On This Day

What Happened on May 30, 1908

Historical Events

  • 1st federal workmen's compensation law approved
  • 42nd Belmont: Joe Notter aboard Colin win
  • Aldrich Vineland Currency Act forerunner to Federal Reserve System
  • Paris advocate E Archdeacon is 1st passenger in a airplane
  • US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah authorized

Famous Birthdays

  • Mel Blanc, American voice actor, comedian best known for his Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
1908 Highlights

About May 30, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini