11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 30th April

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1527 - Henry VIII and King Francis of France sign the Treaty of Westminster

2. 1789 - George Washington takes office as first elected U.S. President

3. 1812 - Louisiana becomes the 18th state of the United States

4. 1945 - Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head

5. 1952 - The diaries of Anne Frank are published in English

6. 1957 - Elvis records Jailhouse Rock

7. 1973 - President Richard Nixon takes responsibility for the Watergate scandal, but denies any personal involvement

8. 1975 - The war in Vietnam ends as the Government in Saigon announces its unconditional surrender to the Vietcong

9. 1993 - The world's number one women's tennis player, Monica Seles, is stabbed in the back during a quarter-final match in Hamburg

10. 1999 - Two people are killed and at least 30 injured in a third nail-bomb attack in London in two weeks

11. 2003 - Libya accepts responsibility for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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