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, 414,864 hours 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

  • 313
    Battle of Tzirallum: Emperor Licinius defeats Maximinus II and unifies the Eastern Roman Empire.
  • 1513
    Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
  • 1871
    The Camp Grant Massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
  • 1937
    The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
  • 1956
    Former Vice President and Senator Alben Barkley dies during a speech in Virginia. He collapses after proclaiming “I would rather be a servant in the house of the lord than sit in the seats of the mighty.”
  • 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
    Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1662
    Queen Mary II of England (d. 1694)
  • 1876
    Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (d. 1937)
  • 1895
    Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)
  • 1902
    Theodore Schultz, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1905
    Sergey Nikolsky, Russian mathematician
  • 1908
    Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1914
    Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian songwriter and performer (d. 2008)
  • 1923
    Percy Heath, American jazz musician (Modern Jazz Quartet) (d. 2005)
  • 1959
    Paul Gross, Canadian actor, director, and writer
  • 1966
    Dave Meggett, former NFL player and convicted sex offender

Who died on April 30?

  • 1439
    Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, British military leader (b. 1382)
  • 1513
    Edmund de la Pole, 3rd Duke of Suffolk, Yorkist pretender to the English throne (b. 1471 or 1472)
  • 1863
    Jean Danjou, French foreign legion captain (b. 1828)
  • 1900
    Casey Jones, American train engineer (b. 1863)
  • 1903
    Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (b. 1831)
  • 1943
    Beatrice Webb, British economist (b. 1858)
  • 1983
    George Balanchine, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (b. 1904)
  • 2007
    Gordon Scott, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2007
    Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (b. 1983)
  • 2007
    Kevin Mitchell, American football player (b. 1971)

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