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In the Gregorian Calendar, April 30 is the 120th
(hundredth – twentieth) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

To err is human; But persevering is devilish.

— Séneca
Hispanic-Roman philosopher (died April 30, 65).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

April 30 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 65: in Rome, Seneca and his nephew Lucanus, involved in the plot of Gaius Calpurnius Piso against the emperor Nero, are discovered and forced to commit suicide.
  • 642: in Spain, Chindasvinto is crowned monarch of Visigothic Spain.
  • 984: in Spain, Almanzor occupies León and murders its inhabitants.
  • 1054: the town of Rosdalla (Ireland) is attacked by the first tornado documented in all of Europe.
  • 1224: in Spain, Fernando III and Rodrigo Rodríguez Girón, count of Saldaña and Carrión, sign the Fuero de Agüero (Buenavista de Valdavia).
  • 1492: in Spain, the Catholic Monarchs order the ships of Palos de la Frontera (Huelva) to be put at the service of Christopher Columbus and issue in favor of Columbus the titles of admiral, viceroy and governor of the lands that he discovered.
  • 1508: in Spain, Nicolás de Ovando, administrator of the West Indies, receives from Fernando the Catholic the order to build churches.
  • 1531: in the Bay of Guanabara (Brazil), the Portuguese Martín Alonso de Souza disembarks in the place where the city of Rio de Janeiro will later rise.
  • 1532: in present-day Peru, the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded the village of San Francisco de la Buena Esperanza de Payta (current city of Paita, the oldest port in that country).
  • 1557: the Mapuche leader Lautaro is assassinated by Spanish troops in the Battle of Mataquito, present-day Chile.
  • 1657: in the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands) the British navy under the command of Admiral Robert Blake destroys Diego de Egües’s fleet of the Indies.
  • 1725: in Austria the Treaty of Vienna is signed, by which Felipe V, king of Spain, signs peace with Carlos VI, emperor of the Holy Empire.
  • 1726: in Spain, the Royal Spanish Academy presents to King Felipe V the first volume of the Dictionary of Authorities.
  • 1789: in the United States George Washington is sworn in as the country’s first president.
  • 1789: in Versailles (France) the Breton Club, predecessor of the Jacobin Club, is founded.
  • 1802: in Lorca (Spain) the Puentes II dam breaks, causing 608 deaths.
  • 1803: Napoleon Bonaparte sells Louisiana to the United States for 80 million francs.
  • 1826: La Cosiata is founded in the town of Valencia (Venezuela), a political movement destined to separate Venezuela from Greater Colombia.
  • 1859: in Guatemala the Wyke-Aycinena treaty is signed between the United Kingdom and Guatemala, to establish the limits of Belize.
  • 1838: Nicaragua declares its independence from the Federal Republic of Central America (1824-1839).
  • 1862: in the Manzanares Valley of Madrid (Spain) the Palaeolithic site of San Isidro is discovered.
  • 1863: in Camarón de Tejeda (Mexico) ―in the framework of the second French invasion―, 3,000 Mexican soldiers crush 65 invading French soldiers in the Battle of Camarón. Currently, this day is celebrated on Foreign Legion Day.
  • 1871: 144 Apaches camped near Camp Grant, Arizona Territory, are killed in their sleep.
  • 1896: in Pinar del Río (Cuba), the forces of General Antonio Maceo (1845-1896) defeat the invading Spanish army led by General Julián Suárez Inclán (1849-1909) in the battle of Cacarajícara.
  • 1897: in the United Kingdom, the British physicist Joseph John Thomson discovers the electron, whose existence his compatriot George Johnstone Stoney had already predicted in 1891.
  • 1900: The United States Government grants the Hawaiian Islands the status of territory linked to the Union.
  • 1902: in Spain, the vaccination campaign against smallpox, carried out by the Murcia city council, made it possible to stop the epidemic.
  • 1902: Claude Debussy’s opera Peleas y Melisandra premieres in Paris (France), coldly received by critics.
