May 30: Day of the Week
May 30, 2021 was the 150th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 215 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 1539In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.
- 1642From this date all honors granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament.
- 1854The Kansas-Nebraska Act becomes law establishing the US territories of Nebraska and Kansas.
- 1883In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.
- 1899Female Old West outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.
- 1959The Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened by Governor-General Lord Cobham.
- 1966Launch of Surveyor 1 the first US spacecraft to achieve landing on an extraterrestrial body.
- 1971Mariner program: Mariner 9 is launched to map 70% of the surface, and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface, of Mars.
- 1989Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: the 33-foot high “Goddess of Democracy” statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
Who were born on May 30?
- 1757Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, British statesman (d. 1844)
- 1768Étienne Marie Antoine Champion de Nansouty, French cavalry commander (d. 1815)
- 1871Olga Engl, Austrian actress (d. 1946)
- 1882Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish runner (d. 1915)
- 1895Maurice Tate, English cricketer (d. 1956)
- 1910Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (d. 1978)
- 1914Akinoumi Setsuo, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 37th Yokozuna (d. 1979)
- 1927Clint Walker, American actor
- 1962Tonya Pinkins, American actress
- 1969Naomi Kawase, Japanese film director
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