April 30: Day of the Week
April 30, 2022 was the 120th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 245 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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April 30 Historical Event(s)
- 1492Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
- 1812The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
- 1894Coxey’s Army reaches Washington, D.C. to protest the unemployment caused by the Panic of 1893.
- 1900Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
- 1939The 1939-40 New York World’s Fair opens.
- 1956Former 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.”
- 1961K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
- 1963The 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.
- 1995U.S. President Bill Clinton became the first President to visit Northern Ireland.
- 2009Seven people are killed and 17 injured at a Queen’s Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
Who were born on April 30?
- 1877Alice B. Toklas, American companion of Gertrude Stein (d. 1967)
- 1905Sergey Nikolsky, Russian mathematician
- 1909F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor (d. 1992)
- 1934Don McKenney, Canadian hockey player
- 1946Don Schollander, American swimmer
- 1959Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
- 1964Tony Fernandes, Malaysian entrepreneur
- 1980Jeroen Verhoeven, Dutch footballer
- 1983Tatjana Hüfner, German luger
- 1986Dianna Agron, American actress
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