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On April the 30th
US president, Bill Clinton, became the first ever US president to visit Northern Ireland.
A tropical cyclone devastated Bangladesh resulting in the death of more than 120,000 people.
American basketball player, Isiah Thomas, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was one of the great players of the late 1980's and 1990's who became famous for leading the Detroit Pistons teams to two consecutive championships.
The Organization of American States was established. Its members are the 35 independent states of the American continent.
German dictator, Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun committed suicide one day after getting married. Hitler was 55 and Braun 33 years old.
American author, Larry Niven, was born in Los Angeles, California. He is a science fiction author best known for the highly successful Ringworld series of novels.
The animated cartoon short 'Porky's Hare Hunt' debuted in movie theatres. The short introduced the character of 'Happy Rabbit', who would later evolve into the now world famous character of 'Bugs Bunny'.
American musician, Willie Nelson, was born in Abbott, Texas. He is one of the most known performers of country music in the world who enjoyed tremendous success in the 1970's.
Nicaragua declared its independence from the Central American Federation.
The Territory of Orleans became the 18th US state under the name Louisiana.
George Washington was sworn in as the first elected President of the United States.
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