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On this day: April 30

Published On: Apr 29 2013 06:40:57 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 30 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

George Washington is inaugurated as the first U.S. president, the Louisiana Purchase is completed, Adolf Hitler commits suicide, "The Cosby Show" airs its final episode, and Chrysler declares bankruptcy, all on this day.

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2015: Soul singer Ben E. King, perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me," dies of natural causes at age 76 in Hackensack, New Jersey.


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