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Famous Events For May 30

Famous Events For May 30 – Today In History

May 30: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – May 30  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 30th May 1381: In Essex, an English peasant uprising began today.
2. 30th May 1416: The Church today burned Jerome of Prague as a heretic.
3. 30th May 1431: John of Arc was today condemned as a witch and a heretic and was burned at a stake in Rouen, France.
4. 30th May 1498: Columbus today left Spain for his 3rd trip to America with 6 ships. He took 30 women along with him to the New World.


5. 30th May 1527: In Germany, the University of Marburg was founded today.
6. 30th May 1536: King Henry VIII of England married Jane Seymour, his 3rd wife.
7. 30th May 1539: Hernando de Soto, the Spanish explorer landed today with 600 soldiers at the Tampa Bay in Florida. He came in search of gold.
8. 30th May 1588:The  Spanish armada led by Medina-Sidonia left Lisbon for an invasion of England.

18th Century – What Happened on May 30 – The 1700s

9. 30th May 1783: The Pennsylvania Evening Post, a daily newspaper began publication in Philadelphia today. This was the first newspaper to be published in America.

19th Century – May 30 This Day That Year – The 1800s

10. 30th May 1808: Tuscany was today annexed by Napoleon. He gave it seats in the French Senate.
11. 30th May 1814: After the first abdication of Napoleon, the First Treaty of Paris was declared, returning France to its 1792 border. It also secured for British possession of the Cape of Good Hope.


12. 30th May 1848: The ice crème freezer was today patented by William Young.
13. 30th May 1848: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was today ratified by Mexico. It gave New Mexico, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado to the US in return for $15 million.
14. 30th May 1854: The US Congress today passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, drafted by Senator Stephen A Douglas of Illinois. The act allowed the people of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether to allow or not to allow slavery within their borders.
15. 30th May 1854: The safety elevator, an innovation of Elisha Graves Otis of Vermont, having a feature of the car getting locked in the shaft in the event of failure of the lifting rope, was today unveiled at the New York World’s Fair.
16. 30th May 1859: The Austrians were defeated at Palestro by the Piedmontese army which crossed the Sesia river.
17. 30th May 1862: Confederate General Beauregard evacuates Corinth, Mississippi as Union troops led by Union General Henry Halleck march in.
18. 30th May 1868: Two women placed flowers both on Confederate and Union graves, marking the beginning of Memorial Day.


19. 30th May 1879: In New York City, the Gilmore Garden was today renamed as Madison Square Garden.
20. 30th May 1883: A rumor that the newly opened Brooklyn Bridge in New York City was on the verge of collapsing caused a stampede and 12 people were crumpled to death in the stampede.
21. 30th May 1889: It was on this day that the brassiere was invented.
22. 30th May 1896: In New York City, Henry Wells hit a cyclist Ebeling Thomas causing the first car accident in the city.

20th Century – Important Events On This Day May 30th – The 1900s

23. 30th May 1908: The federal law, workman’s compensation law was approved today.
24. 30th May 1911: Ray Haroun, won the first Indianapolis long-distance auto race at an average speed of 74.4 MPH. One driver was killed in the race.
25. 30th May 1912: US marines were today dispatched to Nicaragua to protect American interests.
26. 30th May 1913: The Treaty of London ended the first Balkan War and the second Balkan War started.
27. 30th May 1913: this day marks the formation of the new country Albania.


28. 30th May 1921: The Tea Pot Dome oil reserves were today transferred to the Department of Interior by the US Navy.
29. 30th May 1921: The city of Salzburg in Austria today voted to join Germany.
30. 30th May 1922: Chief Justice William Howard Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln today dedicated the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.
31. 30th May 1924: The Rivoli Theater in Manhattan with the installation of the air conditioning system developed by Will Carrier opened today. This was soon followed by three more installations in Texas.
32. 30th May 1932: SoCal, which was earlier known as Standard Oil of California, discovered oil in Bahrain. This was the first time an American firm had discovered oil in the Middle East.
33. 30th May 1937: Police today opened fire on the demonstrators in front of the South Chicago Republic Steel Plant and killed 10 demonstrators and injured 87 others. This came to be known as The Memorial Day Massacre.
34. 30th May 1938: Atwo-day German-American Bund convention was opened by the followers of Adolf Hitler in San Francisco at the California Hall at Polk and Turk Street. Close to 3000 picketers shouted anti-Nazi slogans.

