Thirty days hath September, April, June and November….
This is day 30. Tomorrow, April will be history.
History – ask yourself: “What can I accomplish today that will go down in history as the day that changed my world, my direction, and that of those around me?
It appears April 30 is filled with history all its own. (See below for a few I’ve chosen to share from Historyorb.com. Oh – and there’s a challenge for you at the end.)
311 – Emperor Galerius legal recognizes Christians in the Roman Empire
313 – Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule.
711 – Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar
1349 – Jewish community at Radolszell Germany, exterminated
1396 – Crusaders & earl of Nevers depart from Dijon
1492 – Columbus is given royal commission to equip his fleet
1492 – Spain announces it will expels all Jews
1527 – England & France sign treaty of Westminster
1562 – 1st French colonists in US: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida
1563 – Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI
1772 – John Clais patents 1st scale
1774 – Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee
1789 – George Washington inaugurated as 1st president of US
1798 – Dept of Navy forms
1803 – US doubles in size through Louisiana Purchase ($15 million)
1808 – 1st practical typewriter finished by Italian Pellegrini Turri
1812 – (Eastern) Louisiana admitted as 18th US state
1864 – New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee
1885 – Boston Pops Orchestra forms
1889 – 1st US national holiday, on centennial of Washington’s inauguration
1900 – USA annexes Hawaii
1911 – Portugal approves woman suffrage
1916 – Chicago Cubs play 1st game at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) beat Reds
1935 – World Congress for Women’s Rights concludes in Istanbul
1937 – The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
1941 – Spread of Judaism begins in Croatia
1943 – Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms
1945 – “Arthur Godfrey Time” begins a 27 year run on CBS radio
1945 – Concentration camp Munchen-Allag freed
1945 – Russian Army frees Ravensbruck concentration camp
1952 – Mr Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television
1955 – West German unions protest for 40-hour work week & more wages
1958 – Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits
1972 – “Arthur Godfrey Time” ends a 27 year run on radio
1982 – Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season
1985 – Dale Murphy drives in record tying 28th & 29th runs of April
1990 – As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score
1991 – In Bangladesh a cyclone killed over 131,000 & left 9 million homeless
1993 – The World Wide Web is born at CERN.
1997 – 42 million watch “Ellen” admit she is gay
1997 – Atlanta Braves win record 19 games in April
1997 – Big Ben stops at 12:11 PM for 54 minutes
2012 – The unfinished One World Trade Center overtakes the Empire State building to become the tallest building in New York
2013 – Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years
2013 – Hannah Warren, who was born without a trachea, at 2, becomes the youngest patient to receive a stem cell bioengineered organ.
2014 – (enter your blurb and share your history making moment)