May 30 Events

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May 30th, 1998 (May 30 1998)EventA magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
May 30th, 1989 (May 30 1989)EventTiananmen Square protests of 1989: the 33-foot high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
May 30th, 1982 (May 30 1982)EventSpain becomes the 16th member of NATO and the first nation to enter the alliance since West Germany s admission in 1955.
May 30th, 1972 (May 30 1972)EventThe Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout Britain.
May 30th, 1972 (May 30 1972)EventIn Tel Aviv members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport Massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others.
May 30th, 1971 (May 30 1971)EventMariner program: Mariner 9 is launched to map 70% of the surface, and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface, of Mars.
May 30th, 1969 (May 30 1969)EventRiots on the Caribbean island of CuracaoCao Cao Quotes
May 30th, 1967 (May 30 1967)EventAt the Ascot Park in Gardena, California, daredevil Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle over 16 cars lined up in a row.
May 30th, 1967 (May 30 1967)EventThe Nigerian Eastern Region declares independence as the Republic of Biafra, sparking a civil war.
May 30th, 1966 (May 30 1966)EventFormer Congolese Prime Minister Evariste Kimba and several other politicians are publicly executed in Kinshasa on the orders of President Joseph Mobutu.
May 30th, 1959 (May 30 1959)EventThe Auckland Harbour Bridge is officially opened today in Auckland, New Zealand.
May 30th, 1958 (May 30 1958)EventMemorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
May 30th, 1948 (May 30 1948)EventA dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.
May 30th, 1942 (May 30 1942)EventWorld War II: 1000 British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany.
May 30th, 1941 (May 30 1941)EventWorld War II: Germany captures Crete.
May 30th, 1941 (May 30 1941)EventWorld 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 30th, 1925 (May 30 1925)EventIn China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.
May 30th, 1922 (May 30 1922)EventIn Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
May 30th, 1917 (May 30 1917)EventAlexander I becomes king of Greece.
May 30th, 1914 (May 30 1914)EventThe new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
May 30th, 1913 (May 30 1913)EventFirst Balkan War: the Treaty of London, 1913 is signed ending the war. Albania becomes an independent nation.
May 30th, 1911 (May 30 1911)EventAt the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.
May 30th, 1883 (May 30 1883)EventIn New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.
May 30th, 1879 (May 30 1879)EventNew 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 30th, 1879 (May 30 1879)EventAn F4 tornado strikes Irving, Kansas, killing 18 and injuring 60.
May 30th, 1876 (May 30 1876)EventOttoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murat V.
May 30th, 1871 (May 30 1871)EventThe Paris Commune falls.
May 30th, 1868 (May 30 1868)EventDecoration Day (the predecessor of the modern "Memorial Day") is observed in the United States for the first time (By "Commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic" John A. Logan s proclamation on May 5).
May 30th, 1854 (May 30 1854)EventThe Kansas-Nebraska Act becomes law establishing the US territories of Nebraska and Kansas.
May 30th, 1842 (May 30 1842)EventJohn Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill, London with Prince Albert.
May 30th, 1832 (May 30 1832)EventThe Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened.
May 30th, 1814 (May 30 1814)EventNapoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalitionthe Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent.
May 30th, 1806 (May 30 1806)EventAndrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson s wife of bigamy.Andrew Jackson Quotes
May 30th, 1642 (May 30 1642)EventFrom this date all honours granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament
May 30th, 1635 (May 30 1635)EventThirty Years War: the Peace of Prague (1635) is signed.
May 30th, 1588 (May 30 1588)EventThe last ship of the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.
May 30th, 1574 (May 30 1574)EventHenry III becomes King of France.
May 30th, 1539 (May 30 1539)EventIn Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.
May 30th, 1536 (May 30 1536)EventKing Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives. Henry VIII of England Quotes
May 30th, 1434 (May 30 1434)EventHussite Wars (Bohemian Wars): Battle of Lipanyeffectively ending the war, Utraquist forces led by Divis Borek of Miletinek defeat and almost annihilate Taborite forces led by Prokop the Great.
May 30th, 1431 (May 30 1431)EventHundred Years War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal. Joan of Arc Quotes
May 30th, 1416 (May 30 1416)EventThe Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund, a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for heresy.

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