On This Day: What happened on 30 April?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 30 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 30 APRIL

1985 | The Brink Daily Mail and Sunday Express in South Africa published their last edition on this day. 

2013 | Following the abdication of Beatrix, Willem-Alexander was inaugurated as King of the Netherlands. 

2012 | An overloaded ferry capsized on the Brahmaputra River in India; at least 103 people died.

2009 | In an attempted assassination on Queen Beatrix, Seven civilians, and the perpetrator were killed and another ten injured at a Queen’s Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

2008 | Two skeletal remains found near Yekaterinburg, Russia was confirmed by Russian scientists as the remains of Alexei and Anastasia, two of the children of the last Tsar of Russia, whose entire family was killed in Yekaterinburg by the Bolsheviks.

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BIRTHDAYS

2003 | South Korean actor, Jung Yun-seok.

1969 | English accountant, and politician, Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening.

1990 | Canadian singer-songwriter, Mac DeMarco.

1961 | Icelandic footballer, Arnór Guðjohnsen.

1955 | Bosnian writer and screenwriter, Zlatko TopčiĿ.

1987 | South African cricketer, Chris Morris.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2013 | American director, producer, and screenwriter, Mike Gray, 78.

2012 | Russian-Israeli historian and academic, Benzion Netanyahu, 102.

2012 | Nicaraguan poet and politician, co-founded the Sandinista National Liberation Front, Tomás Borge, 82.

2016 | English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Harry Kroto, 77.

2012 | South African politician, Sicelo Shiceka, 46.

SPORTS

1982 | On this day, Roy Hodgson in his first managerial job in England was sacked by Bristol City. With six matches left they were close to relegation from Division 3 with 13 points from safety with only 6 matches left.

ENTERTAINMENT

The 2010 “Housefull” film was released worldwide on this day. It was directed by an Indian film director, Sajid Khan.

AFRICA FACT

About 1/4 of Africa’s land is covered by forest, where the Congo Basin is home to one of the world’s largest tropical forests and second only to the Amazon.

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