30 April 2023: This day in history

311: Roman Emperor Galerius issues Edict of Toleration, ending persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire

711: Islamic conquest of Iberia: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus)

1562: Jean Ribault and colonists arrive in Florida, the first French colonists in North America

1789: George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America at Federal Hall in NYC

1859: Charles Dickens’ “A Tale Of Two Cities” is first published in literary periodical “All the Year Round” (weekly installments until Nov 26)

2009: Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy


Source: Onthisday.com

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