What happened this day in history April 30

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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 245 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 17, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 449,928 hours 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 277 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 3,052 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.
  • 1900
    Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.
  • 1907
    Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
  • 1938
    The animated cartoon short Porky’s Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Fall of Saigon (or Liberation of Saigon from the Communist perspective): Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh.
  • 2004
    U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
  • 2008
    Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters.
  • 2009
    Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1623
    François de Laval, first bishop of New France (d. 1708)
  • 1662
    Queen Mary II of England (d. 1694)
  • 1723
    Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (d. 1806)
  • 1914
    Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian songwriter and performer (d. 2008)
  • 1963
    Stefan Kisyov, Bulgarian novelist
  • 1966
    Dave Meggett, former NFL player and convicted sex offender
  • 1969
    Warren Defever, American musician, composer
  • 1972
    JR Richards, American musician, composer, actor (Dishwalla)
  • 1975
    Mike Chat, American actor
  • 1978
    Tom Fulp, animator and founder of Newgrounds

Who died on April 30?

  • 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)
  • 1972
    Gia Scala, British-American actress (b. 1934)
  • 1982
    Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)
  • 2000
    Poul Hartling, Danish diplomat and politician (b. 1914)
  • 2007
    Gordon Scott, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2007
    Zola Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 2008
    John Cargher, Australian radio broadcaster (b. 1919)
  • 2009
    Henk Nijdam, Dutch professional road bicycle rider (b. 1935)
  • 2009
    Venetia Burney, Person who suggested Pluto’s name for the planet (b. 1918)

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