April 30: Day of the Week
April 30, 2020 was the 121st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 245 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1006Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus.
- 1789On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.
- 1812The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
- 1904The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World’s Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1927Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
- 1927The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women’s federal prison in the United States.
- 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.”
- 1993Monica Seles is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany
- 1999Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the number of members to 10.
- 2008Two 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?
- 1777Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician (d. 1855)
- 1869Hans Poelzig, German architect (d. 1936)
- 1901Simon Kuznets, Ukrainian-born economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1985)
- 1926Cloris Leachman, American actress
- 1933Dickie Davies, British television presenter
- 1933Willie Nelson, American musician
- 1957Aviva Chomsky, American historian, daughter of Noam Chomsky
- 1967Steven Mackintosh, British actor
- 1977Jeannie Haddaway, American politician
- 1985Ashley Alexandra Dupré, American singer and call girl
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