TODAY in HISTORY: APRIL 30

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Apr 30

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1945 – Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun committed suicide in his underground bunker in Berlin.


1975 – In South Vietnam, President Duong Van Minh announced an unconditional surrender to the Vietcong, ending the 20th century’s longest armed conflict.


1997 – Britain’s Labour leader Tony Blair completes one of the longest election campaigns in history with deputy leader John Prescott.


1998 – Secessionist rebels signed a permanent ceasefire with the Papua New Guinea government, ending a nine-year uprising on the island of Bougainville.


1999 – The army in the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean seized power to preserve the unity of the republic in the face of a secession crisis.


2000 – The Dalai Lama inaugurates Tibetan Museum on 40th anniversary of his arrival in Dharamsala.


2000 – Canonisation of Faustina Kowalska celebrated worldwide.


2009 – Automaker Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


2013 – Dutch King Willem-Alexander inaugurated in Amsterdam.


2014 – Mass held at Imola Grand Prix in memory of Formula 1 drivers Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger to mark 20th anniversary of their deaths.


2016 – Pilot and jet-ski champion Franky Zapata breaks world record for farthest flight by hover board.