Famous Events on this Day in History, May 30:

1035 - Boudouin V van Rijsel becomes earl of Flanders
1087 - German emperor Henry IV crowns his son Koenraad
1100 - Burchard becomes bishop of Utrecht
1381 - English boer uprising begins in Essex
1416 - Jerome of Prague burned as a heretic by Church
1431 - Hundred Years' War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.
1434 - Battle at Lipany
1498 - Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America
1522 - French troops driven out of Genoa
1527 - U of Marburg (Germany) founded
1536 - English king Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour
1539 - Spanish explorer Fernando de Soto discovers Florida
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 van Nieuwenaar/Meurs becomes viceroy of Gelderland
1588 - Spanish Aramada under Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England
1631 - France/Maximilian van Bavarian signs Accord of Fontainebleau
1635 - Emperor Ferdinand II & Saksen sign Peace of Prague
1642 - From this date all honours granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament
1646 - Spain & Netherlands signs temporary cease fire
1783 - Benjamin Tower of Phila publishes 1st daily newspaper in US
1793 - Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public
1806 - Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.
1808 - Napoleon 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 - 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.
1842 - John Francis attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria
1848 - 2nd 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1854 - Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed Missouri Compromise opens north slavery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 Co rights to Vancouver Island revoked
1862 - Battle of Booneville MS - captured Gen Beauregard evacuates Corinth
1862 - Battle of Front Royal, VA
1864 - Battle of Bethesda Church VA
1864 - Cavalry fight at Old Church (Totopotomoy Creek) Virginia
1866 - Opera "Die Verkaufte Braut" premieres (Prague)
1868 - Memorial Day 1st observed when 2 women in Columbus Mississippi placed flowers on both Confederate & Union graves
1872 - Mahlon Loomis patents wireless telegraphy
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 - Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12
1889 - Brassier invented
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 hit a bicyclist (NYC)
1899 - 24th Preakness: R Clawson aboard Half Time wins in 1:47
1901 - Hall of Fame for Great American on NYU campus dedicated
1901 - Memorial Day 1st observed in US
1903 - 28th Preakness: W Gannon aboard Flocarline wins in 1:44.8
1904 - Frank Chance gets hit by pitch 5 times in a doubleheader
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 - National Conference on the Negro is held
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
1913 - 1st Balkan War ends, Treaty of London
1913 - New country of Albania, forms
1913 - John McGraw joins Fred Clarke, Cap Anson, Frank Selee, & Connie Mack
1913 - as managers who have won 1,000 games
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.
1917 - Alexander I becomes king of Greece.
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
1922 - Latvia & Vatican sign accord
1922 - Lincoln Memorial dedicated
1922 - Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day
1923 - Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic," premieres
1924 - Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
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.
1927 - Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career
1930 - Bill Arnold wins Indianapolis 500 car race (161.6 kph)
1931 - Phillies Chuck Klein homers off Ben Cantwell (Braves) in both ends DH
1932 - Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins
1933 - Patent on invisible glass installation
1935 - Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies
1937 - 20th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pittsburgh FC Aspinwall PA
1937 - Memorial Day Massacre - Chicago police shoot on union marchers, 10 die
1937 - Pitcher Carl Hubbell's 24th consecutive victory
1937 - Police kill 10 strikers at Republic Steel Plant in Chicago
1937 - 61,756, 2nd-largest crowd in Polo Grounds history, sees Dodgers ends Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak at 24
1938 - Yanks sweep Red Sox 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee Stadium
1941 - 1st anti semitic measures in Serbia
1941 - English Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government
1941 - German capture Kreta
1942 - 1,047 bombers bomb Cologne in RAF's raid of WW II
1942 - Reichsfuhrer Himmler arrives in Prague
1942 - Satchel Paige pitches 5 innings to defeat Dizzy Dean All-Stars 8-1
1942 - US aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor
1943 - French general De Gaulle arrives in Algiers
1943 - US troops reconquer Attu Aleutians
1944 - Transport nr 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
1948 - Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game
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 Germans constitution approved
1949 - NPS/VHP win 1st general election in Suriname
1949 - WRTV TV channel 6 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1950 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1951 - Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1952 - Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves
1952 - Darius Milhaud's "West Point Suite," premieres
1953 - 1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2
1953 - 23rd French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats V Seixas (63 64 16 62)
1953 - 23rd French Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (62 64)
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 govt
1955 - Tunisia begins domestic self governing
1956 - Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee Florida
1956 - Mickey Mantle misses by 18" hitting 1st HR out of Yankee Stadium
1956 - US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1957 - Real Madrid wins 2nd Europe Cup 1 in Madrid
1957 - Test Cricket debut for Rohan Kanhai v England at Edgbaston
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1958 - Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II & Korean War buried in Arlington
1959 - "First Impressions" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 84 performances
1959 - "Nervous Set" closes at Henry Miller's Theater NYC after 23 perfs
1959 - Iraq terminates milt assistance pact with US due to neutrality
1959 - Pres Somoza ends emergency crisis in Nicaragua
1959 - Pres Stroessner disbands Paraguay's parliament
1959 - World's 1st hovercraft (SR-N1) tested at Cowes England
1959 - The Auckland Harbour Bridge is officially opened today in Auckland, New Zealand.
