This Day In History – April 30

Today in Histroy

311 Roman Emperor Galerius issues Edict of Toleration, ending persercution of Christians in the Roman Empire
711 Islamic conquest of Iberia: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus)
1562 1st French colonists in North America: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida
1789 George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America
1859 Charles Dickens’ “A Tale Of Two Cities” is first published in literary periodical “All the Year Round” (weekly installments until Nov 26)
2009 Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Today in Sports

2012 Manchester City defeat Manchester United 1-0 in what is claimed to be the biggest match in the English Premier League’s history

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