About April 30

April 30, 2021 is the 120th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 245 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 277 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.
  • 1315
    Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
  • 1492
    Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
  • 1671
    Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
  • 1789
    On 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.
  • 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.
  • 1871
    The Camp Grant Massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
  • 1900
    Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.
  • 1900
    Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
  • 1904
    The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World’s Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1907
    Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
  • 1925
    Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
  • 1993
    CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
  • 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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