  • 1904: in San Luis (United States) the Universal Exhibition of San Luis begins.
  • 1904: Christian Huelsmeyer patents a device capable of receiving a wave emitted by a ship.
  • 1904: The three houses of Jerez, by Carlos Fernández Shaw and Pedro Muñoz Seca, are premiered at the Eslava theater in Madrid (Spain).
  • 1905: British King Edward VII visits Paris and meets with President Émile Loubet and with Foreign Minister Théophile Delcassé.
  • 1908: the first concert of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Richard Strauss, is held at the Teatro Real in Madrid.
  • 1909: in Spain the right to strike is recognized.
  • 1911: in Portugal, a Constitutional Court ruling recognizes the right to vote for women.
  • 1912: Universal is founded
  • 1915: in the framework of the First World War, a German air attack takes place on the British coast.
  • 1917: General Pétain takes over as head of the General Staff of the French War Ministry to replace Robert Nivelle.
  • 1918: Guatemala declares war on Germany.
  • 1925: in Spain, a decree is approved for the canalization of the Guadalquivir that foresees the construction of a navigable route of 180 km to Córdoba.
  • 1927: in Santander, Azorín premiered his work El segador.
  • 1931: in the vicinity of Barajas the Madrid airport is inaugurated.
  • 1932: the first International Congress of Art in the Present is inaugurated in Venice.
  • 1933: President Luis Miguel Sanchéz Cerro is assassinated in Peru.
  • 1934: The new Austrian Constitution is approved.
  • 1934: in Spain, Martínez Anido, Callejo, Guadalhorce, Magaz and Calvo Sotelo are excluded from the amnesty law (by default).
  • 1935: in Seville (Spain), second and last day of the Aznalcóllar Events.
  • 1937: The United States passes the fourth Neutrality Act, permanent in nature, which includes the Cash and Carry clause.
  • 1938: the Soviet Union proposes a military alliance to France and Great Britain.
  • 1938: first appearance of the rabbit Bugs Bunny to the public.
  • 1939: The World’s Fair in New York opens with a speech by President Roosevelt.
  • 1940: in Bolivia, President Enrique Peñaranda issues a decree suspending sine die immigration permits for Jews (anti-Semitism).
  • 1943: in Germany, the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler receives Pierre Laval.
  • 1944: in Germany, throughout the month, the Allies drop 81,400 tons of bombs on the civilian population.
  • 1945: in Berlin (Germany), the Soviet troops raise their flag at the top of the Reichstag. Before the arrival of the Soviets, to avoid being captured, Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker. Along with him, Eva Braun (wife) and the entire Goebbels family.
  • 1946: A British-American committee advocates for the prompt immigration to Palestine of 100,000 Jews.
  • 1947: in Medellín (Colombia) the Corporación Deportiva Club Atlético Nacional is founded.
  • 1948: in Bogotá (Colombia) the OAS is created with the signing of the Charter of the Organization of American States and the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man.
  • 1948: in the Enewetak Atoll ―in the framework of the Sandstone operation―, the United States detonates the Yoke (49 kiloton) atomic bomb, the seventh in human history.
  • 1949: the Ministro Pistarini International Airport is inaugurated in the city of Ezeiza (Argentina).
  • 1950: in the city of Viña del Mar (Chile) the biggest win of the football classics of that country takes place, in which Everton de Viña del Mar thrashes its classic rival, Santiago Wanderers by 17 goals against 0.
  • 1957: unofficial education is recognized in Spain and the titles of “doctor architect” and “doctor engineer” are created.
  • 1958: in Montevideo (Uruguay), during the visit of the Vice President of the United States, Richard Nixon, incidents are recorded at the university, where the president openly discussed with the students.
  • 1958: in Spain, the modifications to the Civil Code contemplate, among others, that “the request for separation can only be made by the innocent spouse.”
  • 1960: in the Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul, anti-government demonstrations force the proclamation of martial law.
