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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 313Battle of Tzirallum: Emperor Licinius defeats Maximinus II and unifies the Eastern Roman Empire.
- 1315Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
- 1894Coxey’s Army reaches Washington, D.C. to protest the unemployment caused by the Panic of 1893.
- 1900Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.
- 1937The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
- 1943World War II: Operation Mincemeat: The submarine HMS Seraph surfaces in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain to deposit a dead man planted with false invasion plans and dressed as a British military intelligence officer.
- 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.”
- 1988Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially opens World Expo '88 in Brisbane, Australia.
- 2004U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
- 2009Seven people are killed and 17 injured at a Queen’s Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
Who were born on April 30?
- 1803Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (d. 1879)
- 1877Alice B. Toklas, American companion of Gertrude Stein (d. 1967)
- 1925Corinne Calvet, French actress (d. 2001)
- 1933Dickie Davies, British television presenter
- 1945Michael Smith, American astronaut (d. 1986)
- 1947Mats Odell, Swedish politician
- 1952Jacques Audiard, French film director
- 1954Frank-Michael Marczewski, German footballer
- 1955Dimitra Liani, widow of the former Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou
- 1959Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
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