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 121st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 245 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 17, 2016 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,366,240 minutes 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 ‘hectaicosahenagon’ 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 273 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 1,226 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.
  • 1492
    Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
  • 1671
    Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
  • 1789
    On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1871
    The Camp Grant Massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
  • 1927
    Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    The Aldene Connection opened in Roselle Park, NJ, shutting down the CNJ’s Jersey City waterfront terminal and transferring commuters to Newark Penn Station.
  • 1993
    CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1770
    David Thompson, Canadian explorer (d. 1857)
  • 1910
    Srirangam Srinivasarao, Telugu poet and lyricist
  • 1948
    Alexander Onassis, son of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis (d. 1973)
  • 1961
    Isiah Thomas, American basketball player
  • 1964
    Tony Fernandes, Malaysian entrepreneur
  • 1976
    Amanda Palmer, American musician (The Dresden Dolls)
  • 1981
    John O'Shea, Irish footballer
  • 1982
    Lloyd Banks, American rapper
  • 1984
    Shawn Daivari, American wrestler and manager
  • 1987
    Nikki Webster, Australian entertainer

Who died on April 30?

  • 1131
    Adjutor, Roman Catholic Saint
  • 1632
    Johan Tzerclaes, Count of Tilly, Bavarian general (b. 1559)
  • 1792
    John Montagu, supposed inventor of the sandwich (b. 1718)
  • 1903
    Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (b. 1831)
  • 1970
    Inger Stevens, Swedish actress (b. 1934)
  • 1972
    Gia Scala, British-American actress (b. 1934)
  • 2003
    Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (b. 1923)
  • 2008
    John Cargher, Australian radio broadcaster (b. 1919)
  • 2010
    Gerry Ryan, Irish radio broadcaster (b. 1956)
  • 2011
    Dorjee Khandu, Indian, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1955)

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