On this day: April 30

POSTED: 4:40 PM Apr 29 2013   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Apr 30 2014

George Washington is inaugurated as the first U.S. president, the Louisiana Purchase is completed, Adolf Hitler commits suicide, "The Cosby Show" airs its final episode, and Chrysler declares bankruptcy, all on this day.

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2009: The Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The automaker would emerge from bankruptcy proceedings on June 10, 2009, with the United Auto Workers pension fund, Fiat, and the U.S. and Canadian governments as principal owners. However, Fiat gradually acquired the other parties' shares to take majority ownership of the company.



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