About May 30

May 30, 2024 is the 151st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 215 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 244 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.
  • 1431
    Hundred Years’ War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal. Because of this the Catholic Church remember this day as the celebration of Saint Joan of Arc.
  • 1631
    Publication of La Gazette, first French newspaper.
  • 1806
    Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson’s wife of bigamy.
  • 1832
    End of the Hambach Festival in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
  • 1854
    The Kansas-Nebraska Act becomes law establishing the US territories of Nebraska and Kansas.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1925
    May 30 Movement: Shanghai Municipal Police Force shot 13 protesting workers to death.
  • 1941
    World War II: Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas climb on the Athenian Acropolis, tear down the Nazi swastika.
  • 1958
    Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 1959
    The Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened by Governor-General Lord Cobham.
  • 1966
    Former Congolese Prime Minister Evariste Kimba and several other politicians are publicly executed in Kinshasa on the orders of President Joseph Mobutu.
  • 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.

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