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 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 245 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 17, 2019 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,556,582,400 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 ‘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 270 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 2,321 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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April 30 Historical Events
Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
Peru becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women’s federal prison in the United States.
The animated cartoon short Porky’s Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).
The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.
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.”
The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company’s refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.
The Church of Satan is established at the Black House in San Francisco, California.
CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
Who were born on April 30?
Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (d. 1937)
Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)
Dickie Davies, British television presenter
Stavros Dimas, Greek politician
Michael Smith, American astronaut (d. 1986)
Paul Gross, Canadian actor, director, and writer
Jeff Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
Warren Defever, American musician, composer
Emma Pierson, British actress
Lee Roache, British footballer
Who died on April 30?
Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden, Lord Chancellor of England
Tabinshwehti, King of Burma (b. 1516)
King Sigismund I of Sweden (b. 1561)
Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (b. 1716)
Robert FitzRoy, British admiral and meteorologist (b. 1805)
Casey Jones, American train engineer (b. 1863)
Sergio Leone, Italian filmmaker (b. 1929)
Nitsa Tsaganea, Greek actress (b. 1899)
Mark Berger, University of Kentucky professor (b. 1955)
Peter ‘Possum’Bourne, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1956)
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