About May 30

May 30, 2022 is the 150th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 215 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 237 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.
  • 1539
    In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.
  • 1814
    Napoleonic Wars: 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.
  • 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
    End of the Hambach Festival in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
  • 1842
    John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill, London with Prince Albert.
  • 1854
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act becomes law establishing the US territories of Nebraska and Kansas.
  • 1859
    Westminster’s Big Ben rang for the first time in London.
  • 1868
    Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern “Memorial Day”) is observed in the United States for the first time (By “Commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic” John A. Logan’s proclamation on May 5).
  • 1876
    Ottoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murat V.
  • 1913
    First Balkan War: the Treaty of London, 1913 is signed ending the war. Albania becomes an independent nation.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: 1000 British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany.
  • 1948
    A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.
  • 1966
    Former Congolese Prime Minister Evariste Kimba and several other politicians are publicly executed in Kinshasa on the orders of President Joseph Mobutu.
  • 1966
    Launch of Surveyor 1 the first US spacecraft to achieve landing on an extraterrestrial body.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.

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