Tuesday, April 30, 2013
This day, April 30
George Washington was inaugurated as first president of the United States on the balcony of Federal Hall (the first U.S. Capitol) in New York City on April 30, 1789. The Federal Hall building was demolished in 1812, the same year that Louisiana became a state of the union on April 30. The Louisiana Purchase treaty was signed 9 years earlier, on April 30, 1803.