May 30: Day of the Week
May 30, 2018 was the 150th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 215 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
- 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.
- 1832End of the Hambach Festival in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
- 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”.
- 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.
- 1925May 30 Movement: Shanghai Municipal Police Force shot 13 protesting workers to death.
- 1959The Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened by Governor-General Lord Cobham.
- 1961Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Who were born on May 30?
- 1713Princess Caroline Elizabeth of Great Britain (d. 1757)
- 1814Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (d. 1894)
- 1914Akinoumi Setsuo, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 37th Yokozuna (d. 1979)
- 1935Lee Gunther, American television producer and editor (d. 1998)
- 1951Zdravko Čolić, Yugoslav-Bosnian singer
- 1968Kelley Armstrong, Canadian author
- 1970Ness Wadia, Indian industrialist
- 1976Margaret Okayo, Kenyan athlete
- 1979Mike Bishai, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1980Steven Gerrard, English footballer
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