On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1879

Historical Events

  • 92°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May
  • An F4 tornado strikes Irving, Kansas, killing 18 and injuring 60.
  • Gilmore Garden (NYC) renamed Madison Square Garden

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Blythe, English cricketer (outstanding slow lefty pre-WWI), born in Deptford (d. 1917)
1879 Highlights

About May 30, 1879

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini