April 30: Day of the Week
April 30, 2018 was the 120th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 245 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1894Coxey’s Army reaches Washington, D.C. to protest the unemployment caused by the Panic of 1893.
- 1925Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
- 1927Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
- 1980Accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
- 1995U.S. President Bill Clinton became the first President to visit Northern Ireland.
Who were born on April 30?
- 1869Hans Poelzig, German architect (d. 1936)
- 1923Kagamisato Kiyoji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 42nd Yokozuna (d. 2004)
- 1941Johnny Farina, American musician and composer (Santo & Johnny)
- 1946Don Schollander, American swimmer
- 1947Finn Kalvik, Norwegian singer
- 1960David Miscavige, American cult leader
- 1969Warren Defever, American musician, composer
- 1971Darren Emerson, British DJ (Underworld)
- 1971John Boyne, Irish novelist
- 1976Amanda Palmer, American musician (The Dresden Dolls)
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