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 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)
- 311The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.
- 1812The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
- 1863A 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.
- 1871The Camp Grant Massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
- 1900Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
- 1939The 1939-40 New York World’s Fair opens.
- 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.
- 1973Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aids H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned.
- 1993CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
- 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?
- 1812Kaspar Hauser, German mystery boy (d. 1833)
- 1909F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor (d. 1992)
- 1928Hugh Hood, Canadian author (d. 2000)
- 1947Leslie Grantham, British actor
- 1947Manousos Manousakis, Greek director and producer
- 1952Jacques Audiard, French film director
- 1972JR Richards, American musician, composer, actor (Dishwalla)
- 1975Elliott Sadler, American race car driver
- 1980Luis Scola, Argentinean basketball player
- 1981John O'Shea, Irish footballer
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