Historical happenings

4/30/1803 Robert Livingston and James Monroe sign Louisiana Purchase Treaty in Paris at cost of 15 million dollars, doubles size of US

4/30/1864 ~ New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee

4/30/1900 ~  Casey Jones dies heroically in a train wreck at Vaughn, Mississippi, while driving Cannonball Express (immortalized in”Ballad of Casey Jones”

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