(Friday, April 30, 1993) — Top-ranked women’s tennis player Monica Seles was stabbed in the back today during a match in Hamburg, Germany, by a man who described himself as a fan of second-ranked German player Steffi Graf. The man, convicted of causing grievous bodily harm, was given a suspended sentence.
Video: 'Paul McCartney - Red Rose Speedway' (full album, plus 'Hi Hi Hi' and 'C Moon' from 1972)
(Monday, April 30, 1973) — Red Rose Speedway by Paul McCartney & Wings (featuring Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Henry McCullough and Denny Seiwell) was released today in the United States (it was released in Britain on May 4, 1973). It was McCartney’s fourth studio album since The Beatles split up in 1970.
(Saturday, April 30, 1803) — On the authorization of President Thomas Jefferson, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France today for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million, by signing the Louisiana Purchase Treaty in Paris. The move doubled the size of the U.S., adding 828,000 square miles to American territory.