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    What happened on May 30

    • May 30, 1087 German emperor Henry IV crowns his son Koenraad

    • May 30, 1100 Burchard becomes bishop of Utrecht

    • May 30, 1381 English boer uprising begins in Essex

    • May 30, 1416 Jerome of Prague burned as a heretic by the Church

    • May 30, 1416 "The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund, a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for heresy."

    • May 30, 1431 "Condemned heretic Joan of Arc is burned at the stake in Rouen, France"

    • May 30, 1431 "Hundred Years' War: In Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal."

    • May 30, 1434 Battle at Lipany

    • May 30, 1434 "Hussite Wars (Bohemian Wars): Battle of Lipany - Effectively ending the war, Utraquist forces led by Divi Boek of Miletnek defeat and almost annihilated Taborite forces led by Prokop the Great."

    • May 30, 1498 Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America

    • May 30, 1522 French troops driven out of Genoa

    • May 30, 1527 University of Marburg (Germany) founded

    • May 30, 1536 English king Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour

    • May 30, 1539 "In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold."

    • May 30, 1574 Henry III becomes King of France.

    • May 30, 1574 Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France

    • May 30, 1574 Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs Louis de Boisot)

    • May 30, 1584 Earl Adolf van Nieuwenaar/Meurs becomes viceroy of Gelderland

    • May 30, 1588 Spanish Aramada under Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England

    • May 30, 1588 The last ship of the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.

    • May 30, 1631 France/Maximilian van Bavarian signs Accord of Fontainebleau

    • May 30, 1635 Thirty Years' War: Peace of Prague (1635) signed.

    • May 30, 1646 Spain & Netherlands signs temporary cease fire

    • May 30, 1783 Benjamin Tower of Philadelphia publishes first daily newspaper in US

    • May 30, 1793 Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public

    • May 30, 1806 Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after the man had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

    • May 30, 1808 Napoleon annexes Tuscany & gave it seats in French Senate

    • May 30, 1814 "The first Treaty of Paris, after Napoleon's first abdication"

    • May 30, 1821 James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose

    • May 30, 1822 House slave betrays Denmark Vesey conspiracy (37 blacks hanged)

    • May 30, 1832 Evariste Galois give his theory on free assembly (dies in duel May 31)

    • May 30, 1832 The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is first opened.

    • May 30, 1842 John Francis attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria

    • May 30, 1848 "M‚xico ratifies treaty giving US; New Mexico, California & parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona & Colorado in return for $15 million"

    • May 30, 1848 Second battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians

    • May 30, 1848 William G Young patents ice cream freezer cool idea

    • May 30, 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed Missouri Compromise opens north slavery

    • May 30, 1854 The Kansas-Nebraska Act becomes law establishing the US territories of Nebraska and Kansas.

    • May 30, 1854 The U S territories of Nebraska and Kansas are established

    • May 30, 1858 Hudson Bay Company's rights to Vancouver Island revoked

    • May 30, 1862 Battle of Booneville MS - captured General Beauregard evacuates Corinth MS

    • May 30, 1864 Battle of Bethesda Church VA

    • May 30, 1864 Cavalry fight at Old Church (Totopotomoy Creek) VA

    • May 30, 1868 "Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern ""Memorial Day"") observed in the United States for the first time (By ""Commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic"" John A. Logan's proclaimation on May 5)."

    • May 30, 1868 Memorial Day first observed when 2 women in Columbus MS placed flowers on both Confederate & Union graves

    • May 30, 1871 The Paris Commune falls.

    • May 30, 1872 Mahlon Loomis patents wireless telegraphy

    • May 30, 1876 Ottoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murat V.

    • May 30, 1879 92§ F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland OH in May

    • May 30, 1879 Gilmore Garden (NYC) renamed Madison Square Garden

    • May 30, 1879 New York City's Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.

    • May 30, 1883 A rumor that the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge is in danger of collapsing triggers a stampede that kills 12

    • May 30, 1883 "In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede which crushes twelve people."

    • May 30, 1883 Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12

    • May 30, 1889 The brassiere is invented (good or bad?)

