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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Former Iraqi Trade Minister Abdel Falah al-Sudani is arrested at Baghdad International Airport for corruption. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8075158.stm?ref=BPNT (BBC)

Friday, May 30, 2008

The Convention on Cluster Munitions is adopted in Dublin.ref name=clusterUnited Nations Treaty Collection: //treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATYid=22chapter=26lang=enConvention on Cluster Munitions. Retrieved on 28 March 2009.

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Sasebo slashing: Satomi Mitarai, a 12-year-old Japanese schoolgirl attending Okubo Elementary School in Sasebo, Japan, is murdered. Her killer is an 11-year-old classmate identified by Japanese authorities as Girl A.
All outgoing flights from the UK are temporarily grounded following an air traffic control computer failure. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3772077.stm BBC NEWS
Central Intelligence Agency director George Tenet tenders his resignation, citing personal reasons. John E. McLaughlin, CIA Deputy Director, becomes the acting Director until a permanent Director is chosen and confirmed by Congress.
Thousands of people in Hong Kong take to the streets to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Sunday, May 30, 1999

Travel Midland Metro enters public service.
American Airlines Flight 1420 overruns the runway in Little Rock, Arkansas killing 11 people.
Napster, a revolutionary music downloading service, debuts.

Saturday, May 30, 1992

United Nations Security Council Resolution 757 imposes economic sanctions on Yugoslavia in an effort to end its attacks on Bosnia and Hercegovina.

Wednesday, May 30, 1990

Members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army shoot and kill Major Michael Dillon-Lee and Private William Robert Davies of the British Army. Dillon-Lee is killed outside his home in Dortmund, Germany and Davies is killed at a railway station in Lichfield, England.
The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 88 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12 37 tornadoes occur in Indiana, eclipsing the previous record of 21 during the Super Outbreak of April 1974.
Cold War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production and begin destroying their respective stocks.
George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev begin a four-day summit meeting in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, May 30, 1981

Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is assassinated in Chittagong.

Sunday, May 30, 1976

Indianapolis 500-Mile Race: Johnny Rutherford wins the (rain-shortened) shortest race in event history to date, at 102 laps or 255 miles (408 km).

Thursday, May 30, 1974

NASA's ATS-6satellite is launched.

Sunday, May 30, 1971

Mariner program: "Mariner 9" is launched toward Mars.

Friday, May 30, 1969

Riots in Curaçao mark the start of an Afro-Caribbean civil rights movement on the island.

Tuesday, May 30, 1967

June – Moshe Dayan becomes Israel's Minister of Defense.
Biafra, in eastern Nigeria, announces its independence.

Wednesday, May 30, 1962

The 1962 FIFA World Cup begins in Chile.

Tuesday, May 30, 1961

In France, rebel generals Maurice Challe and Andre Zelelr are sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, totalitarian despot of the Dominican Republic since 1930, is killed in an ambush, putting an end to the second longest-running dictatorship in Latin American history.
President John F. Kennedy and Charles De Gaulle meet in Paris.
South Africa officially leaves the Commonwealth of Nations.

Monday, May 30, 1960

Cemal Gürsel forms the new government of Turkey (its 24th government, composed mostly of so-called technocrats)

Friday, May 30, 1958

The bodies of unidentified United States soldiers killed in action during World War II and the Korean War are buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.
Charles de Gaulle is brought out of retirement to lead France by decree for 6 months.
Iceland extends its fishing limits to 12 miles (22.2 km).

Sunday, May 30, 1948

A dike along the Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes: 15 people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.

Wednesday, May 30, 1945

The Iranian government demands that all Soviet and British troops leave the country.

Tuesday, May 30, 1944

Princess Charlotte Louise Juliette Louvet Grimaldi of Monaco, heir to the throne, resigns from her rights in favor of her son Prince Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi, later reigning Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

Sunday, May 30, 1943

Holocaust: Dr. Josef Mengele begins his service as a medical officer in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration c.

Friday, May 30, 1941

WWII: Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas tear down the Naziswastika on the Acropolis in Athens, and replace it with the Greek flag

Monday, May 30, 1938

Poland who had its eyes on the Teschen region of Czechoslovakia was reassured by Rumania that it would block any attempt by the Soviet Union to come to the aid of the Czechs in the event of a Polish invasion.

Saturday, May 30, 1936

The first production model PCC trolley car, built by St. Louis Car Company, is placed in service by Pittsburgh Railways.
The general strike in France is ended by the Matignon Agreements.
A major heat wave strikes North America high temperature records are set and thousands die.
Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" is first published.

Thursday, May 30, 1935

Eventual Baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth appears in his last career game, playing for the Boston Braves in Philadelphia against the Phillies.

Wednesday, May 30, 1928

A rescue expedition leaves for the North Pole.

