On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Coordinated double suicide attack kills 36 in Kabul, Afghanistan, including nine journalists
  • Etienne Terrus art museum in Elne, France, reveals half of its collection are fakes

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New species of water beetle from Malaysian Borneo’s Maliau Basin named after actor Leonardo DiCaprio

  • Pakistani city of Nawabshah sets global record for an April temperature, recording high of 50.2C
  • Sajid Javid is named UK Home Secretary by Prime Minister Teresa May

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Superhero film "Avengers: Infinity War" sets new record for an opening weekend earning $250 million in the US, $630 million worldwide

  • World's oldest known spider, a female trapdoor, dies after being killed by a wasp sting in Western Australia, aged 43