April 30th In NYC History
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1789...George Washington is sworn in as the first United States president in the new nation's capital of New York City.
1939...President Franklin Delano Roosevelt presides over the opening of the World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, Queens. The fair is billed as a look at the world of tomorrow, but opening day offers a nod to the past with a costumed George Washington on hand to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his first inauguration.