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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1431
    Hundred Years’ War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal. Because of this the Catholic Church remember this day as the celebration of Saint Joan of Arc.
  • 1539
    In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.
  • 1814
    Napoleonic 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1967
    The Nigerian Eastern Region declares independence as the Republic of Biafra, sparking a civil war.
  • 1971
    Mariner program: Mariner 9 is launched to map 70% of the surface, and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface, of Mars.
  • 1972
    The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout the United Kingdom.
  • 1998
    A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
  • 1998
    Nuclear Testing: Pakistan conducts an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It is reported to be a plutonium device with yield of 20kt.

Who were born on May 30?

  • 1879
    Colin Blythe, English cricketer (d. 1917)
  • 1908
    Hannes Alfvén, Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1909
    Jacques Canetti, French talent-spotter (d. 1997)
  • 1932
    Pauline Oliveros, American composer and accordionist
  • 1945
    Norman Eshley, English actor
  • 1965
    Billy Donovan, American college basketball coach
  • 1972
    Soichiro Hoshi, Japanese voice actor
  • 1974
    Shin Ha-kyun, South Korean actor
  • 1978
    Cyrus King, American actor
  • 1981
    Devendra Banhart, American singer and songwriter

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