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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1642From this date all honors granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament.
- 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).
- 1911At 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.
- 1913First Balkan War: the Treaty of London, 1913 is signed ending the war. Albania becomes an independent nation.
- 1922In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
- 1942World War II: 1000 British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany.
- 1963A protest against pro-Catholic discrimination during the Buddhist crisis is held outside South Vietnam’s National Assembly, the first open demonstration during the eight-year rule of Ngo Dinh Diem.
- 1972The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout the United Kingdom.
- 1998A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
- 2003Depayin massacre: at least 70 people associated with the National League for Democracy are killed by government-sponsored mob in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi fled the scene, but is arrested soon afterwards.
Who were born on May 30?
- 1653Claudia Felicitas of Austria, Empress consort of Germany (d. 1676)
- 1874Ernest Duchesne, French physician (d. 1912)
- 1890Roger Salengro, French politician (d. 1936)
- 1908Mel Blanc, American voice actor (d. 1989)
- 1912Erich Bagge, German physicist (d. 1996)
- 1945Norman Eshley, English actor
- 1953Colm Meaney, Irish actor
- 1958Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer and songwriter (Roxette)
- 1973Leigh Francis, British comedian
- 1990Yoona (Im Yoon-a), South Korean singer (Girls’ Generation)
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