35. 30th May 1941: Anti-Semitic measures were enacted in Serbia today.
36. 30th May 1942: Yorktown, the US aircraft carrier leaves Pearl Harbor.
37. 30th May 1942: Heinrich Himmler the Reichsfuhrer arrived in Prague today.
38. 30th May 1943: During World War II, the American forces secured the Aleutian island of Attu from the Japanese today.
39. 30th May 1944: The ancient remains of Caligula’s ships, extracted from Lakee Nemi, were set on fire and destroyed in Rome today. German soldiers and American Artillery were blamed for the destruction.
40. 30th May 1947: Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Nagy was forced into exile by Soviet-backed communists. Dennyes Lajos was appointed his successor who served as the last non-communist Prime Minister of Hungary.
41. 30th May 1948: During a flood in Columbia River a dike holding the river back collapsed and the city of Vanport in Oregon was under water, killing 15 and leaving its inhabitants homeless.
42. 30th May 1954: Torrential rains and a series of tornados struck Nebraska. It left 6 dead and many more homeless and injured 10 miles southeast of Norfolk.

43. 30th May 1956: Bus boycott begins today in Tallahassee Florida.
44. 30th May 1958: Bodies of soldiers who were killed in the Korean conflict which were not identified were buried today at the Arlington National Cemetery.
45. 30th May 1959: In England the first full-size hovercraft, SR-N1 was today tested at Cowes on the Isle of Write. The hovercraft was designed by Sir Christopher Cockerel.
46. 30th May 1959: In Paraguay, President-Generalissimo Alfredo Stroessner disbanded the Parliament and established a Dictatorship.
47. 30th May 1962: “War Requiem” by Benjamin Britten, premiered today.
48. 30th May 1965: Vivian Malone graduated in Business Management from Alabama University today. She became the first black to get a business management degree from the said university.
49. 30th May 1965: At Da Nang in South Vietnam, the Vietcong launched an offensive against the US base.
50. 30th May 1967: In California, the daredevil motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel cleared 16 cars in Gardena today.
51. 30th May 1967: President Abdul Nasser stated in public that his basic objective was to destroy Israel. Arab countries and King Hussain of Jordan signed a pact that an attack on any of them is an attack on all and they would jointly take measures to repulse the attack, including the use of armed forces.

52. 30th May 1967:The  Soviet Union stated support of Arab countries and dispatched 10 additional Soviet warships to the Mediterranean.
53. 30th May 1968: President Charles de Gaul of France, delivered a forceful address over the TV to mobilize public opinion after the political activities which culminated in the student’s unrest.
54. 30th May 1971: The US today launched the space probe Mariner 9 to Mars. The probe is expected to send over 7000 pictures of Mars back to Earth.
55. 30th May 1972: A machine gun and hand grenade attack was staged at the Lod airport in Israel by three militants of the Japanese Army today, killing 24 and injuring 100 people.
56. 30th May 1979: All DC 10 aircraft of American Airlines were grounded for inspection of engine mounting bolts by government agencies, following a crash of their DC 10 aircraft in Chicago which claimed 274 lives.
57. 30th May 1980: Pope John Paul II arrived in France today. This was the first visit of the head of the Roman Catholic Church since the 19th century.
58. 30th May 1981: President Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh was murdered in an attempted coup. The Vice President imposed a strict curfew in and around Dacca. The fight is on between the rebels led by Maj Gen Abul Manzur and the loyalist troops.

59. 30th May 1981: The US today performed a nuclear test at its Nevada test site.
60. 30th May 1982: Spain today became the 16th country to become a member of NATO. It was the first country to enter the alliance after Germany which became a member in 1955.
61. 30th May 1986: 21 elderly passengers of a tourist bus were killed when the bus went out of control and plunged into the Walker River near the California-Nevada border.
62. 30th May 1987: Compact Disc Video was unveiled today by the North American Philips Company.
63. 30th May 1987: Two days after a German pilot entered Soviet air space in a small plane and flew up to Moscow, the Soviet defense minister and chief of Soviet Air Defense were fired.
64. 30th May 1988: Proposing a toast at a state dinner on the second day of the Moscow summit, Soviet leader Gorbachev called for closer ties with America. This he said should be done without interfering in domestic affairs, without sermonizing or imposing one’s views and ways.
65. 30th May 1989: At Tiananmen Square in Beijing, student demonstrators erected a 33-foot statue which they called the “Goddess of Democracy”.
66. 30th May 1990: An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck North Peru killing 137 people.
67. 30th May 1990: Fear of “Mad Cow” disease prompted France to ban the import of beef from England. Germany and Italy joined two days later severely affecting the export of British beef.
68. 30th May 1990: Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet President today arrived a Washington for a summit with President George Bush.

