About April 30

April 30, 2020 is the 121st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 245 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 288 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 30

  • 1006
    Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus.
  • 1803
    Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
  • 1838
    Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.
  • 1863
    A 65-man French Foreign Legion infantry patrol fought a force of nearly 2,000 Mexican soldiers to nearly the last man in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
  • 1900
    Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.
  • 1904
    The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World’s Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1920
    Peru becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1925
    Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
  • 1927
    Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
  • 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).
  • 1938
    The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.
  • 1947
    In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam a second time.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    The Aldene Connection opened in Roselle Park, NJ, shutting down the CNJ’s Jersey City waterfront terminal and transferring commuters to Newark Penn Station.
  • 1973
    Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aids H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned.
  • 1988
    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially opens World Expo '88 in Brisbane, Australia.
  • 2004
    U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
  • 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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