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Saturday April 30, 2022

April 30: Day of the Week

April 30, 2022 is the 120th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 245 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1803
    Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
  • 1863
    A 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.
  • 1871
    The Camp Grant Massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
  • 1920
    Peru becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1927
    The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women’s federal prison in the United States.
  • 1937
    The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
  • 1939
    NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s N.Y. World’s Fair opening day ceremonial address.
  • 1947
    In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam a second time.
  • 1956
    Former 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.”
  • 1975
    Fall of Saigon (or Liberation of Saigon from the Communist perspective): Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh.

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1870
    Franz Lehár, Austrian composer (d. 1948)
  • 1916
    Claude E. Shannon, American engineer and mathematician (d. 2001)
  • 1928
    Hugh Hood, Canadian author (d. 2000)
  • 1934
    Jerry Lordan, British composer and singer (d. 1995)
  • 1938
    Gary Collins, American actor
  • 1949
    António Guterres, Prime Minister of Portugal
  • 1959
    W. Thomas Smith, Jr, American author and columnist
  • 1964
    Tony Fernandes, Malaysian entrepreneur
  • 1969
    Paulo Jr., Brazilian musician (Sepultura)
  • 2002
    Miguel Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish prince

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