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Today in History

  • 30 April, 2014
  • Editor

On this day in 1939, NBC inaugurated its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's N.Y. World's Fair opening day ceremonial address.

On this day in 1956, former Vice President and Senator Alben Barkley died during a speech in Virginia. He collapsed after proclaiming, "I would rather be a servant in the house of the lord than sit in the seats of the mighty."

And on this day in 1995, US President Bill Clinton became the first President to visit Northern Ireland.

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