May 30: Day of the Week
May 30, 2020 is the 151st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 215 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1539In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.
- 1806Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson’s wife of bigamy.
- 1815The East Indiaman ship Arniston is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, present-day South Africa, with the loss of 372 lives.
- 1868Decoration 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).
- 1876Ottoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murat V.
- 1883In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.
- 1917Alexander I becomes king of Greece.
- 1922In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
- 1942World War II: 1000 British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany.
- 1966Launch of Surveyor 1 the first US spacecraft to achieve landing on an extraterrestrial body.
Who were born on May 30?
- 1010Emperor Renzong of China (d. 1063)
- 1713Princess Caroline Elizabeth of Great Britain (d. 1757)
- 1757Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, British statesman (d. 1844)
- 1875Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher (d. 1944)
- 1951Stephen Tobolowsky, American actor
- 1953Colm Meaney, Irish actor
- 1958Michael Lopez-Alegria, Spanish American astronaut
- 1970Flora Chan, Hong Kong television actress
- 1976Rasho Nesterovič, Slovenian basketball player
- 1978Cyrus King, American actor
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