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Saturday May 30, 2020

May 30: Day of the Week

May 30, 2020 is the 151st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 215 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 1539
    In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.
  • 1806
    Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson’s wife of bigamy.
  • 1815
    The East Indiaman ship Arniston is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, present-day South Africa, with the loss of 372 lives.
  • 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).
  • 1876
    Ottoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murat V.
  • 1883
    In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.
  • 1917
    Alexander I becomes king of Greece.
  • 1922
    In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
  • 1942
    World War II: 1000 British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany.
  • 1966
    Launch of Surveyor 1 the first US spacecraft to achieve landing on an extraterrestrial body.

Who were born on May 30?

  • 1010
    Emperor Renzong of China (d. 1063)
  • 1713
    Princess Caroline Elizabeth of Great Britain (d. 1757)
  • 1757
    Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, British statesman (d. 1844)
  • 1875
    Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher (d. 1944)
  • 1951
    Stephen Tobolowsky, American actor
  • 1953
    Colm Meaney, Irish actor
  • 1958
    Michael Lopez-Alegria, Spanish American astronaut
  • 1970
    Flora Chan, Hong Kong television actress
  • 1976
    Rasho Nesterovič, Slovenian basketball player
  • 1978
    Cyrus King, American actor

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