Sunday, 30 May 2010

May 30 - Summary

May 30th Summary:

May 30 - Events

May 30th Details:
May 30th Events:
70 – Siege of Jerusalem - Titus & his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem, leading to the Jewish defenders retreating to the First Wall.
1416 – Emperor Sigismund calls the Council of Constance, and as a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for heresy.
1431 – 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake, in Rouen, France, by an English-dominated tribunal (Hundred Years' War).
1434 – Battle of Lipany – Utraquist forces led by Diviš Bořek of Miletínek defeat & almost totally annihilate Taborite forces led by Prokop the Great (Hussite Wars - Bohemian Wars).
1536 – King Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour.
1539 – Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay, in Florida, with 600 soldiers in the search for gold.
1574 – Henry III becomes King of France.
1588 – The Spanish Armada 's last ship sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.
1631 – Publication of first french newspaper 'La Gazette.
1635 – The Peace of Prague (1635) is signed (Thirty Years' War).
1642 – All honours granted by Charles I from this date are retrospectively annulled by Parliament.
1806 – Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.
1814 – War of the Sixth Coalition – the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent, & Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to Elba (Napoleonic Wars).
1815 – The East Indiaman ship Arniston is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, present-day South Africa.
1832 – End of the Hambach Festival in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
1832 – Eastern Ontario's Rideau Canal is opened.
1834 – Joaquim António de Aguiar ("The Friar-Killer") issues a law extinguishing "all convents, monasteries, colleges, hospices & any other houses of the regular religious orders".
1842 – John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill, London.
1854 – The US territories of Nebraska & Kansas are established following the Kansas-Nebraska Act becoming law.
1859 – Westminster's Big Ben is rung for the 1st time in London.
1868 – Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern "Memorial Day") is observed in the United States for the first time.
1871 – The Paris Commune falls.
1876 – Ottoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed & succeeded by his nephew Murat V.
1879 – New York City's Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt.
1911 – The first Indianapolis 500, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ends with Ray Harroun becoming the first winner.
1913 – The Treaty of London, 1913 is signed which ends the First Balkan War. Albania now becomes an independent nation.
1917 – Alexander I becomes king of Greece.
1922 – The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1925 – May 30 Movement - the Shanghai Municipal Police Force shoot 13 protesting workers dead.
1941 – Manolis Glezos & Apostolos Santas climb on the Athenian Acropolis & tear down the Nazi swastika (World War II).
1942 – 1000 British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany (World War II).
1958 – Remains of 2 unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II & the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery (Memorial Day).
1959 – Governor-General Lord Cobham officially opens the Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand.
1961 – The Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
1966 – Former Congolese Prime Minister Evariste Kimba & several other politicians are publicly executed in Kinshasa on the orders of President Joseph Mobutu.
1966 – Launch of Surveyor 1 - first US spacecraft to achieve landing on an extraterrestrial body.
1967 – The Nigerian Eastern Region declares independence as the Republic of Biafra, leading to a civil war.
1968 – Charles De Gaulle reappears publicly after his flight to Baden-Baden, Germany, & dissolves the French National Assembly by a radio appeal.
1971 – Mariner 9 is launched to map 70% of the surface of Mars (Mariner program).
1972 – The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout Britain.
1972 – The Japanese Red Army, in Tel Aviv, carry out the Lod Airport Massacre.
1989 – Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 - the 33-foot high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
2003 – Depayin massacre - at least 70 people associated with the National League for Democracy were killed by government-sponsored mob in Burma.

