What are the important events that happened on April 30? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 30: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 30 is the 120th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 245 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 17, 2017 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,493,510,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaicosagon’ day.

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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 295 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,591 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 30 Historical Events

  • 311
    The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.
  • 1900
    Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
  • 1904
    The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World’s Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1925
    Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
  • 1927
    The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women’s federal prison in the United States.
  • 1938
    The animated cartoon short Porky’s Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).
  • 1943
    World War II: Operation Mincemeat: The submarine HMS Seraph surfaces in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain to deposit a dead man planted with false invasion plans and dressed as a British military intelligence officer.
  • 1947
    In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam a second time.
  • 1963
    The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company’s refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.
  • 1993
    Monica Seles is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1812
    Kaspar Hauser, German mystery boy (d. 1833)
  • 1895
    Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)
  • 1925
    Corinne Calvet, French actress (d. 2001)
  • 1926
    Cloris Leachman, American actress
  • 1934
    Don McKenney, Canadian hockey player
  • 1944
    Jill Clayburgh, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1949
    António Guterres, Prime Minister of Portugal
  • 1963
    Michael Waltrip, American race car driver
  • 1975
    Johnny Galecki, American actor
  • 1984
    Shawn Daivari, American wrestler and manager

Who died on April 30?

  • 1550
    Tabinshwehti, King of Burma (b. 1516)
  • 1642
    Dmitry Pozharsky, Russian prince (b. 1578)
  • 1792
    John Montagu, supposed inventor of the sandwich (b. 1718)
  • 1806
    Onogawa Kisaburō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 5th Yokozuna (b. 1758)
  • 1972
    Gia Scala, British-American actress (b. 1934)
  • 1998
    Nizar Qabbani, Syrian poet (b. 1926)
  • 2007
    Gordon Scott, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2007
    Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (b. 1983)
  • 2007
    Tom Poston, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    Zola Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)

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