Saturday, April 30th is the 120th day of 2011. There are 245 days remaining until the end of the year (238 days until Christmas). If April 30th is your birthday, your zodiac sign is Taurus.
On April 30, 1938 (73 years ago), Warner Bros.' "wascally wabbit" first appeared on screen in the theatrical short "Porky's Hare Hunt." Bugs first said, "What's up, Doc?" and first kissed perennial foe Elmer Fudd in a cartoon called 'A Wild Hare', directed by Tex Avery and released by Warner Bros. in 1940. Avery wanted to call him Jack Rabbit, but he was finally named "Bugs" - the nickname of another cartoon director. The rabbit's noisy carrot munching was based on Clark Gable's carrot chewing in the film It Happened One Night (1934). Today, Bugs Bunny is arguably one of the most popular animated characters in the world.
Annually, April 30th is a day to celebrate honesty and those who are honest and honorable in their dealings with others. On Honesty Day people are encouraged to be more honest, and accepting of honesty. This may include telling friends, coworkers, family members and acquaintances about things that would have been left unsaid on other days. Information or opinions held back for the sake of politeness may be revealed on Honesty Day. In the United States, Honesty Day is frequently viewed as an observation celebrating the honesty of past presidents like George Washington (the legend of his childhood honesty about chopping down a cherry tree) and Abraham Lincoln (honest Abe).
Annually, April 30th is a day to thank your hairstylist for making you look and feel great about your hair - and yourself! Appearances make a difference (sometimes a very big difference) and hair styles can make a statement. Hairstylist Appreciation Day is a day to show your gratitude to the hairstylist in your life that makes that difference.
Annually, April 30th is Louisiana Purchase Day. This commemorates the U.S. real estate deal with France that transferred more than 820,000 square miles of the Louisiana Territory to the United States by France, for $15 million. This almost doubled the size of the U.S., extending its western border to the Rocky Mountains.
Annually, April 30th is Spank Out Day, a day on which all caretakers of children are asked not to use corporal punishment as discipline and to become acquainted with positive, effective disciplinary alternatives.
Annually, the last Saturday in April is National Go Birding Day.
Annually, the last Saturday in April is National Sense of Smell Day.
Annually, the last Saturday in April is National Rebuilding Day.
Annually, the last Saturday in April is World Healing Day.
Annually, the last Saturday in April is Bob Wills Day, a celebration of the creator of western swing in Turkey, Texas.
Annually, the last Saturday in April is Eeyore's Birthday Party. The celebration began in 1963 as a spring party and picnic for students at the University of Texas at Austin. Although named for the chronically depressed donkey in Winnie-the-Pooh, ironically, this event does not coincide with the official birthday of the fictional character.
Annually, from the sunset of April 30th till the sunset of May 1st, is one of the "Greater Sabbats" during the Wiccan year -- Beltane (also called Bealtaine, May Eve, Walpurgis Night, Cyntefyn, Roodmass and Cethsamhain).
On April 30, 1789, George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States.
On April 30, 1812, Louisiana became the 18th state.
On April 30, 1900, Hawaii was organized as a U.S. territory.
On April 30, 1900, John Luther "Casey" Jones, a train engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad, died in a wreck near Vaughan, Miss., after staying at the controls in an effort to save the passengers.
On April 30, 1939, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first president to appear on television when he was televised at the New York World's Fair.
On April 30, 2001, Chandra Levy, a federal government intern, went missing in Washington, D.C.
On April 30, 2009, Chrysler filed for bankruptcy protection.
Cloris Leachman (actress) - 1926 (85 years old)
Willie Nelson (country singer) - 1933 (78 years old)
Bobby Vee (singer) - 1943 (68 years old)
Stephen Harper (prime minister of Canada) - 1959 (52 years old)
Isiah Thomas (basketball player) - 1961 (50 years old)
Kirsten Dunst (actress) - 1982 (29 years old)
Wow, I did not know any of these.Interesting and educational.
On the news they said it was also the day for children - that was the translation from the spanish words. Like mother's or father's Day but for kids.
select one here...