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May 30 - Deaths

May 30th Details:
May 30th Deaths:
1159 – Wladislaus II the Exile of Poland (b. 1105)
1252 – King Ferdinand III of Castile (b. 1199)
1416 – Jerome of Prague - Czech theologian (b. 1379)
1431 – Joan of Arc - French heroine & saint (b. 1412)
1434 – Prokop the Great - Hussite general
1469 – Lope de Barrientos - Spanish bishop (b. 1382)
1574 – King Charles IX of France (b. 1550)
1576 – Harada Naomasa - Japanese retainer & samurai
1593 – Christopher Marlowe - English playwright (b. 1564)
1640 – Peter Paul Rubens - Flemish painter (b. 1577)
1696 – Henry Capell - 1st Baron Capell, First Lord of the British Admiralty (b. 1638)
1712 – Andrea Lanzani - Italian painter of the Baroque period (b. c. 1645)
1718 – Arnold Joost van Keppel - 1st Earl of Albemarle, Dutch favorite of William III of England (b. 1670)
1730 – Arabella Churchill - English mistress of James II of England (b. 1648)
1744 – Alexander Pope - English writer (b. 1688)
1770 – François Boucher - French painter (b. 1703)
1778 – Voltaire - French philosopher & author (b. 1694)
1829 – Philibert Jean-Baptiste Curial - general of the Napoleon army (b. 1774)
1832 – James Mackintosh - Scottish jurist, politician & historian (b. 1765)
1865 – John Catron - United States Supreme Court Justice (b. 1786)
1868 – Souji Okita - 1st Captain of the Shinsengumi (b. 1823)
1901 – Victor D'Hondt - Belgian mathematician (b. 1841)
1911 – Milton Bradley - American game pioneer (b. 1836)
1912 – Wilbur Wright - aviation pioneer (Wright Brothers) (b. 1867)
1918 – Georgi Plekhanov - Russian revolutionary & Marxist theoretician (b. 1856)
1925 – Arthur Moeller van den Bruck - German historian (b. 1876)
1926 – Vladimir Steklov - Russian physicist (b. 1864)
1934 – Togo Heihachiro - Japanese admiral (b. 1848)
1939 – Floyd Roberts - Auto racer, killed during 1939 Indianapolis 500 (b. 1904)
1941 – Prajadhipok, Rama VII - king of Thailand (b. 1893)
1946 – Louis Slotin - Canadian Scientist at Los Alamos (b. 1910)
1947 – Georg Ludwig von Trapp - World War I Austrian submarine commander (b. 1880)
1948 – József Klekl - Slovene politician in Hungary (b. 1874)
1949 – Emmanuel Célestin Suhard - French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (b. 1874)
1951 – Hermann Broch - Austrian author (b. 1886)
1953 – Dooley Wilson - American musician & actor (b. 1886)
1955 – Bill Vukovich - Auto racer, killed during 1955 Indianapolis 500 (b. 1918)
1960 – Boris Pasternak - Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (declined) (b. 1890)
1961 – Rafael Leónidas Trujillo - dictator of the Dominican Republic (b. 1891)
1964 – Leó Szilárd - Hungarian nuclear physicist (b. 1898)
1964 – Eddie Sachs - American auto racer (b. 1927)
1964 – Dave MacDonald - American auto racer (b. 1936)
1965 – Louis Hjelmslev - Danish linguist (b. 1899)
1967 – Claude Rains - English actor (b. 1889)
1967 – Georg Wilhelm Pabst - Austrian film director (b.1885)
1971 – Marcel Dupré - French organist & composer (b. 1886)
1975 – Steve Prefontaine - American distance runner (b. 1951)
1975 – Tatsuo Shimabuku - Japanese martial artist (b. 1908)
1975 – Michel Simon - French actor (b. 1895)
1976 – Max Carey - American baseball player (b. 1890)
1980 – Carl Radle - American bass guitarist (b. 1942)
1981 – Don Ashby - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
1981 – Ziaur Rahman - Eighth President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)
1986 – Perry Ellis - American fashion designer (b. 1940)
1993 – Sun Ra - American musician (b. 1914)
1994 – Ezra Taft Benson - American religious leader (b. 1899)
1994 – Marcel Bich - French industrialist (b. 1914)
1994 – Agostino Di Bartolomei - Italian footballer (b. 1955)
1995 – Ted Drake - English footballer (b. 1912)
1995 – Lofty England - English automotive engineer & race team manager (b. 1911)
1995 – Bobby Stokes - English footballer (b. 1951)
1996 – Léon-Etienne Duval - French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (b. 1903)
2000 – Tex Beneke - American bandleader & musician (b. 1914)
2000 – Doris Hare - Welsh actress (b. 1905)
2003 – Mickie Most - English record producer (b. 1938)
2005 – Fazal Mahmood - Pakistani cricketer (b. 1927)
2005 – Tomasz Pacyński - Polish writer (b. 1958)
2006 – Shohei Imamura - Japanese film director (b. 1926)
2006 – Robert Sterling - American actor (b. 1917)
2006 – David Lloyd - New Zealand biologist (b. 1938)
2007 – Jean-Claude Brialy - French actor & author (b. 1933)
2007 – Gunturu Seshendra Sarma - Indian poet (b.1927)
2008 – Lorenzo Odone - American medical figure (b. 1978)
2008 – Noel Moore - British civil servant (b. 1928)
2008 – Auguste Legros - French politician (b.1922)
2009 – Torsten Andersson - Swedish painter (b. 1926)