  • 1961: South Africa withdraws from the British Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1961: At the Novolázarevskaya base (in Antarctica, 4110 km south of Cape Town), Soviet physician Leonid Rógozov (1934-2000) undergoes self-surgery to remove his infected appendix.
  • 1961: in Spain, Real Madrid is proclaimed champion of the Spanish soccer league, with the highest score achieved to date.
  • 1962: in Buenos Aires (Argentina), the Government of José María Guido and the Minister of Economy, Federico Pinedo (1895-1971), liberalize the exchange market. The peso devalues ​​64.5%.
  • 1963: in Germany, after four years, the construction of the arch bridge on the line between Schleswig-Holstein and the island of Fehmarn (located in the Baltic Sea) was completed.
  • 1963: France announces the construction of a nuclear test base on the Mururoa atoll.
  • 1964: the Soviet Union awards the Lenin prizes to the Algerian Ben Bella and the Spanish Dolores Ibárruri, the «Pasionaria».
  • 1965: in the United States, Life magazine publishes photographs of a fetus in the womb, taken by the Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson.
  • 1966: in the United States, Anton Szandor LaVey founds the Church of Satan.
  • 1967: the Ostankino television tower (533 meters) is inaugurated in Moscow.
  • 1967: in Spain, Luis Aragonés scores 4 goals in Atlético de Madrid’s 5-0 victory against RCD Mallorca in the first leg of the Copa del Rey round of 32.
  • 1969: in the area U7p and U7t of the Nevada Atomic Test Site (about 100 km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 9:00 (local time), the United States detonates its Blenton atomic bomb (51 kilotons, 558 meters deep) and Thistle (38 kt, 560 meters). They are the 619 and 620 bombs of the 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1974: Richard Nixon hands over the Watergate cassette tapes to the investigative commission.
  • 1974: Álvaro Cunhal (general secretary of the Portuguese Communist Party) arrives in Lisbon from exile.
  • 1975: Vietnam War ends when Viet Cong troops occupy Saigon
  • 1976: the film The Great Dictator, by Charles Chaplin, is released in Barcelona, ​​made in 1940 as a satire against the dictator Adolf Hitler, and banned by the dictator Francisco Franco for 36 years.
  • 1977: in front of the Casa Rosada (Buenos Aires) the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo begin their first march.
  • 1978: in Spain the PSP of Enrique Tierno Galván and the PSOE merge.
  • 1978: In the United States, according to a New York Times report, 1% of American adolescents suffer from anorexia nervosa.
  • 1980: Queen Juliana abdicates to the crown of the Netherlands and is succeeded by her daughter Beatrice.
  • 1982: the musical group Timbiriche was born in Mexico, made up of Benny Ibarra, Sasha Sokol, Alix Bauer, Diego Schoening, Mariana Garza and Paulina Rubio.
  • 1984: Rodrigo Lara Bonilla (Minister of Justice) is assassinated in Colombia.
  • 1986: in Santiago de Chile (during the Pinochet dictatorship) more than 1000 people are arrested in a massive raid practiced by the military with black faces, police and security forces.
  • 1986: in Palma de Mallorca the Second International Congress of the Catalan Language is inaugurated.
  • 1988: in Dublin, the song Ne partez pas sans moi, by the Canadian singer Céline Dion, wins the XXXIII Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland.
  • 1989: The United States and Japan cooperate to build the fighter jet of the future, the FSX.
  • 1990: the Holy See and Romania resume their relations, broken 42 years earlier.
  • 1991: 125,000 people die in Bangladesh as a result of a cyclone.
  • 1991: in Bogotá (Colombia), the former Minister of Justice, Enrique Low Murtra, is assassinated while leaving La Salle University.
  • 1992: in Sierra Leone, mutinous soldiers take power, after the flight of President Joseph Momoh to Guinea.
  • 1992: in Rosario (Argentina), at 3:30 in the morning an EAM 75 grenade (of Spanish origin) explodes in front of the birthplace of the revolutionary and guerrilla Ernesto “Che” Guevara (1928-1967), where days later it was planned to install a commemorative plaque.
