TODAY IN HISTORY
April 30, 1945
As Soviet troops approached his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1789
George Washington took the oath of office in New York as the first president of the United States.
The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million.
Louisiana became the 18th state of the Union.