May 30: Day of the Week
May 30, 2020 was the 151st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 215 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 70Siege of Jerusalem: Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. The Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall. The Romans build a circumvallation, cutting down all trees within fifteen kilometers.
- 1642From this date all honors granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament.
- 1814Napoleonic 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.
- 1832The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened.
- 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.
- 1922In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
- 1942World War II: 1000 British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany.
- 1961Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
- 1972In Tel Aviv, Israel members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport Massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others.
- 2003Depayin 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?
- 1875Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher (d. 1944)
- 1886Randolph Bourne, American writer (d. 1918)
- 1906Bruno Gröning, German mystic (d. 1959)
- 1916Justin Catayée, French politician (d. 1962)
- 1930Robert Ryman, American painter
- 1948Michael Piller, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
- 1958Michael Lopez-Alegria, Spanish American astronaut
- 1961Ralph Carter, American actor
- 1964Wynonna Judd, American country singer
- 1970Ness Wadia, Indian industrialist
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