On This Day in History for May 30 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 161 of 161

  • 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 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
  • 1967 Republic of Biafra, a secessionist state in Nigeria, is founded by Lt. Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu
  • 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
  • 1970 Tigers Al Kaline collides with another player & swallows his tongue
  • 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 President 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
  • 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

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1997 Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set on fire by 12-year old grandson

Civil Rights Activist Betty Shabazz
Civil Rights Activist
Betty Shabazz
  • 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
  • 2017 Car bomb outside ice cream shop in Baghdad kills 17, Islamic State claim responsibility
  • 2017 Bomb outside government pension office in Baghdad kills 14, injures 34, Islamic State claim respnsibility
  • 2017 South Korean President Moon Jae-in orders a probe into additional launchers for the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system
  • 2017 Large suicide bomb in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, Afghanistan kills more than 150 and injures 400

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