks British government in India.
Riots break out in Cleveland, Ohio 2 people are killed, 40 injured, and 116 arrested.
Weimar Republic troops and the Freikorps occupy Munich and crush the Bavarian Soviet Republic.

Saturday, April 30, 1904

U.S. Army engineers begin work on The Panama Canal.
German football club FC Schalke 04 is established.
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).

Monday, April 30, 1900

Hawaii becomes an official U.S. territory.

Thursday, April 30, 1885

North-West Rebellion ndash Battle of Cut Knife: Cree and Assiniboine warriors win their largest victory over Canadian forces.
A bill is signed in the New York State legislature forming the Niagara Falls State Park.
"Good Housekeeping" Magazine goes on sale for the first time in the United States.
The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium.

Thursday, April 30, 1863

Battle of Camarón in Mexico: 65 soldiers of the French Foreign Legion fight 2,000 Mexicans 3 of them survive the battle.

Monday, April 30, 1838

The People\'s Charter is drawn up in the United Kingdom, demanding universal suffrage.
Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation ("see" Nicaragua's early history).
An insurrection breaks out in Tizimín, beginning the caign for the independence of Yucatan from Mexico.
Lord Durham and his entourage arrive in Upper Canada to investigate the cause of the 1837 rebellion in that province. This leads to Durham submitting the Durham Report to Britain.

Thursday, April 30, 1812

Louisiana is admitted as the 18th U.S. state.

Saturday, April 30, 1803

May ndash The First Consul of France Citizen Bonaparte begins making preparations to invade England.
Louisiana Purchase is made by the United States from France.

Thursday, April 30, 1789

George Washington is inaugurated at Federal Hall in New York City, beginning his term as the first President of the United States.

Tuesday, April 30, 1754

Guatemalan Sergeant Mayor Melchor de Mencos y Varón and his troops defeat the British pirates in the battle of San Felipe and the Cobá Lagoon.//www.prensalibre.com/pl/domingo/archivo/revistad/2006/marzo06/260306/dhistoria.shtml Revista D ndash PrensaLibre.com!

Monday, April 30, 1725

Thursday, April 30, 1711

Friday, April 30, 1632

Thirty Years\' War ndash Johan Tzerclaes, Count of Tilly and commander of the Catholic League armies, dies from wounds sustained at the battle of Rain.
May ndash Thirty Years\' War ndash Munich, capital of Bavaria, is captured by the Swedish army.

Monday, April 30, 1629

Eighty Years\\\' War: Frederick Henry of Orangelays siege to's-Hertogenbosch, one of Spain's most important fortresses along the Spanish-Dutch border.

Thursday, April 30, 1598

Spanish conquistador Don Juan de Oñate holds America's first Thanksgiving celebration
May ndash Tycho Brahe's star catalogue "//www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/libraries/Libraries.php?launch=1language=enpage=Treasurescountry=Denmark Astronomiæ instauratæ mechanica", listing the positions of 1,004 stars, is published.

Tuesday, April 20, 1557 (Julianian calendar)

Arauco War: Battle of Mataquito: Spanish forces of the Governor Francisco de Villagra launch a dawn surprise attack against the Mapuche headed by their toqui Lautaro in present-day Chile.

Thursday, April 20, 1536 (Julianian calendar)

The Inquisition is implemented in Portugal.

Wednesday, April 20, 1524 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of the Sesia: Spanish forces under Charles de Lannoy defeat the French army in Italy under William de Bonnivet. The French, now commanded by François de St. Pol, withdraw from Italy.

Monday, April 21, 1483 (Julianian calendar)

Orbital calculations suggest that on this day Pluto moved inside Neptune's orbit until July 23, 1503.
April ndash King Edward V of England and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York reside in the Tower of London. Later this year, rumors of their murders start circulating. By December the rumors have reached France. This is the beginning of the mystery concerning the fates of the two Princes in the Tower.

Thursday, April 21, 1429 (Julianian calendar)

Siege of Orléans: Joan of Arc enters Orléans with a relief expedition.

Sunday, April 21, 1415 (Julianian calendar)

Saturday, April 23, 1250 (Julianian calendar)

King Louis IX of France is released by his Egyptian captors, after paying a ransom of one milliondinars and turning over the city of Damietta.

Sunday, April 24, 1054 (Julianian calendar)

Rosdalla, Kilbeggan Ireland: Earliest known European tornado.

Sunday, April 26, 711 (Julianian calendar)

Umayyad troops led by Tariq ibn Ziyad land at Gibraltar, and begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula and conquest of the Visigothic Kingdom (See Moors, Al-Andalus, and Umayyad conquest of Hispania).

Saturday, April 28, 535 (Julianian calendar)

King Theodahad revenges himself upon queen Amalasuntha. He has her taken from the capital of Ravenna to a small island on Lake Bolsena, where she is strangled in her bath.Jordanes, Vol. LIX, p. 51 and Herwig Wolfram (1998), p. 338
April ndash Justinian I reorganises the province in an African prefecture, centered in Carthage. Restoring frontier defences, and returns property to the Catholic Church.Rome at War (p. 55). Michael Whitby, 2002. ISBN 1-84176-359-4
The Northern Wei Dynasty ends: The northern region of China is during a civil war split into the Eastern Wei and the Western Wei. The first ruler is Wen Di, he creates his son Fei Di crown prince.
Spring ndash Solomon defeats the Moorish rebels at Mount Mammes and Mount Bourgaon. He secures Byzacena (modern Tunisia) and establishes fortifications along the Numidian border.
Reports of the eruption of Krakatoa (Java), which possibly lead to several years of climate change (see Climate changes of 535–536), are recorded in the Javanese "Book of Kings".
Significant to the history of agriculture, Chinese author Jia Sixia writes the treatise "Chimin Yaoshu" in this year, and although it es 160 previous Chinese agronomy books, it is the oldest existent Chinese agriculture treatise. In over 100,000 written Chinese characters, the book covers land preparation, seeding, cultivation, orchard management, forestry, animal husbandry, trade, and culinary uses for crops.
The Byzantine city of Justiniana Prima is founded and becomes later an bishop's seat of the Central Balkans.

Wednesday, April 29, 313 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Tzirallum: Licinius defeats his rival Maximinus II and becomes Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire. Maximinus flees to Nicomedia and commits suicide.
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