29 April 2012

Timeline April 29 to 30

April 29
1429  Joan of Arc entered the besieged city of Orleans to lead a victory over the English.
1770  James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.
1903  A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, Alberta, Canada.
1954  Jerry Seinfeld, actor, comedian, was born.
2011  Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.

April 30
1006  Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus.
1492  Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
1770  David Thompson, English explorer and fur trader in western Canada and the United States, was born.
1789  On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.
1803  The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million.
1939  The New York World's Fair opened.
1993  CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.

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