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

  • 1315
    Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
  • 1894
    Coxey’s Army reaches Washington, D.C. to protest the unemployment caused by the Panic of 1893.
  • 1900
    Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
  • 1904
    The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World’s Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1938
    The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.
  • 1939
    NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s N.Y. World’s Fair opening day ceremonial address.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Seven people are killed and 17 injured at a Queen’s Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1553
    Louise of Lorraine, queen of France (d. 1601)
  • 1893
    Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister (d. 1946)
  • 1914
    Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian songwriter and performer (d. 2008)
  • 1940
    Burt Young, American actor
  • 1946
    King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
  • 1947
    Mats Odell, Swedish politician
  • 1984
    Lee Roache, British footballer
  • 1984
    Shawn Daivari, American wrestler and manager
  • 1987
    Alipate Carlile, Australian rules footballer
  • 1987
    Rohit Sharma, Indian cricketer

Who died on April 30?

  • 1439
    Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, British military leader (b. 1382)
  • 1696
    Robert Plot, British naturalist (b. 1640)
  • 1712
    Philipp van Limborch, Dutch Protestant theologian (b. 1633)
  • 1879
    Emma Hale Smith Bidamon, wife of Joseph Smith, and mother of Joseph Smith III (b.1804)
  • 1943
    Beatrice Webb, British economist (b. 1858)
  • 1983
    George Balanchine, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (b. 1904)
  • 1995
    Maung Maung Kha, Prime minister of Burma (b. 1920)
  • 1996
    David Opatoshu, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 2002
    Nitsa Tsaganea, Greek actress (b. 1899)
  • 2007
    Tom Poston, American actor (b. 1921)

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