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
The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.
Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
The Camp Grant Massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women’s federal prison in the United States.
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.
CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
Monica Seles is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany
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?
Hans Poelzig, German architect (d. 1936)
Franz Lehár, Austrian composer (d. 1948)
Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)
Finn Kalvik, Norwegian singer
Lars von Trier, Danish film director
Ian Healy, Australian cricketer
John Boyne, Irish novelist
Tom Fulp, animator and founder of Newgrounds
Kirsten Dunst, American actress
Tatjana Hüfner, German luger
Who died on April 30?
Adjutor, Roman Catholic Saint
Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden, Lord Chancellor of England
Tabinshwehti, King of Burma (b. 1516)
Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (b. 1617)
Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (b. 1831)
Beatrice Webb, British economist (b. 1858)
Agnes Moorehead, American actress (b. 1900)
Sergio Leone, Italian filmmaker (b. 1929)
Peter ‘Possum’Bourne, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1956)
John Cargher, Australian radio broadcaster (b. 1919)
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