April 30: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On April 30, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The Louisiana Purchase, Albert Einstein’s PhD thesis, and the opening of the New York World’s Fair are all commemorated on April 30th, the 120th day of the Gregorian calendar.

Taurus is the zodiac sign for April 30. Gal Gadot, Dianna Agron, and Travis Scott all have April 30th birthdays. International Jazz Day, National Honesty Day, and National Raisin Day all fall on April 30th.


(April 30, 1789)
In Federal Hall in New York City, George Washington, the first president of the United States, was inaugurated on this day in 1789, speaking to his constituents on "the proceedings of a new and free government."


(April 30, 1897)
J.J. Thomson, an English physicist, revealed the discovery of the electron, which revolutionised our understanding of atomic structure and earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics.

(April 30, 1900)
Casey Jones, an American railroad engineer who was subsequently immortalised in song, perished in a train accident.

(April 30, 1900)
Sanford B. Dole becomes the governor of Hawaii, which becomes a US territory.

(April 30, 1927)
The Federal Industrial Institute for Women, the first women's federal prison in the United States, opens at Alderson, West Virginia.


(April 30, 2013)
Willem-Alexander was crowned King of the Netherlands after his mother, Queen Beatrix, abdicated after 33 years on the throne.

(Died on April 30, 2021)
Anthony Payne, English composer (b. 1936).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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