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, 1,461,974,400 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 ‘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

  • 1315
    Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
  • 1900
    Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.
  • 1939
    The 1939-40 New York World’s Fair opens.
  • 1945
    World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.
  • 1948
    In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
  • 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
    CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
  • 1999
    Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the number of members to 10.
  • 2009
    Seven people are killed and 17 injured at a Queen’s Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1245
    King Philip III of France (d. 1285)
  • 1812
    Kaspar Hauser, German mystery boy (d. 1833)
  • 1865
    Max Nettlau, German anarchist (d. 1944)
  • 1895
    Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)
  • 1909
    F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor (d. 1992)
  • 1921
    Tove Maës, Danish actress (d. 2011)
  • 1943
    Frederick Chiluba, former Zambian president (1991–2001) (d. 2011)
  • 1956
    Lars von Trier, Danish film director
  • 1964
    Kent James, American musician
  • 1964
    Tony Fernandes, Malaysian entrepreneur

Who died on April 30?

  • 1439
    Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, British military leader (b. 1382)
  • 1736
    Johann Albert Fabricius, German classical scholar and bibliographer (b. 1668)
  • 1806
    Onogawa Kisaburō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 5th Yokozuna (b. 1758)
  • 1847
    Archduke Charles of Austria, Austrian general (b. 1771)
  • 1879
    Emma Hale Smith Bidamon, wife of Joseph Smith, and mother of Joseph Smith III (b.1804)
  • 1903
    Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (b. 1831)
  • 1956
    Alben W. Barkley, Vice President of the United States (b. 1877)
  • 1966
    Richard Farina, American folk singer and author (b. 1937)
  • 1989
    Sergio Leone, Italian filmmaker (b. 1929)
  • 1998
    Nizar Qabbani, Syrian poet (b. 1926)

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