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May 30 - Births

May 30th Details:
May 30th Births:
1010 – Emperor Renzong of China (d. 1063)
1423 – Georg Purbach - German mathematician & astronomer (d. 1461)
1623 – John Egerton - 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (d. 1686)
1653 – Claudia Felicitas of Austria - Empress consort of Germany (d. 1676)
1713 – Princess Caroline Elizabeth of Great Britain (d. 1757)
1718 – Wills Hill - 1st Marquess of Downshire, English politician (d. 1793)
1719 – Roger Newdigate - English politician (d. 1806)
1757 – Henry Addington - 1st Viscount Sidmouth, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1844)
1768 – Étienne Marie Antoine Champion de Nansouty - French cavalry commander (d. 1815)
1768 – Karl Friedrich Naumann - German mineralogist & geologist (d. 1873)
1800 – Henri-Marie-Gaston Boisnormand de Bonnechose French archbishop of Rouen & senator (d. 1883)
1814 – Mikhail Bakunin - Russian anarchist (d. 1876)
1814 – Eugène Charles Catalan - Belgian mathematician (d. 1894)
1819 – William McMurdo - British army officer (d. 1894)
1820 – Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau - French Canadian politician (d. 1890)
1844 – Félix Arnaudin - french poet & photograph specialist of Haute-Lande folklore (d. 1921)
1845 – King Amadeo I of Spain (d. 1890)
1846 – Peter Carl Fabergé - Russian goldsmith & jeweler (d. 1920)
1858 – Siegfried Alkan - German composer (d. 1941)
1871 – Olga Engl - Austrian actress (d. 1946)
1874 – Ernest Duchesne - French physician (d.1912)
1875 – Giovanni Gentile - Italian philosopher (d. 1944)
1878 – Mike Donlin - American baseball player (d. 1933)
1879 – Colin Blythe - English cricketer (d. 1917)
1881 – Georg von Küchler - German field marshal (d. 1968)
1882 – Wyndham Halswelle - Scottish runner (d. 1915)
1886 – Randolph Bourne - American writer (d. 1918)
1887 – Alexander Archipenko - Ukrainian avant-garde artist, sculptor, & graphic artist (d. 1964)
1890 – Roger Salengro - French politician (d. 1936)
1892 – Fernando Amorsolo - Filipino painter (d. 1972)
1895 – Maurice Tate - English cricketer (d. 1956)
1896 – Howard Hawks - American film director (d. 1977)
1899 – Irving Thalberg - American film producer (d. 1936)
1901 – Cornelia Otis Skinner - American writer & actress (d. 1979)
1902 – Stepin Fetchit - American dancer & actor (d. 1985)
1903 – Countee Cullen - American writer (d. 1946)
1906 – Bruno Gröning - German mystic (d. 1959)
1907 – Elly Beinhorn - German pilot (d. 2007)
1907 – Germaine Tillion - French anthropologist, member of French Resistance (d. 2008)
1908 – Hannes Alfvén - Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
1908 – Mel Blanc - American voice actor (d. 1989)
1909 – Benny Goodman - American clarinetist & bandleader (d. 1986)
1909 – Jacques Canetti - French talent-spotter (d. 1997)
1910 – Ralph Metcalfe - American athlete (d. 1978)
1910 – Inge Meysel - German actress (d. 2004)
1910 – Harry Bernstein - British-born American writer
1912 – Julius Axelrod - American biochemist & Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1912 – Erich Bagge - German physicist (d. 1996)
1912 – Hugh Griffith - Welsh actor (d. 1980)
1912 – Joseph Stein - American librettist
1916 – Justin Catayée - French politician (d. 1962)
1918 – Guadalupe "Pita" Amor - Mexican poet (d. 2000)
1918 – Bob Evans - American restaurateur (d. 2007)
1919 – René Barrientos - President of Bolivia (d. 1969)
1920 – Franklin Schaffner - American film director (d. 1989)
1922 – Hal Clement - American writer (d. 2003)
1926 – Christine Jorgensen - American transsexual activist (d. 1989)
1927 – Clint Walker - American actor
1928 – Agnès Varda - French director
1928 – Pro Hart - Australian artist (d. 2006)
1929 – Georges Gilson - French Catholic bishop.
1930 – Mark Birley - British nightclub owner (d. 2007)
1930 – Robert Ryman - American painter
1932 – Pauline Oliveros - American composer & accordionist
1934 – Aleksei Leonov - Russian cosmonaut
1934 – Alketas Panagoulias - Greek footballer & coach
1935 – Lee Gunther - American television producer & editor (d. 1998)
1936 – Keir Dullea - American actor
1936 – Ruta Lee - Canadian actress
1937 – Harry Statham - American basketball coach
