A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on May 30th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On May 30, 727 or 728, we mourn the passing of one of the great characters in history, one of our favorite Saints, Saint Hubert, also known as Hubertus, the first bishop of Liège in what is now Belgium.
On May 30, 1431, Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc) was put to death by being burned alive at the stake for the alleged crime of heresy.
On May 30, 1883, panicked public people pushed, prodded, poked, and pummeled each other in a mad dash to get away from the Brooklyn Bridge when an unfounded rumor circulated that collapse was imminent.
On May 30, 1883, panicked public people pushed, prodded, poked, and pummeled each other in a mad dash to get away from the Brooklyn Bridge when an unfounded rumor circulated that collapse was imminent. (NOTE: The link in the date for this entry leads to a different article than the other mention to this same event above.)
On May 30, 1899, one of the last of the Old West outlaws struck again, this time robbing a stage coach 30 miles Southeast of Globe, Arizona.
On May 30, 1911, one of auto racing’s top 3 events was born with the initial running of the Indianapolis 500.
On May 30, 1914, the British ocean liner RMS Aquitania made her maiden voyage.
On May 30, 2017, we had the opportunity to preview the DC Comics major motion picture, Wonder Woman, at Cleveland, Ohio’s historic Capitol Theatre (built in 1921!).
On May 30, 2020, the Crew Dragon Demo-2 spacecraft was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida courtesy of a Falcon 9 booster rocket from the private firm of SpaceX.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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