About May 30

May 30, 2021 is the 150th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 215 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 247 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 30

  • 1539
    In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.
  • 1574
    Henry III becomes King of France.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1832
    The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened.
  • 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.
  • 1876
    Ottoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murat V.
  • 1883
    In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.
  • 1899
    Female Old West outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.
  • 1922
    In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
  • 1925
    May 30 Movement: Shanghai Municipal Police Force shot 13 protesting workers to death.
  • 1959
    The Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened by Governor-General Lord Cobham.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout the United Kingdom.
  • 2003
    Depayin massacre: at least 70 people associated with the National League for Democracy are killed by government-sponsored mob in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi fled the scene, but is arrested soon afterwards.

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