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.
1962 - 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)
1962 - Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem," premieres
1964 - "Beyond the Fringe" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 perfs
1964 - Beatles 1961 record of "Cry for a Shadow" is #1 in Australia
1964 - Beatles' "Love Me Do," single goes #1
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 - 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 - Graham Hill wins Indianapolis 500 car race (232.2 kph)
1966 - US launches Surveyor 1 to Moon
1967 - Biafra declares independence from Nigeria
1967 - King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo
1967 - Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles
1967 - Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball
1968 - Beatles begin work on their only double album "Beatles"
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 - Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at Antwerp
1969 - Gibraltar adopts constitution
1969 - People revolt in Willemstad, Curacao
1969 - Riots on the Caribbean island of Cura├žao
1970 - "Minnie's Boys" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 80 performances
1970 - Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans
1971 - 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drunk LSD apple juice
1971 - Train crash at Duivendrecht Neth, 5 die
1971 - US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched
1971 - Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored
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.
1973 - Ajax wins 3rd Europe Cup
1974 - 10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4
1975 - European Space Agency (ESA) forms
1975 - Wings release "Venus & Mars" album
1976 - 22nd LPGA Championship won by Betty Burfeindt
1976 - Bobby Unser sets world record for fastest pit stop (4 seconds)
1977 - Cleve Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits Calif Angels, 2-0
1979 - Nottingham Forrest wins 24th Europe Cup 1 at Munich
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 Pres Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers
1981 - LA Dodgers are quickest to get 1,000,000 attendence (22 games)
1982 - "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." closes at Alvin NYC after 5 perf
1982 - Closest Indy 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds
1982 - Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1982 - Spain becomes 16th member of NATO
1983 - Surrey all out for 14 vs Essex, their lowest score ever
1983 - AL Pres Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires
1984 - Bomb explodes in rebel leader Eden Pastora headquarters in Nicaragua
1984 - Liverpool wins 29th Europe Cup 1 in Rome
1984 - NL suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th
1985 - Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Phila Flyers, 4 games to 1
1986 - Ariane-2 (ESA) launched
1986 - Bobby Rahal is 1st to avg over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500
1986 - France performs nuclear test
1987 - Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 - North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video
1987 - Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Douglas in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 - West German Mathias Rust lands airplane on Red Square
1989 - Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house
1990 - 135 die in a (6.4) earthquake in Peru
1990 - Dow Jones avg 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 - Minn Twin Bert Blyleven is 2nd to win as teenager & 40 year old
1992 - NY Lotto pays $30 million to one winner (#s are 12-15-30-33-40-48)
1992 - NY Yankee Scott Sanderson becomes 9th to beat all 26 teams
1992 - Paul Simon weds Edie Brickell
1992 - UN votes for sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia to halt fighting
1993 - Betsy King wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament
1993 - Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1996 - 69th National Spelling Bee: Wendy Guey wins spelling vivisepulture
1996 - John Tesh's final day as host of "Entertainment Tonight"
1996 - Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play & nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina's nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension
1997 - Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set afire by 12 year old grandson
1997 - Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
1998 - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
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