May 30: Day of the Week
May 30, 2021 was the 150th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 215 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac 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.
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May 30 Historical Event(s)
- 1416The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund, a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for heresy.
- 1539In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.
- 1631Publication of La Gazette, first French newspaper.
- 1832End of the Hambach Festival in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
- 1859Westminster’s Big Ben rang for the first time in London.
- 1899Female Old West outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.
- 1914The 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.
- 1922In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
- 1971Mariner program: Mariner 9 is launched to map 70% of the surface, and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface, of Mars.
- 1972The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout the United Kingdom.
Who were born on May 30?
- 1800Henri-Marie-Gaston Boisnormand de Bonnechose French archbishop of Rouen and senator (d. 1883)
- 1845King Amadeo I of Spain (d. 1890)
- 1875Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher (d. 1944)
- 1910Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (d. 1978)
- 1919René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (d. 1969)
- 1928Agnès Varda, French director
- 1930Mark Birley, British nightclub owner (d. 2007)
- 1949Klaüs Flouride (né Geoffrey Lyall), American musician (Dead Kennedys)
- 1968Zacarias Moussaoui, French convicted terrorist
- 1981Lars Møller Madsen, Danish handball player
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