International Jazz Day (UNESCO)
International Jazz Day (UNESCO)

This Day in History on 30th April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 30th April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • International Jazz Day (UNESCO)
  • Martyr’s Day (Pakistan)
  • Teachers’ Day (Paraguay)
  • Father’s Day (Germany)

Important Events:

1888: Hailsones kill 246 in Moradabad.
1863: Naval Force East India Comapny was merged with the British Naval Fleet.
1908: Khudiram Bose along with Prafulla Chaki had planned to throw a bomb at a carriage supposed to be carrying the tyrannical magistrate Kingsford.
1936: Mahatma Gandhi started staying in Sevagram Ashram at Wardha in the Central Provinces, making it his headquarters.
1947: The entire nation is stirred by religious strife
1958: Shiekh Abdulla taken into custody.
1977: Nine Congress-ruled states placed under President’s rule. Janata Party formed.
1981: C. R. Krishnaswamy Rao was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 08-02-1985
1988: Raj Kapoor gets Dada Saheb Phalke award for 1988.
1991: BJP election manifesto promises Presidential form of government.
1992: Import duty on gold halved; minor concessions in direct taxes
1992: Over 7 years after the gas disaster, a Bhopal court orders attachment of Carbide properties in India.
1996: CBI concludes after 11 1/2 years of investigation that no espionage has taken place in what was dubbed the `ISRO spy scandal case’.
1996: Re-polling in 445 stations in six states.
1998: Anna Hazare, social worker, was awarded the CARE International humanitarian award for 1998.
1998: Sukh Ram, former Union Minister, decides to resign as a Minister in the Himachal Pradesh Government.
2012: An overloaded ferry capsizes on the Brahmaputra River in India killing at least 103 people.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1843: Ramchandra Bhikaji Gunjikar, marathi novelist and editor, was born.
1870: Dadasaheb Phalke alias Dhundiraj Gobind Phalke was born at Trymbakeshwar near Nasik, Maharashtra. He is remembered as the ‘Father of Indian Cinema’.
1896: Maa Anandamayee (1896-1982), God-intoxicated yogini and mystic Bengali saint, was born at Kheora.
1909: R. Shankar, politician, journalist and former Chief Minister of Kerala, was born.
1909: Kirpal Prem Nath, educationist, was born at Moga (Punjab).
1909: Sant Tukdoji Maharaj, great saint, patriot and social worker, was born at Yawali, district Amravati.
1926: Shrinivas Khale, Indian composer (d. 2011)
1964: Tony Fernandes, Malaysian-Indian businessman, co-founded Tune Group
1981: Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor
1987: Rohit Sharma, Indian cricketer

Death / Death Anniversary:

1030: Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni passed away in his capital.
1999: Jessica Lal, model and TV personality, was murdered in a crowded south Delhi restaurant.
2011: Dorjee Khandu, Indian politician, 6th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1955)
2014: Khaled Choudhury, Indian painter and set designer (b. 1919)

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