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Thursday May 30, 2019

May 30: Day of the Week

May 30, 2019 is the 150th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 215 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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)

  • 1815
    The East Indiaman ship Arniston is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, present-day South Africa, with the loss of 372 lives.
  • 1834
    Joaquim António de Aguiar issue a law extinguishing “all convents, monasteries, colleges, hospices and any other houses of the regular religious orders”, earning him the nickname of “The Friar-Killer”.
  • 1842
    John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill, London with Prince Albert.
  • 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).
  • 1914
    The 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: 1000 British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany.
  • 1958
    Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 1959
    The Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened by Governor-General Lord Cobham.
  • 1972
    In Tel Aviv, Israel members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport Massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others.
  • 2003
    Depayin 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?

  • 1423
    Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1461)
  • 1902
    Stepin Fetchit, American dancer and actor (d. 1985)
  • 1910
    Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (d. 1978)
  • 1912
    Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (d. 1980)
  • 1918
    Guadalupe “Pita” Amor, Mexican poet (d. 2000)
  • 1919
    René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (d. 1969)
  • 1928
    Kevin Charles “Pro” Hart, Australian artist (d. 2006)
  • 1930
    Robert Ryman, American painter
  • 1950
    Paresh Rawal, Indian actor
  • 1969
    Ryuhei Kitamura, Japanese filmmaker

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