Historical Events on May 30

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  • 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: 19 year old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal in Rouen, France

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 Christopher 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
  • 1564 (-31st) The first battle of Öland (between the islands of Gotland and Öland): Lübeck & Denmark beat Sweden
  • 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
  • 1626 An explosion at the Wanggongchang Gunpowder Factory in Beijing destroys part of the city and kills 20,000 people
  • 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 of England Charles I
King of England
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.

MurderAssassination Attempt

1842 John Francis attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 1848 Second 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 Battle of Bethesda Church [Totopotomoy Creek], cavalry battle fought in Hanover County, Virginia, inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1866 Opera "Die Verkaufte Braut" premieres (Prague)
  • 1868 "Decoration Day", later called Memorial Day is 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)
  • 1894 Bobby Lowe is 1st to hit 4 HRs in 1 baseball game
  • 1895 W G Grace scores his 1,000th Cricket run of the season after 22 days
  • 1896 1st car accident occurs, Henry Wells hits a cyclist in NYC

  • 1899 24th Preakness: R Clawson aboard Half Time wins in 1:47
  • 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
  • 1903 28th Preakness: W Gannon aboard Flocarline wins in 1:44.8
  • 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
  • 1906 40th Belmont: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20
  • 1907 41st Belmont: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins
  • 1908 1st federal workmen's compensation law approved
  • 1908 42nd Belmont: Joe Notter aboard Colin win
  • 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 Reuben Siegel laid cornerstone of 1st home in Tel-Aviv
  • 1910 44th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Sweep wins in 2:22
  • 1911 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)
  • 1912 US Marines sent to Nicaragua
  • 1912 Indianapolis 500: Joe Dawson wins in 6:21:06.144 (120.060 km/h)
  • 1913 Treaty of London signed by the Great Powers, the Ottoman Empire and the victorious Balkan League (Serbia, Greece, Kingdom of Bulgaria, and Montenegro) bringing an end to the First Balkan War
  • 1913 John McGraw joins Fred Clarke, Cap Anson, Frank Selee, & Connie Mack as managers who have won 1,000 games
  • 1913 Indianapolis 500: Jules Goux wins in 6:35:05.108 (126.686 km/h)
  • 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.
  • 1914 Indianapolis 500: René Thomas wins in 6:03:45.060 (132.729 km/h)
  • 1916 Indianapolis 500: Dario Resta wins in 3:34:16.990 (135.187 km/h)
  • 1917 Jazz standard "Dark Town Strutters Ball" by Original Dixieland Jass Band first recorded
  • 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
  • 1921 Indianapolis 500: Tommy Milton wins in 5:34:44.578 (144.231 km/h)
  • 1922 Latvia & Vatican sign accord
  • 1922 Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by US Chief Justice William H. Taft in front of 50,000
  • 1922 Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day
  • 1922 Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Murphy wins in 5:17:30.845 (152.057 km/h)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1923 Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic" premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1923 Indianapolis 500: Tommy Milton wins in 5:31:19.618 (145.718 km/h)
  • 1924 Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
  • 1924 Indianapolis 500: Lora L. Corum/Joe Boyer wins in 5:05:23.595 (158.092 km/h)
  • 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.
  • 1925 Indianapolis 500: Peter DePaolo wins in 4:56:39.401 (162.748 km/h)

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1927 Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1927 Indianapolis 500: George Souders wins in 5:07:33.022 (156.983 km/h)
  • 1928 Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 5:01:33.725 (160.101 km/h)
  • 1929 Indianapolis 500: Ray Keech wins in 5:07:25.458 (157.048 km/h)
  • 1930 Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph)
  • 1931 Phillies Chuck Klein homers off Ben Cantwell (Braves) in both ends DH
  • 1931 Indianapolis 500: Louis Schneider wins in 5:10:27.948 (155.509 km/h)
  • 1932 Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins
  • 1932 Indianapolis 500: Fred Frame wins in 4:48:03.761 (167.604 km/h)
  • 1933 Patent on invisible glass installation
  • 1933 Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:48:00.774 (167.632 km/h)
  • 1934 Indianapolis 500: Bill Cummings wins in 4:46:05.254 (168.761 km/h)

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1935 Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1935 Indianapolis 500: Kelly Petillo wins in 4:42:22.771 (170.977 km/h)
  • 1936 Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:35:03.314 (175.530 km/h)

Sport awardGolf Major

1937 20th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pittsburgh FC Aspinwall PA

