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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 1536King Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives.
- 1539In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.
- 1588The last ship of the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.
- 1832End of the Hambach Festival in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
- 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).
- 1871The Paris Commune falls.
- 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.
- 1959The Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened by Governor-General Lord Cobham.
- 1998A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
Who were born on May 30?
- 1653Claudia Felicitas of Austria, Empress consort of Germany (d. 1676)
- 1800Henri-Marie-Gaston Boisnormand de Bonnechose French archbishop of Rouen and senator (d. 1883)
- 1875Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher (d. 1944)
- 1930Robert Ryman, American painter
- 1965Billy Donovan, American college basketball coach
- 1966Stephen Malkmus, American musician (Pavement)
- 1967Tim Burgess, English singer (The Charlatans)
- 1976Margaret Okayo, Kenyan athlete
- 1978Cyrus King, American actor
- 1981Ahmad Elrich, Australian footballer
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