On This Day..... May 30

MAY 30TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MINT JULIP DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CREATIVITY DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • MEL BLANC (1908-1989)
  • BENNY GOODMAN (1909-1986)
 
  • WYNONNA JUDD (1964, 54)
  • TOM MORELLO (1964, 54)
 
  • IDINA MENZEL (1971, 47)
  • MANNY RAMIREZ (1972, 46)
 


  • CEE LO (1974, 44)
  • MARISSA MAYER (1975, 43)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1431, JOAN OF ARC IS BURNED AT THE STAKE AT 19 YEARS OLD
  • IN 1498, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS SETS SAIL ON HIS THIRD TRIP TO THE WEST
  • IN 1536, KING HENRY VIII MARRIES JANE SEYMOUR
  • IN 1539, HERNANDO DE SOTO DISCOVERS FLORIDA
 
  • IN 1783, THE FIRST U.S. DAILY NEWSPAPER BEGINS PRODUCTION IN PHILADELPHIA
  • IN 1806, FUTURE PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON KILLS CHARLES DICKINSON IN A DUEL. DICKINSON HAD ACCUSED JACKSON’S WIFE OF BEING A BIGAMIST
  • IN 1808, NAPOLEON ANNEXES TUSCANY INTO FRANCE
  • IN 1814, THE TREATY OF PARIS RETURNS THE BORDERS OF FRANCE TO ITS PRE-NAPOLEON 1792 FRAME
  • IN 1842, QUEEN VICTORIA SURVIVES AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT BY JOHN FRANCIS
 
  • IN 1848, WILLIAM YOUNG PATENTS THE ICE CREAM FREEZER
  • IN 1848, THE UNITED STATES PURCHASES LAND FROM MEXICO FOR $15 MILLION WHICH WOULD BECOME ALL OF NEW MEXICO AND  CALIFORNIA, AND PARTS OF NEVADA, UTAH, ARIZONA AND COLORADO
  • IN 1854, THE KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT REPEALS THE MISSOURRI COMPROMISE, CREATING THE KANSAS & NEBRASKA TERRITORIES & OPENING THE NORTH TO SLAVERY
  • IN 1868, “DECORATION DAY” WHICH WOULD EVENTUALLY BECOME MEMORIAL DAY IS FIRST OBSERVED IN THE NORTHERN UNITED STATES
 
  • IN 1870, TEXAS IS READMITTED INTO THE UNION
  • IN 1879, GILMORE GARDEN IS RENAMED MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
  • IN 1883, 12 PEOPLE DIE WHEN A RUMOR SPREADS THAT THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE IS COLLAPSING, CAUSING A STAMPEDE
  • IN 1896, HENRY WELLS HITS A PEDESTRIAN IN NYC IN WHAT IS CONSIDERED THE FIRST KNOWN CAR ACCIDENT
  • IN 1911, RAY HARROUN WINS THE FIRST INDIANAPOLIS 500
 
  • IN 1912, WILBUR WRIGHT OF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS DIES AT 45 OF TYPHOID FEVER
  • IN 1922, 50,000 PEOPLE WATCH SUPREME COURT JUSTICE AND FORMER PRESIDENT WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT DEDICATE THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL
  • IN 1935, BABE RUTH PLAYS IN HIS FINAL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GAME
  • IN 1937, THE “LITTLE STEEL STRIKE” IN CHICAGO LEADS THE CHICAGO POLICE TO SHOOT AND KILL 10 UNARMED DEMONSTRATORS IN WHAT WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS “THE MEMORIAL DAY MASSACRE”
 
  • IN 1949, EAST GERMANY APPROVES ITS CONSTITUTION
  • IN 1958, UNIDENTIFIED SOLDIERS FROM BOTH WORLD WAR II AND THE KOREAN WAR ARE OFFICIALLY BURIED AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • IN 1964, THE BEATLES GO TO #1 WITH “LOVE ME DO”
 
  • IN 1965, THE VIET CONG ASSAULT ON U.S. DA NANG MILITARY BASE BEGINS
  • IN 1965, VIVIAN MALONE BECOMES THE FIRST BLACK PERSON TO GRADUATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
  • IN 1966, 20 YEAR OLD DOLLY PARTON MARRIES CARL DEAN
  • IN 1967, EVIL KNIEVEL JUMPS 16 CARS ON HIS MOTORCYCLE
 
  • IN 1968, THE BEATLES BEGIN RECORDING THE WHITE ALBUM
  • IN 1970, RAY STEVENS HITS #1 WITH “EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL”
  • IN 1975, PAUL MCCARTNEY AND WINGS RELEASE “VENUS AND MARS”
 
  • IN 1986, BARRY BONDS PLAYS IN HIS FIRST GAME FOR THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES
  • IN 1992, PAUL SIMON MARRIES EDIE BRICKELL
  • IN 1996, JOHN TESH RETIRES AS THE HOST OF “ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT”
 
  • IN 1997, THE WIDOW OF MALCOLM X, BETTY SHABAZZ, IS SET ON FIRE BY HER TWELVE YEAR OLD GRANDSON
  • IN 1998, 5,000 PEOPLE DIE IN AN EARTHQUAKE IN AFGHANISTAN
  • IN 2002, DIANA ROSS ENTERS “PROMISES” REHAB FACILITY
  • IN 2003, PIXAR RELEASES “FINDING NEMO”
 
  • IN 2008, CHARLIE SHEEN MARRIES HIS THIRD WIFE BROOKE MEULLER
  • IN 2014, SETH MACFARLANE RELEASES “A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST”
  • IN 2015, BEAU BIDEN, SON OF VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, DIES OF CANCER AT 47
  • IN 2017, OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN REVEALS THAT HER BREAST CANCER, WHICH HAD BEEN IN REMISSION FOR 25 YEARS, HAS RETURNED
 

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