Events in History on May 30

  • 1035 Boudouin V van Rijsel becomes earl of Flanders

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1087 German emperor Henry IV crowns his son Koenraad

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1100 Burchard becomes bishop of Utrecht
  • 1381 English peasant uprising begins in Essex
  • 1416 Jerome of Prague burned at the stake for heresy by church Council of Constance

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1431 Hundred Years' War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1434 The Battle of Lipany (also called the Battle of Česky Brod), ending Taborites influence

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1445 Coronation as Margaret of Anjou as Queen Consort of England at Westminster Abbey

Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England Margaret of Anjou
Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England
Margaret of Anjou

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1498 Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

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1510 Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerque abandon Goa after its former ruler Yusuf Adil Shah, the Muslim King of Bijapur reconquers the city

Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque
  • 1522 French troops driven out of Genoa
  • 1527 University of Marburg (Germany) founded

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1539 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida

Spanish Explorer and Conquistador Hernando de Soto
Spanish Explorer and Conquistador
Hernando de Soto
  • 1574 Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France
  • 1574 Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs Louis de Boisot)
  • 1584 Earl Adolf of Nieuwenaar and Meurs becomes viceroy of Gelderland
  • 1631 The Treaty of Fontainebleau signed between Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, and the Kingdom of France, establishing a secret alliance between them during the Thirty Years' War.
  • 1635 The Peace of Prague signed between the Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand II and the Electorate of Saxony (representing Protestant states of the Holy Roman Empire). It effectively ended the civil war aspect of the Thirty Years' War

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1642 All honours granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament

King Charles I
Charles I
  • 1646 Spain & Netherlands sign temporary cease fire
  • 1783 Benjamin Tower of Philadelphia publishes 1st daily newspaper in US
  • 1793 Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public

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1806 Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson

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1808 Napoleon Bonaparte annexes Tuscany & gave it seats in French Senate

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1814 Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition - the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent.
  • 1821 James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose
  • 1822 House slave betrays Denmark Vesey conspiracy (37 blacks hanged)
  • 1832 Evariste Galois give his theory on free assembly (dies in duel May 31)
  • 1832 The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened.

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1842 John Francis attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • 1848 2nd battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians
  • 1848 William G Young patents ice cream freezer
  • 1848 Mexico ratifies treaty giving US; New Mexico, California & parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona & Colorado in return for $15 million
  • 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed Missouri Compromise opens north slavery
  • 1854 Territories of Kansas & Nebraska created
  • 1858 Hudson's Bay Company's rights to Vancouver Island revoked
  • 1862 Battle of Booneville MS - captured Gen Beauregard evacuates Corinth
  • 1864 Cavalry fight at Battle of Bethesda Church/Totopotomoy Creek Virginia during US Civil War
  • 1868 'Decoration Day', later called Memorial Day, first observed in Northern US states
  • 1876 Ottoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murat V.
  • 1879 92°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May
  • 1879 Gilmore Garden (NYC) renamed Madison Square Garden
  • 1879 An F4 tornado strikes Irving, Kansas, killing 18 and injuring 60.
  • 1883 Stampede caused by a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge was going to collapse kills 12
  • 1890 1st Dodger home run (Dave Foutz)
  • 1901 Hall of Fame for Great American on NYU campus dedicated
  • 1902 Spanish King Alfonso XII, who was elected as a constitutional monarch, suspends the Cortes, Spain's parliament
  • 1904 Frank Chance gets hit by pitch 5 times in a doubleheader
  • 1904 The Japanese Army capture the City of Dairen after landing troops along the south coast of Manchuria
  • 1908 1st federal workmen's compensation law approved
  • 1908 Aldrich Vineland Currency Act forerunner to Federal Reserve System
  • 1908 Paris advocate E Archdeacon is 1st passenger in a airplane
  • 1908 US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah authorized
  • 1909 National Conference on the Negro is held
  • 1909 Reuben Siegel laid cornerstone of 1st home in Tel-Aviv
  • 1912 US Marines sent to Nicaragua
  • 1913 1st Balkan War ends, Treaty of London
  • 1913 New country of Albania, forms
  • 1913 John McGraw joins Fred Clarke, Cap Anson, Frank Selee, & Connie Mack as managers who have won 1,000 games
  • 1914 The 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.
  • 1921 Lord Dunsany's "If" premieres in London
  • 1921 Memorial to Capt Eddie Grant, killed in WW I, unveiled at Polo Grounds
  • 1921 Salzburg, Austria, votes to join Germany
  • 1922 Latvia & Vatican sign accord
  • 1922 Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by US Chief Justice William H. Taft in front of 50,000
  • 1924 Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
  • 1925 British mariners shoot on demonstrators
  • 1925 Peter DePaolo became 1st man to average over 100 mph at Indy
  • 1925 Rogers Hornsby replaces Branch Rickey as manager of Cardinals
  • 1925 In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.
  • 1932 Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins
  • 1933 Patent on invisible glass installation
  • 1937 Memorial Day Massacre - Chicago police shoot on union marchers, 10 die
  • 1937 Police kill 10 strikers at Republic Steel Plant in Chicago
  • 1941 1st anti semitic measures in Serbia
  • 1941 British Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government
  • 1942 1,047 bombers bomb Cologne in RAF's raid of WW II
  • 1942 Reichsfuehrer Herman Himmler arrives in Prague
  • 1942 Satchel Paige pitches 5 innings to defeat Dizzy Dean All-Stars 8-1
  • 1942 US aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor

