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, 24,891,840 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 ‘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.
  • 1006
    Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus.
  • 1513
    Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
  • 1671
    Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
  • 1812
    The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
  • 1953
    In Warner Robins, Georgia, an F4 tornado kills 18 people.
  • 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.”

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1664
    François Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (d. 1709)
  • 1930
    Félix Guattari, French philosopher and social theorist (d. 1992)
  • 1934
    Don McKenney, Canadian hockey player
  • 1944
    Jill Clayburgh, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1946
    King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
  • 1946
    Lee Bollinger, American lawyer, educator and president of Columbia University
  • 1948
    Alexander Onassis, son of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis (d. 1973)
  • 1957
    Aviva Chomsky, American historian, daughter of Noam Chomsky
  • 1964
    Tony Fernandes, Malaysian entrepreneur
  • 1966
    Jeff Brown, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on April 30?

  • 1660
    Petrus Scriverius, Dutch writer (b. 1576)
  • 1736
    Johann Albert Fabricius, German classical scholar and bibliographer (b. 1668)
  • 1847
    Archduke Charles of Austria, Austrian general (b. 1771)
  • 1863
    Jean Danjou, French foreign legion captain (b. 1828)
  • 1943
    Beatrice Webb, British economist (b. 1858)
  • 1970
    Inger Stevens, Swedish actress (b. 1934)
  • 1995
    Maung Maung Kha, Prime minister of Burma (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    Mark Berger, University of Kentucky professor (b. 1955)
  • 2007
    Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (b. 1983)
  • 2008
    John Cargher, Australian radio broadcaster (b. 1919)

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