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May 30 Historical Events

The following events took place on May 30. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 56 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 70
    Siege of Jerusalem: Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall. The Romans build a circumvallation, cutting down all trees within fifteen kilometres.
  • 1381
    Beginning of the Peasants’ Revolt in England.
  • 1416
    The Council of Constance, called by Emperor Sigismund, a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for heresy.
  • 1431
    Hundred Years’ War: In Rouen, France, the 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal. The Roman Catholic Church remembers this day as the celebration of Saint Joan of Arc.
  • 1434
    Hussite Wars: Battle of Lipany: Effectively ending the war, Utraquist forces led by Diviš Bořek of Miletínek defeat and almost annihilate Taborite forces led by Prokop the Great.
  • 1510
    During the reign of the Zhengde Emperor, Ming dynasty rebel leader Zhu Zhifan is defeated by commander Qiu Yue, ending the Prince of Anhua rebellion.
  • 1536
    King Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives.
  • 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.
  • 1588
    The last ship of the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.
  • 1631
    Publication of Gazette de France, the first French newspaper.
  • 1635
    Thirty Years’ War: The Peace of Prague is signed.
  • 1642
    From this date all honors granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament.
  • 1806
    Future U.S. President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson’s wife of bigamy.
  • 1814
    Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition: The Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent. Napoleon is exiled to Elba.
  • 1815
    The East Indiaman Arniston is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, in 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.
  • 1834
    Joaquim António de Aguiar issues a law extinguishing “all convents, monasteries, colleges, hospices and any other houses of the regular religious orders” in Portugal, earning him the nickname of “The Friar-Killer”.
  • 1842
    John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill in London with Prince Albert.
  • 1845
    The Fatel Razack lands in the Gulf of Paria in Trinidad and Tobago carrying the first East Indians to the country.
  • 1854
    The Kansas–Nebraska Act becomes law establishing the US territories of Kansas and Nebraska.
  • 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).
  • 1876
    Ottoman sultan Abdülaziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murad V.
  • 1883
    In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.
  • 1899
    Pearl Hart, a female outlaw of the Old West, robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.
  • 1911
    At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.
  • 1913
    First Balkan War: The Treaty of London, is signed ending the war. Albania becomes an independent nation.
  • 1914
    The new, and then the largest, Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England, to New York City.
  • 1917
    Alexander I becomes king of Greece.

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