About April 30

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

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Taurus is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 267 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 30

  • 311
    The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.
  • 1492
    Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
  • 1838
    Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.
  • 1871
    The Camp Grant Massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
  • 1920
    Peru becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1927
    Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
  • 1938
    The animated cartoon short Porky’s Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).
  • 1938
    The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.
  • 1939
    The 1939-40 New York World’s Fair opens.
  • 1945
    World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.
  • 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.”
  • 1961
    K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
  • 1966
    The Church of Satan is established at the Black House in San Francisco, California.
  • 1973
    Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aids H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned.
  • 1980
    Accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
  • 1988
    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially opens World Expo '88 in Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1999
    Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the number of members to 10.
  • 2008
    Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters.
  • 2009
    Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • 2009
    Seven people are killed and 17 injured at a Queen’s Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

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