  • 1993: In Switzerland, CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) announces that the Internet will be free with no fees due.
  • 1993: Cartoon Network Latin America begins its broadcasts in the United States
  • 1993: in the middle of the Hamburg Open (Germany), the Yugoslav tennis player Monica Seles is stabbed by a fanatic of her opponent (who was not imprisoned due to her insanity).
  • 1993: in Spain, the engineer Amable Liñán obtains the Prince of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research.
  • 1994: The 39th Eurovision Song Contest is held in Dublin, Ireland. Beat host country song Rock & Roll Kids by duo Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan.
  • 1994: Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian Formula 1 driver, dies at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.
  • 1994: in Spain, Antoni Asunción (Interior Minister) resigns due to his political responsibility in the flight of Luis Roldán (former director general of the Civil Guard), accused of various crimes.
  • 2000: in Vatican City, canonization of the Polish nun and mystic Faustina Kowalska, known as “Apostle of Mercy”, and institution of the Feast of Divine Mercy in the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church.
  • 2000: the Spanish rider Emilio Alzamora is proclaimed champion of the G. P. de España de Motociclismo in the 125 cc category and the American Kenny Roberts, in the 500 cc event.
  • 2001: The Soyuz TM-32, which had departed 48 hours before the Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakhstan) with the American billionaire Dennis Tito on board, successfully docked with the International Space Station.
  • 2002: in Pakistan a referendum maintains the military government of Pervez Musharraf another five years.
  • 2002: 19 prisoners die in a fire in an Algerian prison.
  • 2002: The latest video game for Nintendo 64 platforms is released, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3.
  • 2003: in Fallujah (Iraq), three Iraqis are killed by US soldiers, in a new day of protests against the presence of the invading troops.
  • 2003: in the province of Santa Fe (Argentina) floods kill seven people.
  • 2004: in the United Kingdom, the CBS chain broadcasts photos that reflect torture and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners committed by American soldiers.
  • 2004: in Castilla-La Mancha, José María Barreda takes office as president, replacing José Bono (Rodríguez Zapatero’s new Defense Minister).
  • 2005: in the south of Iraq, investigators discover a grave with 1500 corpses.
  • 2005: three Egyptian terrorists die in Cairo in two attacks against foreigners.
  • 2005: in Spain, the unemployment rate stands at 10.2% (the lowest in the last 25 years).
  • 2006: In Nepal, Girija Prasad Koirala becomes the new prime minister and Parliament calls elections to elect a constituent assembly.
  • 2006: in Spain, the Ciudad Real Handball team achieves its greatest success by proclaiming itself European champion in a Spanish final, in which it beat Portland San Antonio from Pamplona.
  • 2006: three Spanish 125cc riders (Héctor Faubel, Álvaro Bautista and Sergio Gadea) take the podium at the Turkish Motorcycle Grand Prix, something that has not happened since 1989.
  • 2013: Queen Beatrix abdicates to the crown of the Netherlands and hers is succeeded by her son William Alexander.
  • 2018: the Non Stop People channel (Spain) ends its broadcasts on the Movistar + platform.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

April 30 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1245: Philip III, French King (d. 1285).
  • 1586: Rosa de Lima (Isabel Flores de Oliva), Peruvian nun, canonized by the Catholic Church (f. 1617).
  • 1651: John Baptist de La Salle, French religious, canonized by the Catholic Church (f. 1719).
  • 1662: Mary II, English queen (d. 1694).
  • 1734: Pedro López de Lerena, Spanish politician (d. 1792).
  • 1770 – David Thompson, British-born Canadian explorer (d. 1857).
  • 1777: Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1855).
  • 1803: Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prussian military man (d. 1879).
  • 1831: Bilintx, Basque poet and versolari (f. 1976).
  • 1845: Oliveira Martins, Portuguese writer and historian (d. 1894).
  • 1857: Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1939).
