Infoplease - This Day in History Events from This Day in History from the Editors of Infoplease en-us Copyright 2017 Sandbox Networks Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:00:00 UTC Infoplease - This Day in History 113 20 <![CDATA[April 30, 1803: <a href="/node/70228">France</a> sold <a href="/node/70018">Louisiana</a> and adjoining lands to the <a href="/node/70616">United States</a> as part of the <a href="/ce6/history/A0830420.html">Louisiana Purchase</a>.]]> <![CDATA[April 30, 1812: <a href="/node/70018">Louisiana</a> became the <a href="/node/155691">18th state</a> in the <a href="/node/70616">United States</a>.]]> <![CDATA[April 30, 1939: U.S. commercial <a href="/ce6/sci/A0848091.html">television</a> made its official debut at the New York World’s Fair.The signal was transmitted from the <a href="/ce6/us/A0817281.html">Empire State Building.</a>]]> <![CDATA[April 30, 1945: <a href="/ce6/people/A0823832.html">Adolf Hitler</a> and his newly married mistress <a href="/ce6/people/A0808777.html">Eva Braun</a> committed suicide.]]> <![CDATA[April 30, 1948: The <a href="/ce6/history/A0836843.html">Organization of American States</a> held its first meeting in Bogotá, <a href="/node/70470">Colombia</a>.]]> <![CDATA[April 30, 1975: The <a href="/node/155798">Vietnam War</a> ended with South Vietnam's surrender to North Vietnam.]]> <![CDATA[April 30, 1991: Over 131,000 were killed and as many as 9 million left homeless when a <a href="/ce6/weather/A0814395.html">cyclone</a> struck <a href="/node/70446">Bangladesh</a>.]]> <![CDATA[April 30, 2003: <a href="/node/70533">Libya</a> accepted responsibility for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over <a href="/ce6/world/A0830113.html">Lockerbie, Scotland.</a>]]> More events from This Day in History: April 30