April 30: Day of the Week
April 30, 2020 is the 121st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 245 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1315Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
- 1513Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
- 1894Coxey’s Army reaches Washington, D.C. to protest the unemployment caused by the Panic of 1893.
- 1938The animated cartoon short Porky’s Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).
- 1948In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
- 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.”
- 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.
- 1966The Church of Satan is established at the Black House in San Francisco, California.
- 1973Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aids H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned.
- 2004U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
Who were born on April 30?
- 1803Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (d. 1879)
- 1876Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (d. 1937)
- 1877Alice B. Toklas, American companion of Gertrude Stein (d. 1967)
- 1923Percy Heath, American jazz musician (Modern Jazz Quartet) (d. 2005)
- 1947Mats Odell, Swedish politician
- 1954Frank-Michael Marczewski, German footballer
- 1954Thom Bray, American actor
- 1960Kerry Healey, American politician
- 1975Mike Chat, American actor
- 1982Kirsten Dunst, American actress
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