30 April – This Day in History

This Day in History on 30 April

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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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