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MAY 30

Anguilla: Anguilla Day
(Commemorates the start of the Anguillian Revolution: 05/30/1967)
Anguilla Anguilla
Spain: Canary Islands Day
(Celebration of the Canary Islands)
Spain Expedia Gran Canaria
1672 Peter the Great (Tsar of Russia) Peter the Great
1757 Henry Addington (Prime Minister of England) English Political and Social Leaders Historic UK
1831 James Walker Hood (Pennsylvania-born Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church) Pennsylvania-born Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Heritage
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1431 Joan of Arc (Burned at the Stake) Joan of Arc Catholic Saints Chambers Book of Days Writer's Almanac History Channel
1574 Charles IX (King of France) French Political and Social Leaders
1885 James Phillip Sims (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
1981 Zia Rahman (President of Bangladesh: Assassination) Bangladesh Political and Social Leaders BBC
1431 Joan of Arc Is Burned At the Stake Joan of Arc Catholic Saints Chambers Book of Days Writer's Almanac History Channel
1498 Christopher Columbus Begins His Third Voyage to the New World Christopher Columbus World History wisconsin Historical Society
1527 Landgrave Philipp of Hesse Opens the University of Marburg as the First Protestant University in Germany German Education Education Religion Historic Firsts Univresity of Marburg University of St. Andrews
1536 King Henry VIII of England Marries Jane Seymour, Wife #3 English History King Henry VIII Historic UK
1765 Virginia's House of Burgesses Passes Patrick Henry's Stamp Act Resolutions Patrick Henry Stamp Act Historic U.S. Documents Colonial Williamsburg
1814 The Treaty of Paris Returns France to Its 1792 Borders France Historic Documents European History Britannica
1815 372 Drown When British Troopship Arniston Wrecks Off the Coast of South Africa Great Britain South Africa Naval Military History Death South African History
1854 Congress Passes the Kansas-Nebraska Act Creating the Nebraska & Kansas Territories Nebraska Kansas U.S. Congress Slavery Yale University African American Heritage
1862 Confederates Evacuate Corinth, Mississippi Corinth, Mississippi Evacuation of Corinth History Channel
President Lincoln Sends Congress a Treaty with the Republic of Salvador El Salvador U.S. Congress President Abraham Lincoln Historic U.S. Documents Lincoln Logs
1863 President Lincoln Commits to Mustering 10,000 African-American Troops to be Commanded by General Fremont President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War African-American Military Figures Lincoln Logs
U.S.S. Fort Henry Captures a Scow in Florida's Wacasassa Bay Carrying 56 Bales of Cotton Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1864 U.S.S. Bermuda Captures the Sloop Fortunate Carrying Cotton Off the Florida Coast of the Indian River Lagoon Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1868 The U.S. Celebrates Its First Memorial Day Memorial Day American Civil War Death Historic Firsts Library of Congress History Channel History Link
1881 Governor Lew Wallace Leaves Santa Fe, New Mexico, Having Served as the State's Governor Since September 1878 New Mexico Political and Social Leaders Lew Wallace New Mexico Magazine
1898 The Rough Riders Cavalry Regiment Is Ordered from San Antonio, TX to Tampa, FL to Prepare for an Invasion of Cuba Tampa, Florida San Antonio, TX Spanish-American War Texas State Historical Society
1908 The National Monetary Commission Is Established Which Will Lead to Creation of the Federal Reserve System U.S. Government Economic Institutions U.S. Treasury
1913 First Balkan War Ends European History World War I History Channel
1916 President Woodrow Wilson Issues Presidential Proclamation Declaring June 14 as Flag Day in the U.S. U.S. Symbols President Woodrow Wilson The American Presidency Holidays Lincoln Highway Museum and National Archives (pdf)
1922 Chief Justice William Howard Taft Dedicates the Lincoln Memorial Lincoln Memorial Abraham Lincoln William Howard Taft History Channel
1930 In Troy, Michigan, a Monument Is Dedicated to the Thousands of Michigan Men Who Served in Russia 1918-19 to Counter the Bolshevik Revolution Russia Troy, Michigan Bolshevik Revolution State of Michigan
1942 1,000 British Bombers Attack Cologne, Germany Germany Great Britain Aviation History World War II History Channel
1943 Americans Secure Aleutian Island of Attu from the Japanese Japan World War II New York Times
1958 Unidentified WWII & Korean War Soldiers Are Buried at Arlington's Tomb of the Unknown Arlington National Cemetary World War II Korean War Death New York Times
1967 Anguilla Unilaterally Declares Its Independence by Expelling St. Kitts Policemen Anguilla St. Kitts.-Nevis West Indies Online
The Republic of Biafra Proclaims Its Independence from Nigeria Nigeria History Channel
Jordan and Egypt Sign Defense Agreement Against Israel Jordan Egypt Israel Historic World Documents BBC
1971 In Massachusetts, 450 anti-War Protesters Occupy Historic Lexington Green and Refuse to Leave Lexington, Massachusetts Propaganda Vietnam War Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1972 The Official Irish Republican Army Declares Cease-Fire, but Provisional IRA Vows to Continue Fighting Northern Ireland War BBC
1981 Zia Rahman, President of Bangladesh, Is Assassinated During Coup Attempt in Chittagong Bangladesh Political and Social Leaders Death BBC
1982 Spain Becomes NATO's 16th Member Spain World Government The Cold War New York Times
1983 Landmark South African Civil Rights Case Chips Away at the Power of Apartheid South Africa Apartheid Human Rights/Civil Rights Law and Legal Resources South African History
1989 33' Replica of Statue of Liberty Is Erected in Tiananmen Square China Human Rights Statue of Liberty New York Times
1990 Croatia's First Democratic Multiparty Elections Are Held Croatian Government Fall of Communism Elections Historic Firsts Croatian Parliament
Mikhail Gorbachev Visits Ottawa, Canada on Route to Washington for Summit with U.S. President Ronald Reagan Mikhail Gorbachev Ottawa, Canada Ronald Reagan The Cold War History Channel Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
2000 Completion of World Trade Center Cleanup Is Commemorated with a Ceremony of Silence World Trade Center Terrorist 09/11/2001 Demolition of the World Trade Center Terrorism Writer's Almanac New York Times

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