Events in History on May 30

  • 1035 Boudouin V van Rijsel becomes earl of Flanders

Historic Event

1087 German emperor Henry IV crowns his son Conrad

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 1434 The Battle of Lipany (also called the Battle of Česky Brod), ending Taborites influence

Royal Coronation

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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • 1522 French troops driven out of Genoa
  • 1527 University of Marburg (Germany) founded
  • 1564 (-31st) The first battle of Öland (between the islands of Gotland and Öland): Lübeck & Denmark beat Sweden

Historic Event

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
  • 1591 Spanish troops in Zutphen surrender to Dutch and English forces under Maurice of Nassau
  • 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.

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Event

1806 Future US President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson accused Jackson's wife of bigamy

Historic Event

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

  • 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 George Wilson and Joe LaRoche betray a planned slave revolt organized by Denmark Vesey in Charleston, South Carolina, confirming an earlier warning from Peter Prioleau. 35 Black people are later hanged. (date is approximate)
  • 1832 Evariste Galois give his theory on free assembly (dies in duel May 31)
  • 1832 The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened. Oldest continuously operated canal system in North America.

Assassination Attempt

1842 John Francis attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria

  • 1848 Second Battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians
  • 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo between US and Mexico comes into force, giving New Mexico, California and parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Colorado to the US in return for $15 million
  • 1848 William G Young patents ice cream freezer
  • 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act repeals Missouri Compromise creating the territories of Kansas and Nebraska
  • 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)
  • 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 An F4 tornado strikes Irving, Kansas, killing 18 and injuring 60.
  • 1879 Gilmore Garden (NYC) renamed Madison Square Garden

Brooklyn Bridge Opens

1883 Stampede caused by a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge was going to collapse kills 12

Royal Coronation

1896 Khodynka Tragedy: Stampeding crowd on Khodynka Field, Moscow, during the festivities for coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, results in the deaths of about 1,300 people

  • 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

Historic Event

1906 Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened

  • 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 Reuben Siegel laid cornerstone of 1st home in Tel-Aviv
  • 1912 US Marines sent to Nicaragua
  • 1913 John McGraw joins Fred Clarke, Cap Anson, Frank Selee, & Connie Mack as managers who have won 1,000 games
  • 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
  • 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, NYC
  • 1921 Salzburg, Austria, votes to join Germany

Historic Event

1922 Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by US Chief Justice William Howard Taft in front of 50,000

  • 1922 Latvia & Vatican sign accord
  • 1924 Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
  • 1925 British mariners shoot on demonstrators
  • 1925 In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.
  • 1925 Peter DePaolo became 1st man to average over 100 mph at Indy
  • 1933 Patent on invisible glass installation
  • 1937 Memorial Day Massacre: Chicago Police Department shoot and kill 10 unarmed demonstrators during the "Little Steel Strike" in the United States
  • 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

Historic Event

1942 Reichsfuehrer Herman Himmler arrives in Prague

  • 1942 US aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor

Historic Event

1943 French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers

  • 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
  • 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 Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II & Korean War buried in Arlington
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • 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.
  • 1961 Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die
  • 1961 Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • 1961 Maris hits his 10th & 11th of 61 HRs
  • 1962 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)
  • 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

Historic Event

1967 American motorcycle daredevil Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles in Gardena, California

Historic Publication

1967 Argentinian author Gabriel García Márquez's most important work "One Hundred Years of Solitude" is published in Buenos Aires

  • 1967 King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo
  • 1967 Republic of Biafra, a predominantly Igbo secessionist state in eastern 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 Riots by oil workers striking against economic and racial disparities in Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles spark calls for the island's independence
  • 1971 Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, 5 die
  • 1971 US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched
  • 1972 3 Japanese 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.
  • 1975 European Space Agency (ESA) forms
  • 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 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 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,878.56
  • 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

Historic Event

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
  • 2014 Former military chief al-Sisi wins 93 percent of the vote in Egypt's presidential election
  • 2015 FC Barcelona defeat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the 2014–15 Copa del Rey final
  • 2015 Namibia defeat Mozambique 2-0 to win the 2015 COSAFA Cup

Historic Event

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 Bomb outside government pension office in Baghdad kills 14, injures 34, Islamic State claim respnsibility
  • 2017 Car bomb outside ice cream shop in Baghdad kills 17, Islamic State claim responsibility
  • 2017 Large suicide bomb in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, Afghanistan kills more than 150 and injures 400

Historic Event

2017 South Korean President Moon Jae-in orders a probe into additional launchers for the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system

  • 2019 Austria appoints its first female chancellor Brigitte Bierle to head caretaker government after fall of the coalition government
  • 2019 Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signs new anti-abortion, making it the fifth southern US state to ban abortion when fetal heartbeat detected

Historic Event

2019 Narendra Modi sworn in for a second term as Indian Prime Minister in New Delhi with 8,000 guests at largest-ever gathering at the Presidential Palace

  • 2019 Two new studies find eating processed foods leads to an early death and ill health published in "British Medical Journal"
  • 2020 Record number of COVID-19 cases reported worldwide 134,064, driven by hot spots in Brazil, Peru, Egypt, South Africa and Bangladesh

Historic Invention

2020 SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches carrying the Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station. First private company to launch astronauts into space.

COVID-19 Pandemic

2021 Tens of thousands of people march in Brazilian cities against President Jair Bolsonaro and his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • 2022 European Union agrees to a plan to block two-thirds of Russian oil [1]