About May 30

May 30, 2020 is the 151st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 215 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Gemini is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 258 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 30

  • 70
    Siege of Jerusalem: Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. The Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall. The Romans build a circumvallation, cutting down all trees within fifteen kilometers.
  • 1434
    Hussite Wars (Bohemian Wars): Battle of Lipany – effectively ending the war, Utraquist forces led by Diviš Bořek of Miletínek defeat and almost annihilate Taborite forces led by Prokop the Great.
  • 1536
    King Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives.
  • 1574
    Henry III becomes King of France.
  • 1631
    Publication of La Gazette, first French newspaper.
  • 1635
    Thirty Years’ War: the Peace of Prague (1635) is signed.
  • 1642
    From this date all honors granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament.
  • 1815
    The East Indiaman ship Arniston is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, present-day South Africa, with the loss of 372 lives.
  • 1832
    The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened.
  • 1842
    John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill, London with Prince Albert.
  • 1859
    Westminster’s Big Ben rang for the first time in London.
  • 1879
    New York, New York’s Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.
  • 1922
    In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
  • 1961
    Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • 1968
    Charles de Gaulle reappears publicly after his flight to Baden-Baden, Germany, and dissolves the French National Assembly by a radio appeal. Immediately after, less than one million of his supporters march on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This is the turning point of May 1968 in France.
  • 1971
    Mariner program: Mariner 9 is launched to map 70% of the surface, and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface, of Mars.
  • 1972
    In Tel Aviv, Israel members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport Massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others.
  • 1972
    The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout the United Kingdom.
  • 1989
    Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: the 33-foot high “Goddess of Democracy” statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
  • 1998
    Nuclear Testing: Pakistan conducts an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It is reported to be a plutonium device with yield of 20kt.

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