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)
- 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.
- 1671Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
- 1927The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women’s federal prison in the United States.
- 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.
- 1947In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam a second time.
- 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.”
- 1973Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aids H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned.
- 1993Monica Seles is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany
- 1995U.S. President Bill Clinton became the first President to visit Northern Ireland.
Who were born on April 30?
- 1553Louise of Lorraine, queen of France (d. 1601)
- 1723Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (d. 1806)
- 1914Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian songwriter and performer (d. 2008)
- 1940Burt Young, American actor
- 1941Johnny Farina, American musician and composer (Santo & Johnny)
- 1966Jeff Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1971Darren Emerson, British DJ (Underworld)
- 1975Elliott Sadler, American race car driver
- 1981Emma Pierson, British actress
- 1987Rohit Sharma, Indian cricketer
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