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April 30 in History

Update: April, 30/2011 - 10:35



Johann Karl Friedrich Gauss (died 1855), regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time, is born in Germany.


George Washington is inaugurated as America's first president.


Birth of Hungarian composer Franz Lehar. He wrote operettas and achieved worldwide recognition for The Merry Widow.


Birth of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. King since 1973, he had much of his constitutional powers taken away by the Social Democrats, who pledged to eventually end the monarchy.


The beginning of a unified Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, after the victory over the United States and the Sai Gon administration, ending 137 years of resistance wars against the French, Japanese and Americans.


The Soviet government says 197 people are hospitalised in Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, the reactor has been shut down and radiation levels are dropping.


Cyclone hits Bangladesh, killing at least 125,000 people.


Tennis star Monica Seles, the world's No 1 player, is stabbed with a kitchen knife courtside in Germany by a German supporter of her rival Steffi Graf.


Birth of the first boy from test tube incubation in Viet Nam, marking a significant progress in the country's medical sector.


Secessionist rebels and the Papua New Guinea government sign a permanent cease-fire, ending a nine-year rebellion on the South Pacific island of Bougainville.


The United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations formally publish a "road map" for Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations that would lead to the creation of an independent Palestinian state in 2005. — AP/REUTERS/VNS

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