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.
- 1834Joaquim 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”.
- 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.
- 1941World War II: Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas climb on the Athenian Acropolis, tear down the Nazi swastika.
- 1942World War II: 1000 British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany.
- 1963A protest against pro-Catholic discrimination during the Buddhist crisis is held outside South Vietnam’s National Assembly, the first open demonstration during the eight-year rule of Ngo Dinh Diem.
- 1967The Nigerian Eastern Region declares independence as the Republic of Biafra, sparking a civil war.
- 1972In Tel Aviv, Israel members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport Massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others.
- 1989Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: the 33-foot high “Goddess of Democracy” statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
- 1998A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
Who were born on May 30?
- 1768Karl Friedrich Naumann, German mineralogist and geologist (d. 1873)
- 1930Mark Birley, British nightclub owner (d. 2007)
- 1940Gilles Villemure, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1951Zdravko Čolić, Yugoslav-Bosnian singer
- 1955Jake “The Snake” Roberts, American wrestler
- 1958Steve Israel, American politician
- 1959Phil Brown, English football manager (Hull City)
- 1969Ryuhei Kitamura, Japanese filmmaker
- 1975Andrew Farrell, English rugby league and union footballer
- 1988Antonio Winterstein, Australian rugby league footballer
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