1939 – Michael J. Pollard - American actor
1939 – Dieter Quester - Austrian racing driver
1940 – Gilles Villemure - Canadian ice hockey player
1943 – James Chaney - American civil rights activist (d. 1964)
1943 – Gale Sayers - American football player
1944 – Meredith MacRae - American actress (d. 2000)
1944 – Stav Prodromou - American technology executive
1945 – Norman Eshley - English actor
1946 – Allan Chapman - English historian of science
1947 – Jocelyne Bourassa - French Canadian golfer
1948 – Michael Piller - American screenwriter (d. 2005)
1949 – P.J. Carlesimo - American basketball coach
1950 – Bertrand Delanoë - French politician
1950 – Dann Glenn - American Guitarist & Composer
1950 – Paresh Rawal - Indian actor
1951 – Stephen Tobolowsky - American actor
1951 – Zdravko Čolić - Yugoslav-Bosnian singer
1951 – Fernando Lugo - Paraguayan politician
1953 – Colm Meaney - Irish actor
1955 – Jake "The Snake" Roberts - American wrestler
1955 – Topper Headon - British musician (The Clash)
1958 – Marie Fredriksson - Swedish singer & songwriter (Roxette)
1958 – Steve Israel - American politician
1958 – Ted McGinley - American actor
1958 – Michael Lopez-Alegria - Spanish American astronaut
1959 – Frank Vanhecke - Belgian politician
1959 – Phil Brown - English football manager (Hull City)
1961 – Harry Enfield - British comedian
1961 – Ralph Carter - American actor (Good Times)
1961 – Bob Yari - Iranian-born American film producer
1962 – Kevin Eastman - American comic book creator (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
1962 – Tonya Pinkins - American actress
1963 – Élise Lucet - French journalist & television host
1963 – Helen Sharman - British chemist, the first Briton in space
1964 – Wynonna Judd - American country singer
1964 – Tom Morello - American guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine)
1964 – Andrea Montermini - Italian racing driver
1965 – Billy Donovan - American college basketball coach
1966 – Stephen Malkmus - American musician (Pavement)
1967 – Tim Burgess - English singer (The Charlatans)
1968 – Zacarias Moussaoui - French convicted terrorist
1968 – Kelley Armstrong - Canadian author
1969 – Ryuhei Kitamura - Japanese filmmaker
1969 – Naomi Kawase - Japanese film director
1970 – Flora Chan - Hong Kong television actress
1970 – Ness Wadia - Indian industrialist
1971 – Idina Menzel - American actress & singer
1972 – Manny Ramírez - Dominican Republic baseball player
1972 – Soichiro Hoshi - Japanese seiyuu
1973 – Leigh Francis - British comedian
1974 – Cee-Lo - American musician
1974 – Big L - American rapper (d. 1999)
1974 – Konstantinos Chalkias - Greek footballer
1974 – Shin Ha-kyun - South Korean actor
1974 – David Wilkie - American ice hockey player
1975 – Evan Eschmeyer - American basketball player
1975 – Brian Fair - American singer
1975 – Andrew Farrell - English rugby league & union footballer
1976 – Rasho Nesterovič - Slovenian basketball player
1976 – Magnus Norman - Swedish tennis player
1976 – Margaret Okayo - Kenyan athlete
1977 – Akwá - Angolan footballer
1977 – Rachael Stirling - British actress
1978 – Eric Searle American Musician
1978 – Lyoto Machida - Brazilian mixed martial artist
1979 – Mike Bishai - Canadian ice hockey player
1979 – Kugimiya Rie - Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)
1979 – Clint Bowyer - American NASCAR driver
1980 – Steven Gerrard - English footballer
1981 – Devendra Banhart - American singer & songwriter
1981 – Blake Bashoff - American actor
1981 – Gianmaria Bruni - Italian racing driver
1981 – Ahmad Elrich - Australian footballer
1981 – Remy Ma - American rapper
1981 – Lars Møller Madsen - Danish handball player
1981 – Hisanori Takada - Japanese footballer
1982 – Eddie Griffin - American basketball player (d. 2007)
1983 – Jennifer Ellison - English actress, model, singer
1984 – Matt Maguire - Australian rules footballer
1984 – Jordan Palmer - American football player
1984 – Sham Kwok Fai - Hong Kong footballer
1987 – Joyce Cheng - Hong Kong musician, writer, actress & performer
1989 – Kevin Covais - American singer
1990 – Dean Collins - American actor
1990 – Yoona - member of Korean girl group, Girls' Generation

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