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 the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 30th April. The students can refer to 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

1492: Spain gave Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.

1622: Shah Jahan Married to Mumtaj.

1789: George Washington took the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

1863: Naval Force East India Comapny was merged with the British Naval Fleet.

1888: Hailsones kill 246 in Moradabad.

1897: J. J. Thomson of the Cavendish Laboratory announced his discovery of the electron as a subatomic particle, over 1,800 times smaller than a proton.

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.

1945: Adolf Hitler committed suicide by gunshot in his Fuhrerbunker in Berlin.

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

1982: Bijan Setu massacre in Calcutta.

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.

1995: Bill Clinton became the first US president to visit Northern Ireland.

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

1777: Carl Friedrich Gauss, a German mathematician, and physicist.

1843: Ramchandra Bhikaji Gunjikar, marathi novelist and editor, was born.

1870: Dadasaheb Phalke, an Indian producer-director-screenwriter, known as the Father of Indian cinema.

1896: Maa Anandamayee (1896-1982), God-intoxicated yogini and mystic Bengali saint, was born at Kheora.

1909: Tukadoji Maharaj, a spiritual saint from Maharashtra, India.

1909: Kirpal Prem Nath, educationist, was born at Moga (Punjab).

1909: R. Shankar, politician, journalist and former Chief Minister of Kerala, was born.

1910: Sri Sri, an Indian Telugu-language poet, and lyricist.

1921: Roger Lee Easton, an American scientist.

1926: Shrinivas Khale, Indian composer (d. 2011)

1944: Sonal Mansingh, an Indian classical Bharatnatyam dancer.

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: Mahmud of Ghazni, the first independent ruler of the Turkic dynasty of Ghaznavids.

1837: Hari Singh Nalwa, Commander-in-chief of the Sikh Khalsa Fauj, the army of the Sikh Empire.

1883: Édouard Manet, a French modernist painter.

1945: Adolf Hitler, a German dictator.

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)

2020: Rishi Kapoor, an Indian actor.

Further Reading

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