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#TodayInHistory – April 30

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April 30 – Some important events on this day

311 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Roman Emperor Galerius issues Edict of Toleration, ending persercution of Christians in the Roman Empire
711 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Islamic conquest of Iberia: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus)
1349 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Jewish community of Radolfzell, Germany, exterminated
1492 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Christopher Columbus is given royal commission by Spanish monarchs Isabella I and Ferdinand II to equip his fleet to the New World
1562 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ 1st French colonists in North America: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida
1722 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant 🎱
1789 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
1859 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Charles Dickens’ “A Tale Of Two Cities” is first published in literary periodical “All the Year Round” (weekly installments until Nov 26)
1888 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Moradabad hailstorm: hail stones allegedly as big as oranges kill 246 people and some 1600 sheep and cattle in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh β˜”οΈ
1904 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Ice cream cone makes its debut 🍦
1905 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ First official soccer game between neighbouring countries Belgium-Netherlands; Dutch win, 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Antwerp
1907 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
1927 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ The first federal prison for women opens in West Virginia
1934 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Austria gets “Austrian facist” constitution πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή
1945 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Red Army opens attack on German Reichstag building in Berlin
1952 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Mr Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television πŸ₯”

1967 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Ostankino Tower, the then highest free-standing structure in the world at 540m is finished in Moscow, Russia.
When it was built, the tower overtook the Empire State Building to become the tallest free-standing building in the world. It remains today the second tallest at 1,771 feet (540 metres) and has been the tallest structure in Europe for over 50 years.
Designed by Russian engineer Nikolai Nikitin, the tower was built to commemorate the October Revolution. Named after the area in which it stands in Moscow it also serves as a radio and television tower. Now also a major tourist attraction, the tower contains an observation deck and a restaurant.

1989 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ World Wide Web (WWW) is first launched in the public domain by CERN scientist Tim Berners-Lee
1997 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Big Ben stops at 12:11 pm for 54 minutes πŸ•°
2009 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy πŸš—
2012 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Manchester City defeat Manchester United 1-0 in what is claimed to be the biggest match in the English Premier League’s history ⚽️