Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April 30

This Day in History

1789
On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

1973
Nixon takes rap for Watergate scandal. President Richard Nixon takes responsibility for the Watergate scandal but denies any personal involvement.

1975
Saigon surrenders. The war in Vietnam ends as the government in Saigon announces its unconditional surrender to the Vietcong.