30 May


November 28, 2021

May 30 is the 150th day of the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). 215 days to go until the end of the year.


1416 - Girolamo da Praga is condemned to the stake for heresy 1431 - Nineteen-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake in Rouen, France 1539 - In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands with 600 soldiers in Tampa Bay, his mission was to find gold 1574 - Henry III becomes king of France 1588 - The last ship of the Spanish Invincible Armada sails from Lisbon towards the English Channel 1635 - Thirty Years' War: the Peace of Prague is stipulated 1741 - Pope Benedict XIV publishes the encyclical letter "Non ambigimus", on the observance of Christian precepts and of Lent in particular 1792 - Pope Pius VI publishes the encyclical letter "Quo fluctu", on the exceptions to the canonical norms for the bishops of France, due to the consequences of the French Revolution 1806 - Andrew Jackson kills a man in a duel after he accuses his wife of bigamy 1814 - The First Treaty of Paris is signed, with which the French borders are restored to those of 1792. Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to Elba on the same day 1848 - Battle of Goito: great but unexploited victory of the Sardinian army over the Austrians of Field Marshal Josef Radetzky 1868 - Memorial Day (then known as "Decoration Day") is celebrated in the United States for the first time (was proclaimed May 5 by General John A. Logan) 1876 ​​- Ottoman Sultan Abdul Aziz is deposed and replaced by his nephew Murad V 1879 - New York's Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Kissam Vanderbilt and opened to the public. 1883 - In New York, rumors that the Brooklyn Bridge is about to collapse provokes a stampede that will cause twelve victims. Pope Leo XIII publishes the encyclical letter "Misericors Dei Filius", on the new rule of the third secular order of St. Francis 1894 - Clelia Merloni from Forlì founded the Congregation of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Viareggio 1911 - At the Indianapolis circuit the first Indianapolis 500 ends with the victory of Ray Harroun 1913 - First Balkan War: a peace treaty is signed in London that ends the war. Albania becomes an independent nation 1922 - The Lincoln Memorial is inaugurated in Washington 1924 - Giacomo Matteotti denounces the violence of the fascists in parliament during the April elections 1942 - World War II: 1,000 British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany 1948 - A dam on the Columbia River collapses in flood. Within minutes, the wave completely wipes out Vanport, Oregon. 15 people die and tens of thousands more are homeless 1949 - East Germany promulgates its own constitution 1958 - The bodies of several unidentified WWII and Korean War soldiers are buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery 1967 - Biafra proclaims its independence from Nigeria: this will cause the Nigerian Civil War 1971 - Mariner Program: Mariner 9 is launched towards Mars 1972 - Japanese Red Army members carry out the Lod Airport Massacre 1981 - Bangladesh: Ziaur Rahman, President of the Republic, is killed during a coup attempt. He assumes the office of President Abdus Sattar 1982 - Spain becomes the sixteenth member of NATO and the first nation to join the alliance since the admission of West Germany in 1955 1989 - Tiananmen Square demonstrations in 1989: the statue of the "Goddess of Democracy" (8 meters) is unveiled by demonstrating students 1998 - A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing around 5,000 2004 - Italy: on the 50th anniversary of his first flight, he arrives at the Pratica di Mare Airport (Rome)

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