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 121st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 245 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 17, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,470,080 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 ‘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 288 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 2,687 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.
  • 1492
    Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
  • 1871
    The Camp Grant Massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
  • 1907
    Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
  • 1925
    Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
  • 1927
    The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women’s federal prison in the United States.
  • 1937
    The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
  • 1993
    CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
  • 1993
    Monica Seles is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany
  • 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.

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1869
    Hans Poelzig, German architect (d. 1936)
  • 1870
    Franz Lehár, Austrian composer (d. 1948)
  • 1895
    Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)
  • 1947
    Finn Kalvik, Norwegian singer
  • 1956
    Lars von Trier, Danish film director
  • 1964
    Ian Healy, Australian cricketer
  • 1971
    John Boyne, Irish novelist
  • 1978
    Tom Fulp, animator and founder of Newgrounds
  • 1982
    Kirsten Dunst, American actress
  • 1983
    Tatjana Hüfner, German luger

Who died on April 30?

  • 1131
    Adjutor, Roman Catholic Saint
  • 1544
    Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden, Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1550
    Tabinshwehti, King of Burma (b. 1516)
  • 1655
    Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (b. 1617)
  • 1903
    Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (b. 1831)
  • 1943
    Beatrice Webb, British economist (b. 1858)
  • 1974
    Agnes Moorehead, American actress (b. 1900)
  • 1989
    Sergio Leone, Italian filmmaker (b. 1929)
  • 2003
    Peter ‘Possum’Bourne, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1956)
  • 2008
    John Cargher, Australian radio broadcaster (b. 1919)

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