May 30: Day of the Week
May 30, 2019 was the 150th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 215 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
- 1434Hussite Wars (Bohemian 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.
- 1631Publication of La Gazette, first French newspaper.
- 1642From this date all honors granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament.
- 1814Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition – the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent. Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to Elba.
- 1876Ottoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murat V.
- 1967The Nigerian Eastern Region declares independence as the Republic of Biafra, sparking a civil war.
- 1968Charles de Gaulle reappears publicly after his flight to Baden-Baden, Germany, and dissolves the French National Assembly by a radio appeal. Immediately after, less than one million of his supporters march on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This is the turning point of May 1968 in France.
- 1972In Tel Aviv, Israel members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport Massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others.
- 1998A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
Who were born on May 30?
- 1768Étienne Marie Antoine Champion de Nansouty, French cavalry commander (d. 1815)
- 1814Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (d. 1894)
- 1896Howard Hawks, American film director (d. 1977)
- 1907Germaine Tillion, French anthropologist, member of French Resistance (d. 2008)
- 1910Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (d. 1978)
- 1929Georges Gilson, French Catholic bishop
- 1936Ruta Lee, Canadian actress
- 1964Wynonna Judd, American country singer
- 1982Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (d. 2007)
- 1987Joyce Cheng, Hong Kong musician, writer, actress and performer
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