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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

  • 1006
    Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus.
  • 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.
  • 1900
    Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
  • 1948
    In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
  • 1995
    U.S. President Bill Clinton became the first President to visit Northern Ireland.

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1908
    Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1941
    Johnny Farina, American musician and composer (Santo & Johnny)
  • 1948
    Perry King, American actor
  • 1959
    Paul Gross, Canadian actor, director, and writer
  • 1985
    Ashley Alexandra Dupré, American singer and call girl

Who died on April 30?

  • 1943
    Otto Jespersen, Danish philologist (b. 1860)
  • 1945
    Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler’s wife (b. 1912)
  • 1966
    Richard Farina, American folk singer and author (b. 1937)
  • 1970
    Inger Stevens, Swedish actress (b. 1934)
  • 1983
    Muddy Waters, American musician (b. 1913)

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