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • 1937 Memorial Day Massacre: Chicago Police Department shoot and kill 10 unarmed demonstrators during the "Little Steel Strike" in the United States
  • 1937 Pitcher Carl Hubbell's 24th consecutive victory
  • 1937 61,756, second largest crowd in Polo Grounds history, sees Dodgers ends Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak at 24
  • 1937 42nd Men's French Championships: Henner Henkel beats Bunny Austin (6-1, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 1937 42nd Women's French Championships: Hilde Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 6-4)
  • 1938 Yanks sweep Red Sox 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee Stadium
  • 1938 Indianapolis 500: Floyd Roberts wins in 4:15:58.362 (188.615 km/h)
  • 1939 Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw wins in 4:20:47.412 (185.131 km/h)
  • 1940 Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw wins in 4:22:31.201 (183.911 km/h)
  • 1941 1st anti semitic measures in Serbia
  • 1941 British Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government
  • 1941 Indianapolis 500: Floyd Davis/Mauri Rose wins in 4:20:36.266 (185.263 km/h)
  • 1942 1,047 bombers bomb Cologne in RAF's raid of WW II

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1942 Reichsfuehrer Herman Himmler arrives in Prague

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • 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 Braves Bernard Malamud HR shatters Bulova clock in Ebbets Field
  • 1946 United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY) 42 die
  • 1946 Indianapolis 500: George Robson wins in 4:21:16.711 (184.785 km/h)
  • 1947 Indianapolis 500: Mauri Rose wins in 4:17:52.159 (187.228 km/h)

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1948 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda
  • 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
  • 1949 WRTV TV channel 6 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 Indianapolis 500: Bill Holland wins in 4:07:15.939 (195.257 km/h)
  • 1950 Patty Berg wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1951 Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 1951 Indianapolis 500: Lee Wallard wins in 3:57:38.103 (203.170 km/h)
  • 1952 Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves
  • 1952 Darius Milhaud's "West Point Suite" premieres
  • 1952 Indianapolis 500: Troy Ruttman wins in 3:52:41.930 (207.480 km/h)
  • 1953 1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2
  • 1953 Indianapolis 500: Bill Vukovich wins in 3:53:01.668 (207.187 km/h)

Sport awardTennis Open

1953 52nd Men's French Championships: Ken Rosewall beats Victor Elias Seixas (6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1953 52nd Women's French Championships: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-2, 6-4)
  • 1954 Dutch bishops forbid membership to non-catholic sporting clubs
  • 1954 Emile Zatopek runs world record 5K (13:57.2)
  • 1954 Hector Villa-Lobos' "Odisseia de Uma Raca" premieres
  • 1955 KMVT TV channel 11 in Twin Falls, ID (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 Said el-Mufti forms Jordan government
  • 1955 Tunisia begins domestic self governing
  • 1956 Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee Florida

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1956 Mickey Mantle misses by 18" hitting 1st HR out of Yankee Stadium

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1956 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • 1956 Indianapolis 500: Pat Flaherty wins in 3:53:28.872 (206.785 km/h)
  • 1957 Test Cricket debut for Rohan Kanhai v England at Edgbaston
  • 1957 Indianapolis 500: Sam Hanks wins in 3:41:14.238 (218.229 km/h)
  • 1957 2nd European Cup: Real Madrid beats Fiorentina 2-0 at Madrid
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • 1958 Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II & Korean War buried in Arlington
  • 1958 Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Bryan wins in 3:44:21.064 (215.316 km/h)
  • 1959 "First Impressions" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 84 performances

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1959 "Nervous Set" closes at Henry Miller's Theater NYC after 23 performances

Author Henry Miller
Author
Henry Miller
  • 1959 Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact (Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom)
  • 1959 President Luis Somoza Debayle ends emergency crisis in Nicaragua
  • 1959 President Stroessner disbands Paraguay's parliament
  • 1959 The Auckland Harbour Bridge is officially opened in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 1959 Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward wins in 3:40:47.470 (218.641 km/h)
  • 1959 58th Men's French Championships: Nicola Pietrangeli beats Ian Vermaak (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1)
  • 1959 58th Women's French Championships: Christine Truman beats Zsuzsi Kormoczy (6-4, 7-5)
  • 1960 Indianapolis 500: Jim Rathmann wins in 3:36:11.384 (223.324 km/h)
  • 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.

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1961 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:35:37.540 (223.908 km/h)

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 1962 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)
  • 1962 Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" premieres
  • 1962 Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward wins in 3:33:50.291 (225.780 km/h)
  • 1963 Indianapolis 500: Parnelli Jones wins in 3:29:35.365 (230.357 km/h)
  • 1964 "Beyond the Fringe" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 performances
  • 1964 Beatles 1961 record of "Cry for a Shadow" is #1 in Australia
  • 1964 The Beatles' "Love Me Do" single goes #1 in the United States
  • 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
  • 1964 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:23:35.813 (237.137 km/h)
  • 1964 63rd Men's French Championships: Manuel Santana beats Nicola Pietrangeli (6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5)
  • 1964 63rd Women's French Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-1, 6-2)
  • 1965 France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)
  • 1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • 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 Indianapolis 500: Graham Hill wins (232.2 kph)
  • 1966 US launches Surveyor 1 to Moon
  • 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

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1967 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1967 Republic of Biafra, a secessionist state in Nigeria, is founded by Lt. Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu