32 fun facts for April, 30

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
April 30 has many significant events worldwide, including the inauguration of George Washington, the Fall of Saigon, and the formation of the European Central Bank. It also boasts various celebrations, such as International Jazz Day, Malbec World Day, National Bubble Tea Day, and National Hairstylist Appreciation Day.
32 Fun facts
  1. On April 30, 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City, marking the beginning of the United States' government under the new U.S. Constitution.
  2. April 30, 1975, marked the Fall of Saigon, which signified the end of the Vietnam War. Thousands of frantic Vietnamese sought refuge in the US with Operation Frequent Wind, the largest helicopter evacuation ever recorded.
  3. In the Netherlands, April 30 was celebrated as Koninginnedag, or Queen's Day, until 2013. It was a national holiday honoring the birthday of Queen Beatrix. After her abdication, King's Day (Koningsdag) is celebrated on April 27, King Willem-Alexander's birthday.
  4. In 1803, the United States acquired the Louisiana Territory from France in the historic Louisiana Purchase. This doubled the size of the country, expanding its territory by 828,000 square miles.
  5. On April 30, 1945, German dictator Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his underground bunker as Allied forces closed in on Berlin. This marked a turning point in World War II and led to Germany's unconditional surrender.
  6. Malbec World Day is celebrated on April 30, commemorating the day in 1853 when Argentine President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento made it his mission to revolutionize Argentina's wine industry by experimenting with the Malbec grape variety.
  7. April 30th is the International Jazz Day, a global event celebrating the cultural importance of jazz music, its diplomacy, and its ability to unite people around the world.
  8. In 1977, Manny Ramirez, a famous professional Dominican-American baseball player, was born on April 30. He is a 12-time All-Star and a nine-time Silver Slugger Award winner.
  9. On April 30, 1948, the Land Rover motor vehicle made its debut at the Amsterdam Motor Show. Originally designed for farming and agricultural use, it soon became a popular off-road vehicle worldwide.
  10. Ratification Day is celebrated on April 30 in Turkey. It commemorates the ratification of the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923, which led to the international recognition of the sovereignty of the new Republic of Turkey.
  11. On April 30, 1851, the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations opened in London's Hyde Park in a massive glass structure known as the Crystal Palace. It showcased innovations in technology and design from around the world, attracting more than six million visitors.
  12. In 1897, British physicist J.J. Thomson announced his discovery of the electron, a fundamental particle of matter, on April 30. This finding revolutionized our understanding of atomic structure.
  13. On April 30, 1904, the Saint Louis World's Fair opened in Missouri, showcasing the latest in innovation, art, and culture from around the world. Some popular foods, like the ice cream cone and cotton candy, were popularized at this event.
  14. In 1927, American actress and singer Cloris Leachman was born on April 30. During her prolific career, she won an Academy Award, an Emmy, and a Golden Globe.
  15. On April 30, 1930, the first World Cup soccer tournament was announced by FIFA President Jules Rimet. The inaugural tournament was held in Uruguay in 1930, and the host nation emerged as the winner.
  16. In 1939, the New York World's Fair opened on April 30, showcasing the "World of Tomorrow." The fair was known for its futuristic exhibits, including the introduction of television to the American public.
  17. On April 30, 1961, the Soviet Union launched the first manned space mission. Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth, cementing the USSR's dominance in the early years of the Space Race.
  18. In 1971, the composer and singer Kirstjen Michele Nielson was born on April 30. She is a former American government official, best known as the Secretary of Homeland Security in the Trump administration from 2017 to 2019.
  19. On April 30, 1993, CERN announced that the World Wide Web would be free for public use, paving the way for the rapid growth and transformation of the internet that has changed our lives in various ways.
  20. Filipino actor and singer Diether Ocampo was born on April 30, 1976. He is best known for his roles in various Filipino television dramas and films throughout his career.
  21. National Honesty Day is observed on April 30 in the United States. This day encourages people to be honest, truthful, and genuine in their words and actions.
  22. April 30 is National Bubble Tea Day in the United States, celebrating the popular Taiwanese drink, which consists of tea mixed with flavored milk and tapioca pearls known as "bubbles" or "pearls."
  23. National Hairstylist Appreciation Day is observed on April 30 in the United States. It is a day to show appreciation to hairstylists and other professionals in the beauty industry.
  24. April 30, 1928, marked the opening of the first seeing-eye school for guide dogs in the United States. The facility trained and paired visually impaired individuals with guide dogs, leading to the establishment of The Seeing Eye as a vital service for the blind community.
  25. In 1934, Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam, opened on April 30. It is a concrete arch-gravity dam that spans the Colorado River border between Arizona and Nevada in the United States.
  26. In 1938, Bugs Bunny, a beloved cartoon character created by Tex Avery, made his debut on April 30 in the animated short film "Porky's Hare Hunt."
  27. On April 30, 1993, American tennis player Monica Seles was stabbed in the back by an obsessed fan during a quarter-final match in Hamburg, Germany. This attack led to security enhancements at professional tennis events.
  28. In 1952, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands signed a law on April 30 that granted independence to the Dutch territory of Suriname, ending centuries of colonial rule.
  29. April 30, 1939, is known as the day the first Soviet-built aircraft, a Tupolev ANT-20, made its maiden flight. The aircraft was a massive eight-engined monoplane, and at the time of its construction, it was the heaviest aircraft in the world.
  30. On April 30, 1998, the European Central Bank was established in Frankfurt, Germany, as the central bank for all countries that have adopted the euro as their official currency.
  31. In 1997, Ellen DeGeneres publicly announced her homosexuality on April 30 by coming out of the closet on her "The Puppy Episode" on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
  32. In the United States, National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is observed each year on April 30. It raises awareness about the thousands of pets waiting for adoption in shelters across the country.