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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1925
    Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
  • 1938
    The animated cartoon short Porky’s Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).
  • 1943
    World 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.
  • 1948
    In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
  • 1961
    K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
  • 1963
    The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company’s refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    Accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
  • 1988
    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially opens World Expo '88 in Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1993
    Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.
  • 1995
    U.S. President Bill Clinton became the first President to visit Northern Ireland.
  • 1999
    Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the number of members to 10.
  • 2009
    Seven people are killed and 17 injured at a Queen’s Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

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