About April 30

April 30, 2024 is the 121st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 245 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 274 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.
  • 1671
    Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
  • 1803
    Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
  • 1812
    The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
  • 1838
    Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.
  • 1871
    The Camp Grant Massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
  • 1894
    Coxey’s Army reaches Washington, D.C. to protest the unemployment caused by the Panic of 1893.
  • 1900
    Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
  • 1907
    Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
  • 1920
    Peru becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1937
    The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
  • 1938
    The animated cartoon short Porky’s Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).
  • 1939
    NBC 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Fall 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.
  • 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.

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