May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 215 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 30th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 30th in history!
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- International Open Data Day.
- Reel Film Day.
- Hearing Awareness Week.
- National Mint Julep Day
- National Water a Flower Day
- Loomis Day
- Memorial Day
What Happened On This Day – May 30
2011: Germany abandons nuclear energy
The government’s decision followed the nuclear meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima power plant and years of hands-on protests and activism by Germany powerful anti-nuclear movement.
1967: The Republic of Biafra is proclaimed
The short-lived state consisted of Nigeria’s Eastern Region. Its secession sparked the Nigerian Civil War, which lasted until 1970 and resulted in the region’s re-integration into Nigeria.
1962: Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem is premiered
The work was performed for the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral, which had been destroyed in World War II. It juxtaposes the traditional Latin Mass for the Dead with war poems by Wilfred Owen.
1961: The Dominican dictator, Rafael Trujillo, is assassinated
El Jefe had been the Dominican Republic’s President for 31 years. Despite the assassination, the intended removal of the dictatorship in the Caribbean country failed as the ruler’s son, Ramfis Trujillo, soon stepped into his father’s shoes.
1911: The first Indianapolis 500 is held
Ray Harroun won the first running of the 500-mile automobile race, which is today one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events.
1995: Srebrenica Genocide in 1995: Biggest Massacre since WW2 on European Soil
1983: Billy Mays AKA The King Of Pitch, Pitching His First Product the WashMatik. Atlantic City, New Jersey 1983
1937: Republican Amputee Takes Aim With His Rifle During The Spanish Civil War
1943: French soldier watching the enemy on the Italian front, 1943
1616: Astronomical work ‘de Revolutionibus’ by Nicolaus Copernicus was placed on the Catholic Forbidden index!
Births On This Day, May 30
1980: Steven Gerrard, English footballer
1971: Idina Menzel, American singer-songwriter, actress
1949: Bob Willis, English cricketer
1846: Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian goldsmith, jeweler
1814: Mikhail Bakunin, Russian philosopher, theorist
Madison Beer was born.
Penn Jillette was born.
Saurav Shukla was born.
Deaths On This Day, May 30
1993: Sun Ra, American pianist, composer, bandleader, poet
1960: Boris Pasternak, Russian author, poet, Nobel Prize laureate
1778: Voltaire, French philosopher
1640: Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter
1431: Joan of Arc
Joseph Stalin died.
Sergei Prokofiev died.
Peirre Simon Laplace died.