  • 1864: Maria Gordon, Scottish geologist and paleontologist (d. 1939).
  • 1879: Wenceslao Benítez Inglott, rear admiral, scientist and Spanish engineer (d. 1954).
  • 1883: Indalecio Prieto, Spanish politician (d. 1962).
  • 1888: John Crowe Ransom, American poet and academic (d. 1974).
  • 1893: Joachim von Ribbentrop, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nazi Germany (d. 1946).
  • 1899: Lucie Mannheim, German actress (d. 1976).
  • 1901: Simon Kuznets, Russian-American economist, 1971 Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (d. 1985).
  • 1902: Theodore Schultz, American economist, 1979 Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (d. 1998).
  • 1905: Fernando Briones Carmona, Spanish painter (d. 1988).
  • 1908: Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990).
  • 1909: Juliana of the Netherlands, Dutch queen (d. 2004).
  • 1910: Al Lewis, American actor (d. 2006).
  • 1912: Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado, military and vice president of the Spanish Government (f. 1995).
  • 1913: Enrique Soladrero, Spanish footballer (d. 1976).
  • 1914: Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian musician (d. 2008).
  • 1915: Pablo Pérez Zañartu, Chilean engineer and politician (d. 1987).
  • 1916: Claude Shannon, American engineer and mathematician (d. 2001).
  • 1920: Tom Moore, military man and British war veteran (d. 2021).
  • 1920: Gerda Lerner, American historian and writer (d. 2013).
  • 1922: Vitillo Ábalos, Argentine musician.
  • 1922: Martín Karadagian, Argentine athlete, wrestler and actor (d. 1991).
  • 1923: Eduardo Fernández Meyzán, Peruvian soccer player (f. 2002).
  • 1924: Gonzalo Fernández de la Mora, Spanish essayist and writer (f. 2002).
  • 1926: Hippolyte Van Den Bosch, Belgian footballer and coach. (f. 2011).
  • 1926: Ángel Rama, Uruguayan writer (d. 1983).
  • 1932: Miguel de la Quadra-Salcedo, Spanish reporter (d. 2016).
  • 1932: Antonio Tejero Molina, Spanish military coup leader.
  • 1936: Antonio García-Bellido, Spanish biologist, professor and researcher.
  • 1938: Germán Espinosa, Colombian writer (f. 2007).
  • 1938: Eduardo Menem, Argentine lawyer and politician.
  • 1938: Larry Niven, American writer.
  • 1943: Frederick Chiluba, Zambian politician (d. 2011).
  • 1944: Selva Alemán, Argentine actress.
  • 1944: Félix de Azúa, Spanish poet and novelist.
  • 1944: Jill Clayburgh, American actress (d. 2010).
  • 1945: Michael Smith, American astronaut (d. 1986).
  • 1945: Peggy Sol, Argentine actress, dancer and singer.
  • 1946: Carlos XVI Gustavo, Swedish king.
  • 1948: Eduardo Haro Ibars, Spanish poet (d. 1988).
  • 1949: António Guterres, Portuguese politician and physical engineer, UN Secretary General since 2016.
  • 1953: Joan Massagué, Spanish doctor.
  • 1954: Jane Campion, New Zealand filmmaker.
  • 1955: Julio Cobos, Argentine engineer and politician.
  • 1956: Jorge Chaminé, Portuguese baritone.
  • 1956: José Antonio Gil Vidal, Argentine journalist.
  • 1956: Lars von Trier, Danish filmmaker.
  • 1958: Guillermo Capetillo, Mexican actor and singer.
  • 1959: Stephen Harper, Canadian politician and prime minister.
  • 1961: Isiah Thomas, American basketball player.
  • 1963: Alicia Miyares, Spanish philosopher and writer.
  • 1964: Eddy Herrera, Dominican merenguero singer.
  • 1965: Adrian Pasdar, American actor.
  • 1966: Peter Outerbridge, Canadian actor.
  • 1966: José Luis Rodríguez García, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1968: Adrián Czornomaz, Argentine footballer.
