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 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

  • 1513
    Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
  • 1812
    The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
  • 1920
    Peru becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1927
    The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women’s federal prison in the United States.
  • 1938
    The animated cartoon short Porky’s Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).
  • 1938
    The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.
  • 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.”
  • 1963
    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.
  • 1966
    The Church of Satan is established at the Black House in San Francisco, California.
  • 1993
    CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1876
    Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (d. 1937)
  • 1908
    Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1933
    Dickie Davies, British television presenter
  • 1941
    Stavros Dimas, Greek politician
  • 1945
    Michael Smith, American astronaut (d. 1986)
  • 1959
    Paul Gross, Canadian actor, director, and writer
  • 1966
    Jeff Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969
    Warren Defever, American musician, composer
  • 1981
    Emma Pierson, British actress
  • 1984
    Lee Roache, British footballer

Who died on April 30?

  • 1544
    Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden, Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1550
    Tabinshwehti, King of Burma (b. 1516)
  • 1632
    King Sigismund I of Sweden (b. 1561)
  • 1795
    Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (b. 1716)
  • 1865
    Robert FitzRoy, British admiral and meteorologist (b. 1805)
  • 1900
    Casey Jones, American train engineer (b. 1863)
  • 1989
    Sergio Leone, Italian filmmaker (b. 1929)
  • 2002
    Nitsa Tsaganea, Greek actress (b. 1899)
  • 2003
    Mark Berger, University of Kentucky professor (b. 1955)
  • 2003
    Peter ‘Possum’Bourne, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1956)

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