April 30: Day of the Week
April 30, 2019 is the 120th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 245 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1315Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
- 1803Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
- 1904The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World’s Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1925Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
- 1938The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.
- 1947In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam a second time.
- 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.”
- 1993Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.
- 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?
- 1553Louise of Lorraine, queen of France (d. 1601)
- 1664François Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (d. 1709)
- 1870Franz Lehár, Austrian composer (d. 1948)
- 1938Juraj Jakubisko, Slovak film director
- 1948Alexander Onassis, son of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis (d. 1973)
- 1954Frank-Michael Marczewski, German footballer
- 1972JR Richards, American musician, composer, actor (Dishwalla)
- 1975Elliott Sadler, American race car driver
- 1980Jeroen Verhoeven, Dutch footballer
- 1982Lloyd Banks, American rapper
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