On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1916

Historical Events

  • Germany ratifies bill bringing in Daylight Saving Time - first country in the world

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Shannon, American mathematician and information theorist (A Mathematical Theory of Communication), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 2001)
  • Robert Shaw, American chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale), born in Red Bluff, California (d. 1999)
1916 Highlights

About April 30, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus