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

  • 1006
    Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus.
  • 1315
    Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
  • 1803
    Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
  • 1863
    A 65-man French Foreign Legion infantry patrol fought a force of nearly 2,000 Mexican soldiers to nearly the last man in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
  • 1894
    Coxey’s Army reaches Washington, D.C. to protest the unemployment caused by the Panic of 1893.
  • 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
    Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.
  • 1995
    U.S. President Bill Clinton became the first President to visit Northern Ireland.
  • 1999
    Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the number of members to 10.
  • 2004
    U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1723
    Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (d. 1806)
  • 1812
    Kaspar Hauser, German mystery boy (d. 1833)
  • 1883
    Jaroslav Hašek, Czech novelist (d. 1923)
  • 1893
    Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister (d. 1946)
  • 1909
    Queen Juliana of the Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 1914
    Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian songwriter and performer (d. 2008)
  • 1925
    Johnny Horton, American musician (d. 1960)
  • 1959
    Paul Gross, Canadian actor, director, and writer
  • 1971
    Darren Emerson, British DJ (Underworld)
  • 1975
    Mike Chat, American actor

Who died on April 30?

  • 1792
    John Montagu, supposed inventor of the sandwich (b. 1718)
  • 1863
    Jean Danjou, French foreign legion captain (b. 1828)
  • 1945
    Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler’s wife (b. 1912)
  • 1972
    Gia Scala, British-American actress (b. 1934)
  • 1974
    Agnes Moorehead, American actress (b. 1900)
  • 1983
    George Balanchine, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (b. 1904)
  • 2003
    Mark Berger, University of Kentucky professor (b. 1955)
  • 2006
    Beatriz Sheridan, Mexican actress and director (b. 1934)
  • 2006
    Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian novelist (b. 1925)
  • 2007
    Gordon Scott, American actor (b. 1927)

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