This Day in History- April 30

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While doing your usual activities, do you pause and think about the day? How many times a particular date occurred in the past and what all events happened on that day? Take April 30 for instance! Did you know Rajesh Khanna got the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards on 30th April? In this blog, we aim to familiarize you with all the important events that took place on this very day in History. 

What Happened in India on April 30?

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1837- Hari Singh Nalwa who is remembered as the great Sikh warrior was called as the Chief of Army Staff of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

1955- The renowned Imperial Bank of India nationalized.

1982-In Kolkata, the severe Bijon Setu massacre occurred on 30 April.

2012– Nearby the bank of river Brahmaputra, an overloaded ferry capsizes which led to the demise of at least 103 people.

2013- The legendary Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna was declared “The First Superstar of Indian cinema” at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards.

Global Events that Occurred on April 30 

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1789: In the New York office, George Washington took the oath as the first president of the United States. 

1859: Charles Dickens the famous author published his first work “A Tale of Two Cities” in a famous literary periodical named “All the Year Round”. 

1897: British Physicist JJ Thomson announced the discovery of the electron which came as a revolution in the field of science as it opened up the doors to the study of atoms and their structure. This discovery was also awarded the Nobel prize for Physics.

1900: A renowned engineer John Luther Cassey Jones from the Illinois Central Railroad met with a train accident and died in Mississippi. His arduous efforts to save the lives of hundreds of passengers are still commemorated. 

1939: The first-ever public television broadcast in New York, US was made by the National Broadcasting Company. 

1945: Adolf Hitler along with his wife Eva Braun committed suicide on 30 April 1945 as the Soviet troops were approaching his Berlin bunker. 

1968: The division of North Vietnamese troops in the village of Dai Do was attacked by the US marines. 

1975: when the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell under the communist forces, the war in Vietnam was ended. 

1980: A bunch of terrorists were seized in the Iranian embassy in London, United Kingdom. 

1993: Popular Tennis star Monica Seles was stabbed by an obsessed fan. Hence, she couldn’t play any tournament for over 2 years. 

1998: NATO was included in countries like Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic after expansion. All the nations formally admitted following NATO on its 50th-anniversary summit. 

Important Birthdays

Here is a list of important birthdays that are recorded on 30 April around the world- 

  • 1927: Fathima Beevi 
    Fathima Beevi was a popular former judge of the Supreme Court of India who was born on this date.
  • 1942- Sonal Mansingh
    Prolific Indian classical dancer and Guru of Bharatanatyam and Odissi dancing style, Sonal Mansingh celebrated his birthday on this date. He has delivered many eye-catching pieces over the past few years. 
  • 1967- Meenakshi Lekhi
    Meenakshi Lekhi is a prominent Indian politician and a vital member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • 1980: Keith Sequeira
    Rising to popularity after the famous TV series Big Boss, Kieth Sequeira is amongst the famous personalities of the modelling world. He has been seen playing side roles in various Bollywood movies like Malang, Calendar Girls, etc. 
  • 1987- Rohit Sharma
    Another celebrity who celebrates his birthday on 30 April is the legendary cricket player Rohit Sharma. He is currently the vice-captain of the Indian national team and plays the role of opener batsman in the team. He has several national and international cricket records under his name.
  • 1988- Rahi Chakraborty
    Rahi Chakraborty is a famous singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer of the Bollywood industry.

Thus, we hope that we have helped you with all the important events of 30th April through this blog. We at Leverage Edu help students embark upon their dream educational journey. Get in touch with us today to kick start yours. Stay tuned with us for more such engaging content. 

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