    • May 30, 1895 "W G Grace scores his 1,000th Cricket run of the season after 22 days"

    • May 30, 1896 "First car accident occurs, Henry Wells hit a bicyclist (NYC)"

    • May 30, 1908 Aldrich Vineland Currency Act forerunner to Federal Reserve System

    • May 30, 1908 First federal workmen's compensation law approved

    • May 30, 1908 Paris advocate E Archdeacon is first passenger in a airplane

    • May 30, 1909 National Conference on the Negro is held

    • May 30, 1909 Reuben Siegel laid cornerstone of first home in Tel-Aviv

    • May 30, 1911 "At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race in his Marmon Wasp."

    • May 30, 1912 US Marines sent to Nicaragua

    • May 30, 1913 "First Balkan War ends with the, Treaty of London"

    • May 30, 1913 "First Balkan War: Treaty of London, 1913 signed ending the war. Albania becomes an independent nation."

    • May 30, 1913 New country of Albania is formed

    • May 30, 1914 "New & then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City."

    • May 30, 1917 Alexander I becomes king of Greece.

    • May 30, 1921 "Memorial to Captain Eddie Grant, killed in WWI, unveiled at Polo Grounds"

    • May 30, 1921 Salzburg Austria votes to join Germany

    • May 30, 1922 Latvia & Vatican sign accord

    • May 30, 1922 "The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated today in Washington, D C , by Chief Justice William Howard Taft"

    • May 30, 1924 Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists

    • May 30, 1925 British mariners shoot on demonstrators

    • May 30, 1933 Patent on invisible glass installation

    • May 30, 1935 "Babe Ruth plays in his last baseball game, in the uniform of the Boston Braves."

    • May 30, 1937 "Memorial Day Massacre - Chicago police shoot on union marchers at Republic Steel Plant in Chicago, 10 die"

    • May 30, 1941 "English Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government"

    • May 30, 1941 First anti semitic measures in Serbia

    • May 30, 1941 German capture Kreta

    • May 30, 1941 The Canadian passenger ship SS Nerissa torpedoed off Ireland 73 Cdn. Army personnel lost

    • May 30, 1941 "World War II: Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas climb on the athenian Acropolis, tear down the nazi swastika and replace it with the Greek flag."

    • May 30, 1942 "1,047 bombers bomb Cologne in RAF's raid of WWII"

    • May 30, 1942 Reichsfhrer Himmler arrives in Prague

    • May 30, 1942 US aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor

    • May 30, 1942 "World War II: 1000 British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany."

    • May 30, 1943 French General De Gaulle arrives in Algiers

    • May 30, 1943 US troops reconquer Attu Aleutians

    • May 30, 1944 Transport NR75 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany

    • May 30, 1946 United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (New York) 42 die

    • May 30, 1948 "A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless."

    • May 30, 1949 East Germans constitution approved

    • May 30, 1949 NPS/VHP win first general election in Suriname

    • May 30, 1953 "The Auckland Harbour Bridge was officially opened today in Auckland, New Zealand."

    • May 30, 1955 Said el-Mufti forms Jordan Government

    • May 30, 1955 Tunisia begins domestic self governing

    • May 30, 1956 Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee FL

    • May 30, 1956 Composer Karlheinz Stockhausen premieres his piece Gesang der Jnglinge in Cologne.

    • May 30, 1957 Real Madrid wins 2nd Europe Cup 1 in Madrid

    • May 30, 1958 "Memorial Day: The remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery."

    • May 30, 1958 Unidentified soldiers killed in WWII & Korean War buried in Arlington

    • May 30, 1959 Iraq terminates military assistance pact with US due to neutrality

    • May 30, 1959 President Somoza ends emergency crisis in Nicaragua

    • May 30, 1959 World's first hovercraft (SR-N1) tested at Cowes England

    • May 30, 1961 "Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die"

    • May 30, 1962 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)

    • May 30, 1962 "Benjamin Britten's ""War Requiem"" premieres"

    • May 30, 1964 "Beatles' ""Love Me Do"" single goes #1"

    • May 30, 1965 "Viet Cong offensive against US base Da Nang, begins"

    • May 30, 1965 "Vivian Malone, is first black to graduate from University of Alabama"

    • May 30, 1966 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam

    • May 30, 1966 Former Congolese Prime Minister Evariste Kimba and several other politicians are publicly executed in Kinshasa on the orders of President Joseph Mobutu.

