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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1938The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.
- 1939NBC 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.
- 1947In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam a second time.
- 1966The Church of Satan is established at the Black House in San Francisco, California.
- 1975Fall 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.
- 1980Accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
Who were born on April 30?
- 1553Louise of Lorraine, queen of France (d. 1601)
- 1909F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor (d. 1992)
- 1933Dickie Davies, British television presenter
- 1944Jill Clayburgh, American actress (d. 2010)
- 1947Leslie Grantham, British actor
- 1961Isiah Thomas, American basketball player
- 1963Stefan Kisyov, Bulgarian novelist
- 1977Jeannie Haddaway, American politician
- 1982Cleo Higgins, British singer and actress
- 1984Shawn Daivari, American wrestler and manager
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