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1943 French general Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1943 US troops reconquer Attu Aleutians
  • 1944 Transport number 75 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany
  • 1946 United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY) 42 die
  • 1948 A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.
  • 1949 East German constitution approved
  • 1949 NPS/VHP win 1st general election in Suriname
  • 1952 Darius Milhaud's "West Point Suite" premieres
  • 1954 Emile Zatopek runs world record 5K (13:57.2)
  • 1954 Hector Villa-Lobos' "Odisseia de Uma Raca" premieres
  • 1955 Said el-Mufti forms Jordan government
  • 1955 Tunisia begins domestic self governing
  • 1956 Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee Florida
  • 1956 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • 1958 Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II & Korean War buried in Arlington
  • 1959 Iraq terminates milt assistance pact with US due to neutrality
  • 1959 President Luis Somoza Debayle ends emergency crisis in Nicaragua
  • 1959 Pres Stroessner disbands Paraguay's parliament
  • 1959 World's 1st hovercraft (SR-N1) tested at Cowes, England
  • 1959 The Auckland Harbour Bridge is officially opened in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 1961 Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die
  • 1961 Maris hits his 10th & 11th of 61 HRs
  • 1961 Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • 1962 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)
  • 1962 Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" premieres
  • 1964 Giants sweep Mets 5-3 & 8-6 in 23 inn, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game & NY's 22 K's in 2nd games
  • 1965 France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)
  • 1965 Viet Cong offensive against US base Da Nang, begins
  • 1965 Vivian Malone is 1st black to graduate from University of Alabama
  • 1966 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
  • 1966 US launches Surveyor 1 to Moon
  • 1967 Biafra declares independence from Nigeria
  • 1967 King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo

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1967 Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • 1968 President De Gaulle disbands French parliament
  • 1968 University church in Leipzig, German DR, blown up
  • 1968 West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law
  • 1969 Gibraltar adopts constitution
  • 1969 People revolt in Willemstad, Curacao
  • 1969 Riots on the Caribbean island of Curaçao
  • 1971 Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die
  • 1971 US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched
  • 1972 3 Jap PFL terrorists kills 24, wound 72 at Tel Aviv's Lod Intl airport
  • 1972 The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout Britain.
  • 1974 10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4
  • 1975 European Space Agency (ESA) forms
  • 1976 Bobby Unser sets world record for fastest pit stop (4 seconds)
  • 1979 Pat Underwood makes his pitching debut for Detroit beats brother Tom
  • 1979 Percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80
  • 1979 Ted Coombs begins a 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC
  • 1980 1st papal visit to France since 1814
  • 1980 Tiger reliever John Hiller, 37, (who had a 1971 heart attack), retires
  • 1980 Turner's painting "Juliet & Her Nurse" sells for $6.4 million
  • 1980 Twins Ken Landreaux ends his hitting streak after 31 games
  • 1981 "Nightline" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)
  • 1981 Bangladesh Pres Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers
  • 1982 Spain becomes 16th member of NATO
  • 1983 Surrey all out for 14 vs Essex, their lowest score ever

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1983 AL Pres Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1984 Bomb explodes in rebel leader Eden Pastora's headquarters in Nicaragua
  • 1986 Ariane-2 (ESA) launched
  • 1986 France performs nuclear test
  • 1990 135 die in a (6.4) earthquake in Peru
  • 1990 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,878.56
  • 1990 Earthquake hit Peru, killing 135
  • 1991 64th National Spelling Bee: Joanne Lagatta wins spelling antipyretic
  • 1991 Arturo Barrios runs world record one-hour distance (21,096 km)
  • 1991 Supreme Court rules prosecutors can be sued for legal advice they give police & can be held accountable
  • 1992 NY Lotto pays $30 million to one winner (#s are 12-15-30-33-40-48)
  • 1992 UN votes for sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia to halt fighting
  • 1996 69th National Spelling Bee: Wendy Guey wins spelling vivisepulture
  • 1997 Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set on fire by 12-year old grandson
  • 1998 A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
  • 2012 A number of nations including Germany, Turkey and Canada, expel Syrian diplomats following the Houla massacre
  • 2012 Vishwanathan Anand wins his fifth World Chess Championship
  • 2014 Former military chief al-Sisi wins 93 percent of the vote in Egypt's presidential election
  • 2015 Namibia defeat Mozambique 2-0 to win the 2015 COSAFA Cup
  • 2015 FC Barcelona defeat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the 2014–15 Copa del Rey final
  • 2016 Former Chad dictator Hissène Habré convicted of crimes against humanity by the Extraordinary African chambers, 1st ex-head of state convicted of the charge