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.
  • 1006
    Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus.
  • 1863
    A 65-man French Foreign Legion infantry patrol fought a force of nearly 2,000 Mexican soldiers to nearly the last man in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
  • 1900
    Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
  • 1925
    Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
  • 1938
    The animated cartoon short Porky’s Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).
  • 1973
    Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aids H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned.
  • 1980
    Accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
  • 1993
    Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.
  • 2008
    Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters.

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1869
    Hans Poelzig, German architect (d. 1936)
  • 1925
    Corinne Calvet, French actress (d. 2001)
  • 1943
    Bobby Vee, American singer
  • 1946
    Bill Plympton, American animator
  • 1948
    Perry King, American actor
  • 1955
    Dimitra Liani, widow of the former Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou
  • 1985
    Ashley Alexandra Dupré, American singer and call girl
  • 1986
    Dianna Agron, American actress
  • 1987
    Alipate Carlile, Australian rules footballer
  • 1987
    Rohit Sharma, Indian cricketer

Who died on April 30?

  • 1632
    Johan Tzerclaes, Count of Tilly, Bavarian general (b. 1559)
  • 1792
    John Montagu, supposed inventor of the sandwich (b. 1718)
  • 1795
    Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (b. 1716)
  • 1806
    Onogawa Kisaburō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 5th Yokozuna (b. 1758)
  • 1865
    Robert FitzRoy, British admiral and meteorologist (b. 1805)
  • 1956
    Alben W. Barkley, Vice President of the United States (b. 1877)
  • 1966
    Richard Farina, American folk singer and author (b. 1937)
  • 1970
    Inger Stevens, Swedish actress (b. 1934)
  • 1989
    Princess Bang-ja of Korea (b. 1901)
  • 1998
    Nizar Qabbani, Syrian poet (b. 1926)

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