With some famous signs already darkened because of "Dimout" orders, Times Square, in New York, is pictured a few moments before the blackout, April 30, 1942.
Mae Zelinsky, left, and Betty O'Beda test ammunition on a .30 caliber rifle at a Remington Arms plant on April 30, 1943. Many women took over jobs that were left vacant when men went overseas to fight in World War II.
When the Second British Army took the prison camp at Westertinke near Bremen, which had been the only naval prison camp in Germany, they found that many American and Allied prisoners had been moved in by the retreating Germans from camps farther to the west. Some of the faces of the released G.I’s indicating their feelings on being released at Westertinke near Bremen, Germany on April 30, 1945.
Razina Atiqullah, 23, of East Pakistan, tries out the directomat, a new device installed at the Times Square subway station in New York, April 30, 1956. The traveler presses a button marking his destination and the Directomat delivers a printed guide detailing method and route of travel. Miss Atiqullah, a Fulbright scholar, is studying physical education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Additional Directomat units are to be installed at key points on the New York Transit Authority subway system.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. found a lot of enthusiastic takers as he shook hands with a group of girls in Lisman after addressing a political rally in Lisman, Alabama on April 30, 1966. The girls held on to his hands and arms and aides had to help tug him free from the group. Lisman was one of nine stops in the Alabama Black Belt that Rev. King made in an effort to unify the African American vote in the upcoming Alabama primary election.
More than a score of U.S. infantrymen tired of walking, hop a ride back to base on a tank in Vietnam, April 30, 1967. They were on patrol 325 miles northeast of Saigon in the Southern part of Quang Ngai province the week of April 16. Their base is on the beach near Duc Pho.
A South Vietnamese helicopter is jettisoned overboard from the USS Blue Ridge somewhere off Vietnam, April 30, 1975. The helicopter was one of those discarded from the ship because of damaged condition or to make room for others attempting to land. The aircraft still bears its old U.S. military markings.
Last Viet evacuees by boat from Saigon water front in Saigon as PRG troops closing in on April 30, 1975.
South Vietnamese civilians try to scale the high U.S. Embassy wall in desperate attempts to get abroad on the evacuation flights in Saigon, Vietnam, April 30, 1975.
Heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali gets caught in an arm lock around the neck by heavyweight karate champ Joe Hess during a 40-second exhibition match in Miami Beach, Fla., April 30, 1975. No winner was declared in the fun match. Hess, from Lt. Lauderdale, Fla., is the east coast heavyweight champ of the National Professional Karate Organization.
Co-pilot Mimi Tompkins, standing in doorway, helps a man slide down a chute of a heavily damaged Aloha Airlines jet shortly after landing on April 30, 1988. Pilot Robert Schornstheimer, at front of damaged section, looks on.
A National Guardsman lies on the ground at a gas station near Vermont Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles April 30, 1992 as rioters continued a second day of looting and burning businesses in the city.
An unidentified man runs with stolen goods looted from a drug store on the corner of Venice and Western in South Central Los Angeles April 30, 1992 during unrest that began after verdicts were handed down in the Rodney King beating trial.
Looters mill in the parking lot of the ABC Market in South Central Los Angeles, April 30, 1992, as violence and looting ensued following the verdicts in the Rodney King assault case. On April 29, 1992, four white police officers were declared innocent in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, and Los Angeles erupted in the deadliest riots of the century. Three days later, 55 people were dead and more than 2,000 injured. Fires and looting had destroyed $1 billion worth of property.
Los Angeles police form a line to prevent a crowd from going into a building, April 30, 1992, in a day of fires and looting. It was a long day as officers moved from trouble spot to trouble spot.
A fire burns out of control at the corner of 67th St. and West Blvd. in South Central Los Angeles April 30, 1992. Hundreds of stores were burned after rioting erupted after the verdicts in the Rodney King assault case.
Police stand over a group of handcuffed looting suspects in Los Angeles Thursday, April 30, 1992 as rioting continued throughout the area.
Monica Seles sits on the ground as she is aided by two helpers, bottom, while others grab a man, unseen behind Seles, who leaned out of the stands at the Hamburg tennis tournament on April 30, 1993 and stabbed the world?s top-ranked tennis player when she sat taking a break. Seles was taken to hospital but police said her life was not in danger.