Daily Archives: April 30, 2013

Kleindienst, Haldeman, Erhlichman resign; Dean fired over Watergate 40 years ago this hour (1973)


Video: 'Nixon: About Watergate Investigations 30. April 1973 - Part 1of2'

(Monday, April 30, 1973, 9 p.m. EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — U.S. President Richard Nixon announced tonight the resignations of top aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst and White House counsel John Dean, who was actually fired. Continue reading Kleindienst, Haldeman, Erhlichman resign; Dean fired over Watergate 40 years ago this hour (1973)

Tennis player Monica Seles stabbed during match in Hamburg, Germany by Steffi Graf 20 years ago today (1993)


Video: 'Monica Seles Interview (April 17 2009)'

(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.

McCartney, Wings release ‘Red Rose Speedway’ 40 years ago today (1973)


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.

Louisiana Purchase Treaty signed in Paris, doubling size of U.S. 210 years ago today (1803)


Video: 'The Louisiana Purchase in a Nutshell'

(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.