4/30/12

Reichstag, Saigon, Obama Secret Service

On this day: April 30
Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building (1945)

Communist forces gain control of Saigon, the Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh (1975)

President Barack Obama makes a Rose Garden statement on the economy joined by representatives and workers from two U.S. manufacturers including A123 Systems, a Massachusetts based advanced battery manufacturer later accused of securities fraud. He also travels to the James J. Rowley Training Center in Beltsville, Maryland and observes the Secret Service's training procedures and demonstration activities (2010)

b: Max Nettlau (1865), Alice B. Toklas (1877), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893); d: Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun (1945), Ron Todd (2005)


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