    • May 30, 1966 US launches Surveyor 1 to the Moon

    • May 30, 1967 "At the Ascot Park in Gardena, California, daredevil Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle over 16 cars lined-up in a row."

    • May 30, 1967 Biafra declares independence from Nigeria

    • May 30, 1967 "Robert ""Evel"" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles"

    • May 30, 1967 "The Nigerian Eastern Region declares independence as the Republic of Biafra, sparking a civil war."

    • May 30, 1967 "Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball"

    • May 30, 1968 "Beatles begin work on their only double album ""The Beatles"""

    • May 30, 1968 President De Gaulle disbands French parliament

    • May 30, 1968 "University church in Leipzig German Democratic Republic, blown up"

    • May 30, 1968 West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law

    • May 30, 1969 Gibraltar adopts constitution

    • May 30, 1969 "People revolt in Willemstad, Cura‡ao"

    • May 30, 1969 Riots on the Caribbean island of Curaao

    • May 30, 1971 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; after drinking LSD apple juice

    • May 30, 1971 "Train crash at Duivendrecht Netherlands, 5 die"

    • May 30, 1971 US Mariner 9 first satellite to orbit Mars launched

    • May 30, 1972 "3 Japanese PFL terrorists kill 24, wound 72 at Tel Aviv's Lod International Airport"

    • May 30, 1972 "In Tel Aviv, members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport Massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others."

    • May 30, 1972 The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout Britain.

    • May 30, 1973 Ajax wins 3rd Europe Cup

    • May 30, 1975 "Wings release ""Venus & Mars"" album"

    • May 30, 1976 Bobby Unser sets world record for the fastest pit stop (4 seconds)

    • May 30, 1979 Percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80

    • May 30, 1980 "Turner's painting ""Juliet & Her Nurse"" sells for $6.4 million"

    • May 30, 1981 """Nightline"" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)"

    • May 30, 1981 Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers

    • May 30, 1982 "Cal Ripken begins his streak of 2,130 baseball games. It ends September 6, 1995."

    • May 30, 1982 Spain becomes 16th member of NATO

    • May 30, 1982 Spain becomes the 16th member of NATO and the first nation to enter the alliance since West Germany's admission in 1955.

    • May 30, 1983 "Surrey all out for 14 vs Essex, their lowest score ever"

    • May 30, 1984 Bomb explodes in rebel leader Eden Pastora headquarters in Nicaragua

    • May 30, 1984 Liverpool wins 29th Europe Cup 1 in Rome

    • May 30, 1986 Ariane-2 (ESA) launched

    • May 30, 1987 Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for World Boxing Council heavyweight boxing title

    • May 30, 1987 North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video

    • May 30, 1987 Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Douglas in 10 for International Boxing Federation heavyweight boxing title

    • May 30, 1987 West German Mathias Rust lands airplane on Red Square causes quite a stir in the Kremlin!! Some say the beginning of th eend of the R

    • May 30, 1989 Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house

    • May 30, 1990 "Earthquake (6.4) hits Peru, killing 135"

    • May 30, 1991 64th National Spelling Bee: Joanne Lagatta wins spelling antipyretic

    • May 30, 1991 Supreme Court rules prosecutors can be sued for legal advice they give police & can be held accountable

    • May 30, 1992 Paul Simon weds Edie Brickell

    • May 30, 1992 UN votes for sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia to halt fighting

    • May 30, 1996 69th National Spelling Bee: Wendy Guey wins spelling vivisepulture

    • May 30, 1996 "John Tesh's final day as host of ""Entertainment Tonight"""

    • May 30, 1997 "Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set afire by 12 year old grandson"

    • May 30, 1997 "Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs may311889 The Johnstown Flood kills 2,000 to 5,000 Pennsylvanians in a city of 30,000"







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