  • 1969: Paulo Jr., Brazilian bassist, of the band Sepultura.
  • 1970: Halit Ergenç, Turkish actor.
  • 1971: Carlos Baldomir, Argentine boxer.
  • 1973: Damián Manusovich, Argentine soccer player and sports journalist.
  • 1975: Johnny Galecki, Belgian-born American actor.
  • 1976: Amanda Palmer, American singer, of the band The Dresden Dolls.
  • 1977: Sergio Schulmeister, Argentine soccer player (f. 2003).
  • 1979: Gerardo Torrado, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1980: Leiva (singer), Spanish singer.
  • 1980: Tania Lamarca, Spanish gymnast.
  • 1980: Toño Pantaleón, Spanish actor.
  • 1980: Rubén Sanz Alonso, Spanish footballer.
  • 1980: Andris Vaņins, Latvian footballer.
  • 1980: Ana Karina Soto, Colombian television presenter.
  • 1981: Flávio Bolsonaro, Brazilian politician.
  • 1981: John O’Shea, Irish footballer.
  • 1981: Kunal Nayyar, British actor of Indian origin.
  • 1982: Lloyd Banks, American rapper.
  • 1982: Kirsten Dunst, American actress.
  • 1982: Drew Seeley, Canadian actor, singer and songwriter.
  • 1984: Victoria Spence, New Zealand actress.
  • 1985: Gal Gadot, Israeli actress and Miss Israel.
  • 1986: Dianna Agron, American actress, singer, director and screenwriter
  • 1987: Nikki Webster, Australian singer.
  • 1987: Simone Iacoponi, Italian footballer.
  • 1987: Dax McCarty, American footballer.
  • 1988: Ana de Armas, Cuban actress.
  • 1988: Junior, Argentine singer.
  • 1989: Valentina Carvajal, Chilean actress.
  • 1990: Mac DeMarco, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter.
  • 1992: Marc-André ter Stegen, German footballer.
  • 1992: Eduardo García, Spanish actor.
  • 1992: Travis Scott, American rapper.
  • 1994: José Peraza, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1996: Augusto Batalla, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1997: Sam Lammers, Dutch footballer.
  • 1997: Joan Sastre Vanrell, Spanish footballer.
  • 1997: Adam Ryczkowski, Polish footballer.
  • 1999: Jonathan Amon, American footballer.
  • 1999: Thomas Basila, French footballer.
  • 1999: Mikołaj Kwietniewski, Polish footballer.
  • 1999: Callum McCowatt, New Zealand footballer.
  • 2000: William Bianda, French footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

April 30 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 65: Seneca, Hispano-Roman writer (b. 4 BC).
  • 65: Lucanus, Spanish-Roman poet, nephew of Seneca (b. 39).
  • 1030: Mahmud of Ghazni, Afghan ruler of the Ghaznav Empire from 997 to 1030 (b.971).
  • 1063: Renzong, Chinese emperor (b. 1010).
  • 1315: Enguerrand de Marigny chamberlain and French minister (b. 1260).
  • 1341: Yann III le Bon, Breton aristocrat and military man (b. 1286).
  • 1551: Sebastián de Belalcázar, Spanish conqueror (b.1480).
  • 1557: Lautaro, Mapuche toqui (b. Ca. 1534).
  • 1632: Sigismund III Vasa, Polish King (b.1566).
  • 1637: Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warrior (b. 1571).
  • 1642: Dmitri Pozharski, Russian prince (b. 1578).
  • 1655: Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (b.1617).
  • 1706: Alonso de los Ríos y Berriz, Peruvian religious (b.1619).
  • 1792: John Montagu, English statesman (b. 1718).
  • 1793: Miguel de Olivares, Chilean Jesuit (b. 1672).
  • 1865: Robert FitzRoy, British sailor and meteorologist (b.1805).
  • 1879: Sarah Josepha Hale, American writer (b. 1788).
  • 1882: Ramón de Mesonero Romanos, Spanish writer (b.1803).
