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Thursday, May 30, 2013

May 30 - The Day in History

May 30 : General Interest
1431 : Joan of Arc martyred

At Rouen in English-controlled Normandy, Joan of Arc, the peasant girl who became the savior of France, is burned at the stake for heresy... read more


American Revolution
1806 : Patriot and future President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/patriot-and-future-president-andrew-jackson-kills-charles-dickinson

Automotive
1911 : First Indianapolis 500 held
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-indianapolis-500-held

Civil War
1862 : Confederates evacuate Corinth, Mississippi
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/confederates-evacuate-corinth-mississippi

Cold War
1990 : Gorbachev arrives in Washington for summit
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gorbachev-arrives-in-washington-for-summit

Crime
1997 : Jonathan Levin is tortured and killed by his former student
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jonathan-levin-is-tortured-and-killed-by-his-former-student

Disaster
1927 : Waters of Kentucky River peak
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/waters-of-kentucky-river-peak

General Interest
1806 : Andrew Jackson wins duel
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/andrew-jackson-wins-duel
1868 : Civil War dead honored on Decoration Day
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/civil-war-dead-honored-on-decoration-day
1967 : Republic of Biafra proclaimed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/republic-of-biafra-proclaimed
1971 : Mariner 9 departs for Mars
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/imariner-9i-departs-for-mars

Hollywood
2008 : Sex and the City movie released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sex-and-the-city-movie-released

Literary
1593 : Christopher Marlowe killed in tavern brawl
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/christopher-marlowe-killed-in-tavern-brawl

Music
1963 : Lesley Gore sings "It's My Party" on American Bandstand
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lesley-gore-sings-quotits-my-partyquot-on-american-bandstand

Old West
1899 : Pearl Hart holds up an Arizona stagecoach
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pearl-hart-holds-up-an-arizona-stagecoach

Presidential
1806 : Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in duel
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/andrew-jackson-kills-charles-dickinson-in-duel
1922 : Former President Taft dedicates Lincoln Memorial
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/former-president-taft-dedicates-lincoln-memorial

Sports
1911 : First Indianapolis 500 is run
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-indianapolis-500-is-run

Vietnam War
1966 : U.S. aircraft carry out new raids
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-aircraft-carry-out-new-raids
1969 : Thieu vows never to agree to a coalition government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-vows-never-to-agree-to-a-coalition-government

World War I
1913 : The First Balkan War ends
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-first-balkan-war-ends

World War II
1942 : Brits bombard Cologne in Operation Millennium
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/brits-bombard-cologne-in-operation-millennium


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