Thursday, July 7, 2011

GT: April 30 In History

It has been a while since I last joined this fun Girls Talk meme so when I checked out today's topic, I thought it would be fun to join. I am curious too as to what events took place on the day of my birth in different years.

April 30 is my birth date. Don't ask about the year though. Hehe!

So according to Wikipedia:
"April 30 is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 245 days remaining until the end of the year."

It is indeed interesting to learn that there are lots of events, births, deaths and holidays that took place on this day. Here's some of them:

EVENTS:

1006 – Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus.

1492 – Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.

1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

1937 – The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.

1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.

2009 – Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

BIRTHS:

1553 – Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont, queen of France (d. 1601)
1662 – Queen Mary II of England (d. 1694)
1777 – Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician (d. 1855)
1902 – Theodore Schultz, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
1982 – Kirsten Dunst, American actress

DEATHS:

1131 – Adjutor, Roman Catholic Saint
1792 – John Montagu, supposed inventor of the sandwich (b. 1718)
1883 – Édouard Manet, French painter (b. 1832)
1945 – Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler's wife (b. 1912)
1989 – Princess Bang-ja of Korea (b. 1901)
2009 – Venetia Burney, Person who suggested Pluto's name for the planet (b. 1918)

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES:

  • Children's Day (Mexico)
  • April 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Consumer Protection Day (Thailand)
  • May Eve, the eve of the first day of summer (see May 1):
  •        Beltane Fire Festival (Calton Hill, Edinburgh)
  • National Persian Gulf Day (Iran)
  • Queen's Day, the largest one-day holiday in the Netherlands.
  • Reunification Day (Vietnam)
  • Teacher's Day (Paraguay)

These are just some of the interesting things that happened on April 30. Many great people were born and died on this day. And more interesting is that Wednesday and Thursday are my lucky days since these were the days I was "conceived" and my heart first beat respectively. I am exactly 31 years 10 weeks 4 days 22 hours 54 minutes 45 seconds old today. (Courtesy of PokeMyBirthday.com) You do the math. :D

That's about it! Glad to have learned something more about my birth date. How about you? Would you like to know more about your birthdate? Then why not share it with us here on GT? Just click on the badge below to join!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Girls Talk

6 comments:

march on... said...

isn't it great to learn all about this fun cool stuff? :)

lyzacruz88 said...

such interesting and fun facts, sis!

http://www.lyzalane.info/2011/07/gt-my-birthdate.html

nancy said...

Ay, here comes Kirsten Dunst again, hahaha! Pangalawa na tong nabasa ko.. :D

Followed your blog sis:)

jared's mum said...

i did not know Hitler committed suicide!staggering facts!
here's my entry, happy GT! :)

Beauty Queen Gene said...

wow puro royalties at geniuses mare a. and dunst too! i love that girl! sabi ko bat parang may isang Girl Talker na kabirthday din si Dunst? LOL. si mareng yami pala yun, magkabirthday nga pala kayo. haha! hay grabe amnesia ko :P

freelancer24kha said...

Wow. .So surprised about the fact happened on your day in 1945. I didn't know that the couple committed suicide. Maybe I am not just aware of the trivia but knowing this sounds cool. Thanks for sharing..
Happy GT.. Late posting and visiting..mine is up here

I am your newest follower here.. yey!.. hope you can follow me too.. Thanks a lot..mwuah

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