  • 1883: Édouard Manet, French impressionist painter (b. 1832).
  • 1890: Tomás Mosquera, Spanish politician (b. 1823).
  • 1900: Casey Jones, famous American train conductor (b. 1863).
  • 1938: Gloria Melgar Sáez, Spanish composer and painter (b. 1859).
  • 1941 – Edwin S. Porter, American filmmaker (b.1870).
  • 1942: Joseph Charles Arthur, American botanist (b.1850).
  • 1943: Beatrice Webb, British socialist economist and intellectual (b. 1858).
  • 1945: Adolf Hitler, Austrian politician, chancellor and German dictator; by suicide (b. 1889).
  • 1945: Eva Braun, German woman, wife of Adolf Hitler; by suicide (b.1912).
  • 1947: Francisco Cambó, Spanish Catalan politician (b. 1876).
  • 1956: Alben Barkley, American politician (b. 1877).
  • 1963: Vicente Risco, Spanish politician and intellectual (b. 1884).
  • 1970: Inger Stevens, American actress (b. 1934).
  • 1972: Clara Campoamor, Spanish politician (b. 1888).
  • 1974: Agnes Moorehead, American actress (b.1900).
  • 1980: Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet, journalist and politician, governor of Puerto Rico between 1949 and 1965 (b. 1898).
  • 1981: Paco Bienzobas, Spanish footballer (b.1909).
  • 1981 – Frank Socolow, American saxophonist (b.1923).
  • 1983: George Balanchine, Russian-American choreographer (b.1904).
  • 1983: Muddy Waters, American blues musician (b.1913).
  • 1984: Karl Rahner, German theologian (b.1904).
  • 1984: Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, Colombian politician and lawyer, Minister of Justice; assassinated (b.1946).
  • 1989: Sergio Leone, Italian filmmaker (b.1929).
  • 1989: Guy Williams, American film and television actor, El Zorro (b.1924).
  • 1993: Mario Evaristo, Argentine footballer (b.1908).
  • 1994: Manuel Enríquez Salazar, Mexican violinist and composer (b.1926).
  • 1994: Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian Formula 1 driver (b.1960).
  • 1996: Julio César Méndez Montenegro, Guatemalan lawyer, notary and politician, president of Guatemala between 1966 and 1970 (b. 1915).
  • 1998: Dominique Aury, French writer (b.1907).
  • 1998: Nizar Qabbani, Syrian poet (b.1923).
  • 2002: Isaac Wrzacki, Argentine actor and singer-songwriter (b. 1937).
  • 2006: Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian writer (b.1925).
  • 2007: Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (b. 1983).
  • 2007: Tom Poston, American actor (b.1921).
  • 2007: Gordon Scott, American actor (b.1926).
  • 2011: Ernesto Sabato, Argentine writer, essayist, physicist and painter (b.1911).
  • 2012: George Murdock, American actor (b.1930).
  • 2012: Alexander Dale Oen, Norwegian swimmer (b. 1985).
  • 2015: Ben E. King, American soul singer (b.1938).
  • 2016: Daniel Berrigan, American Catholic anarchist priest, activist and poet (b.1921).
  • 2019: Peter Mayhew, Anglo-American actor (b.1944).
  • 2020: Tony Allen, Nigerian drummer and composer (b.1940).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

April 30 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • International Jazz Day.
  • Paraguay: Teacher’s Day.
  • Mexico: Children’s Day.
  • Vietnam: Anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam.
  • Peru: Day of the Psychologist.
  • Northern and Central Europe: Walpurgis Night.
  • Uruguay: Rural Worker’s Day.
  • United States: Honesty Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

April 30 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Amador and companions, martyrs.
  • Saint Joseph Benito Cottolengo, priest.
  • Saint Pelegrín.
  • Saint Pius V, Italian pope.
  • Saint Pomodiano.
  • Saint Eutropius of Saintes.
  • Saint Mariana Centeno.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

April 30 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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