April 30: Day of the Week
April 30, 2021 was the 120th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 245 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 1492Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
- 1513Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
- 1671Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
- 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.
- 1803Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
- 1812The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
- 1967The Aldene Connection opened in Roselle Park, NJ, shutting down the CNJ’s Jersey City waterfront terminal and transferring commuters to Newark Penn Station.
- 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.
Who were born on April 30?
- 1930Félix Guattari, French philosopher and social theorist (d. 1992)
- 1941Stavros Dimas, Greek politician
- 1943Frederick Chiluba, former Zambian president (1991–2001) (d. 2011)
- 1946King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
- 1947Tom Køhlert, Danish footballer
- 1954Frank-Michael Marczewski, German footballer
- 1964Ian Healy, Australian cricketer
- 1971John Boyne, Irish novelist
- 1977Pell James, American actress
- 1985Ashley Alexandra Dupré, American singer and call girl
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