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April 30 in New York History


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Thursday, April 30, 1789 — 230 years ago

George Washington is inaugurated as the first U.S. President at Federal Hall on Wall Street. New York City was the capital city of the U.S. until 1790, when the government moved to Philadelphia. The original building at Federal Hall was torn down in 1812, and the current one was built in 1842 and features a bronze statue of George Washington that was unveiled in 1883. The inauguration came just days after George Washington had moved into the first Presidential Mansion, the Samuel Osgood House near the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. Washington lived in the Osgood House until February 1790 when he moved to the larger Alexander Macomb House in Lower Manhattan. Both the first and second presidential mansions have since been demolished.

Sunday, April 30, 1939 — 80 years ago

The first New York World's Fair opens at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Over a year and a half, 44.9 million people would attend the fair.


⏰ AGBC Rewind ⏰

7 years ago
98.7 Kiss FM's Last Broadcast Celebrated With A Golden Car Memorial

7 years ago
A Monday Filled With Suspicious Powder Incidents at Manhattan Wells Fargo Banks


🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia


🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 91°F in 1942
Record Low: 32°F in 1874


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