69. 30th May 1991: The US Supreme Court ruled today that prosecutors advising the police can be sued and forced to pay damages when the advice results in the violation of someone’s rights.
70. 30th May 1992: After the United Nations imposed sanctions on Yugoslavia to force Yugoslavia to observe a cease-fire in Bosnia-Herzegovina President Bush ordered the seizure of Yugoslavian government assets in the United States.
71. 30th May 1993: In the 77th Indianapolis 500, Emerson Fittipaldi emerged as a winner, driving at an average speed of 157.2 MPH.
72. 30th May 1994: North Korea was today warned by the United Nations Security Council to stop refueling nuclear reactors and allow UN monitors to perform a full inspection.
73. 30th May 1995: Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, in a letter to the UN Secretary General demanded guarantees of no further NATO air strike and de facto recognition of self-styled Serb state.
74. 30th May 1996: Ways to transplant testicular stem cells from one animal to the other and even from Species to species have been found by veterinary researchers.
75. 30th May 1996: An uncontested decree was granted to Prince Andrew and former Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, bringing to an end their 10-year-old marriage. They had two 5th daughters and the 6th in the line of succession of the British throne.
76. 30th May 1996: In Venezuela, its former President Carlos Andres Perez was today convicted on charges of corruption and misappropriation of secret security spending funds. He was sentenced to 28 months in prison and a fine.
77. 30th May 1997: “World Fund for Nature”, a Swiss-based organization said that the tiger population in the world, amounting to a few thousand, is dying off at the rate of one tiger a day.
78. 30th May 1998: Pakistan, in its 6th test in 3 days, set off a nuclear bomb today.
79. 30th May 1999: Astronauts from the Space Shuttle “Discovery”, during their spacewalk, rigged cranes and other tools on the international space station, and entered the orbiting port to carry out repairs and to supply spares.
80. 30th May 1999: Indian fighter jets pounded terrorists in the Kargil sector in Kashmir for the fifth day today.

21st Century – May 30 This Day In History – The 2000s

81. 30th May 2000: President Clinton of the USA began his weeklong visit to Europe for talks with the EU, by travelling to Portugal and meeting President George Sampaio.
82. 30th May 2000: Physicists are reported to have conducted experiments in which light beams appeared to travel faster than the speed of light.
83. 30th May 2001: In Germany, lawmakers today accorded final approval for payments amounting to $4.5 million to the last uncompensated Nazi victims of slave labor.
84. 30th May 2002: Yasser Arafat, the PLO leader, today signed the Basic Law package which gave his people basic rights to unregulated government operations.
85. 30th May 2003: In the United States the terrorist threat was lowered from orange to yellow by the US government.
86. 30th May 2004: The Indianapolis 500 was won by Buddy Rice in the rain.
87. 30th May 2005: The conservative opposition party in Germany today nominated a former chemistry researcher Angela Merkel who entered politics during the collapse of communism as its challenger to Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.
88. 30th May 2005: In a suspected suicide bombing on a Shiite Mosque in the southern city of Karachi in Pakistan 4 people were killed and dozed others were injured. Three of the four killed were the attackers.
89. 30th May 2006: Over 10,000 people protested in the streets of Sofia in Bulgaria demanding changes in the government’s economic and social policy, which according to them is responsible for the country’s rising cost of living.
90. 30th May 2010: The riot police in Kosovo resorted to the use of tear gas and pepper spray to separate hundreds of ethnic Albanian protestors and Serbs voting in the local Serbian election in the town of Mitrovica.
91. 30th May 2011: In Northwest Pakistan, Humanitarian agencies who were active in that region said that they had been quietly told in advance to prepare for close to 365,000 displaced people ahead of the military offensive against North Waziristan.
92. 30th May 2012: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor
93. 30th May 2012: Grand Master Viswanathan Anand of India retained his title in the World Chess Championship in Moscow defeating his challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel 2.5-1.5 in a rapid tiebreaker round of four games.
94. 30th May 2012: Government air and artillery strikes in the south of Yemen killed 20 al-Quid-linked militants in the last 24 hours.
95. 30th May 2013: Saudi Arabia today reported three SARS-related deaths bringing the total number of deaths globally to 30.
96. 30th May 2013: Russian scientists today fueled hopes of cloning the Ice Age animal when they said that they found the carcass of a perfectly preserved woolly mammoth with liquid blood.
97. 30th May 2013: A series of bomb blasts killed 30 people were killed and dozens of others were wounded in a bomb blast in Bagdad, Mosul, and Tal Afar, Iraq.
98. 30th May 2014: Following ongoing issues of veteran care and VA medical centers, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 71-year-old Eric Shinseki tendered his resignation, which was accepted by President Obama.
99. 30th May 2014: In Pakistan the police today chopped off the left hands of two people who were accused of theft of electric wire and mobile phones. The victims later said they were falsely accused by the local people and were handed over to the police.
100. 30th May 2014: Six members of a group that allegedly recruited Jihadist militants to fight in Libya, were arrested today by the police in Spain near the African enclave city Melilla.

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