April 30: Day of the Week
April 30, 2019 was the 120th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 245 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1315Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
- 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.
- 1900Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
- 1904The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World’s Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1947In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam a second time.
- 1948In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
- 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.”
- 1980Accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
- 1993CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
Who were born on April 30?
- 1897Humberto Mauro, Brazilian director and screenwriter (d. 1983)
- 1902Theodore Schultz, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
- 1934Don McKenney, Canadian hockey player
- 1934Jerry Lordan, British composer and singer (d. 1995)
- 1943Bobby Vee, American singer
- 1952Jacques Audiard, French film director
- 1963Michael Waltrip, American race car driver
- 1977Jeannie Haddaway, American politician
- 1981Kunal Nayyar, Indian/British actor
- 1987Nikki Webster, Australian entertainer
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