On this day......
On April 30, 1975, the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to Communist forces.
On April 30, 1902, Theodore Schultz, the American economist who won a Nobel Prize for his important studies of the human factor in the workplace, was born. Following his death on February 26, 1998, his obituary appeared in The Times.
Also on this day....
|1789||George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States.|
|1803||The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France.|
|1812||Louisiana became the 18th state.|
|1859||"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens was first published in serial form in a literary magazine.|
|1900||Hawaii was organized as a U.S. territory.|
|1939||The New York World's Fair opened.|
|1958||The American Association of Retired Persons was founded in Washington, D.C.|
|1970||President Richard Nixon announced the United States was sending troops into Cambodia.|
|1975||The South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to Communist forces.|
|1993||Top-ranked women's tennis player Monica Seles was stabbed in the back by a man who ran onto the court during a match in Hamburg, Germany.|
|1997||ABC aired the "coming out" episode of the sitcom "Ellen," in which the title character, played by Ellen DeGeneres, admitted she is a lesbian.|
|2001||Chandra Levy, a federal government intern, went missing in Washington, D.C. (Her remains were found more than a year later in a city park.)|
|2003||Mahmoud Abbas took office as the first Palestinian prime minister.|
|2005||Missing Georgia woman Jennifer Wilbanks, the so-called "runaway bride," turned up in Albuquerque, N.M.|
|2009||Chrysler filed for bankruptcy protection.|
British forces exited Iraq.
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