Tuesday, May 30, 1922

In Washington, D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
The Royal Ulster Constabulary is officially founded.
Bolshevik forces defeat Basmachi troops under Enver Pasha.

Friday, May 30, 1919

By agreement with the United Kingdom, later confirmed by the League of Nations, Belgium is given the mandate over part of German East Africa (Ruanda-Urundi).

Saturday, May 30, 1914

The ocean linerRMS "Aquitania" makes her maiden voyage.

Friday, May 30, 1913

First Balkan War: A peace treaty is signed in London, ending the war.

Monday, May 30, 1904

Alpha Gamma Delta, now an international women's fraternity, is founded by 11 women at Syracuse University.

Tuesday, May 30, 1899

Female outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach southeast of Globe, Arizona.

Wednesday, May 30, 1888

"Casey at the Bat" is published.
The "Kingdom of Sedang" is formed in modern-day Vietnam.
Hong Kong Peak Tram began operation.

Wednesday, May 30, 1883

In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stede which crushes 12 people.

Friday, May 30, 1879

New York City's Gilmore's Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt, and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.

Tuesday, May 30, 1871

French Third Republic: Government suppression of the Paris Commune rebellion is completed.

Saturday, May 30, 1868

Thomas Spence declares himself president of the Republic of Manitoba he soon alienates the locals.
The first popular bicycle race is held at Parc de Saint-Cloud, Paris.
Memorial Day is observed in the United States for the first time (it was proclaimed on May 5 by General John A. Logan).

Monday, May 30, 1859

Battle of Palestro: The Sardinians defeat the Austrian army.

Tuesday, May 30, 1854

June ndash The Grand Excursion takes prominent Eastern United States inhabitants from Chicago, Illinois to Rock Island, Illinois by railroad, then up the Mississippi River to St. Paul, Minnesota by steamboat.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act becomes law, replacing the Missouri Compromise (of 1820), which had already been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States. Thus act creating the Kansas Territory and the Nebraska Territory, west of the State of Missouri and the State of Iowa. The Kansas-Nebraska Act also lick that these two new Territories would decide either to allow or disallow slavery depending on ballots by the residents of these two territories. These areas would have been strictly free territory by the Missouri Compromise, which allowed slavery in the State of Missouri but disallowed it everywhere north of the latitude 36 degrees, 30 minutes, which forms most of the southern boundary of Missouri. This prohibiition of slavery extended all the way from the western boundary of Missouri to the Pacific Ocean. This provision of the Missouri Compromise had already been declared null-and-void by the Supreme Court.

Tuesday, May 30, 1815

The "Arniston", an East Indiaman repatriating wounded troops to England from Ceylon, is wrecked near Waenhuiskrans, South Africa with the loss of 372 of the 378 people on board.

Monday, May 30, 1814

The First Treaty of Paris is signed returning France's borders to their 1792 extent. Napoleon is exiled to Elba on the same day.

Friday, May 30, 1806

Andrew Jackson kills a man in a duel after the man had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

Tuesday, May 30, 1797

Saturday, May 30, 1778

Benedict Arnold signs US oath of allegiance at Valley Forge//www.ushistory.org/ValleyForge/served/arnold.html US history.org

Tuesday, May 30, 1662

Catherine of Braganza marries Charles II of England as part of the dowry, Portugal cedes Bombay and Tangier to England.

Wednesday, May 30, 1646

Spain and the Netherlands sign a temporary cease fire in the war.

Friday, May 30, 1642

All honours granted by Charles I from this date onward are retrospectively annulled by Parliament.
July ndash First English Civil War: Charles Ibesieges Hull in an attempt to gain control of its arsenal.

Wednesday, May 30, 1635

Thirty Years' War ndash The Peace of Prague is signed.

Thursday, May 30, 1619

Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Governor General of the Dutch East Indies, conquers Jayakarta and renames it Batavia.

Thursday, May 20, 1574 (Julianian calendar)

On the death of King Charles IX of France, he is succeeded by his brother King Henry of Poland, who becomes King Henry III of France. His mother, Catherine de' Medici, acts as Regent until Henry arrives from Poland.
On the death of KingCharles IX of France, he is succeeded by his brother KingHenry of Poland, who becomes KingHenry III of France. His mother, Catherine de\\' Medici, acts as Regent until Henry arrives from Poland.

Tuesday, May 20, 1539 (Julianian calendar)

May ndash The Six Articles, an Act of the Parliament of England, reaffirms certain Catholic principles in Henry VIII's Church of England.
In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Ta Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal to find gold. He also introduces pigs into North America.

Saturday, May 20, 1536 (Julianian calendar)

May ndash Manco Inca Yupanqui leads a revolt against the Spanish, and then leads his people to Machu Picchu, deep in the Valcahambra range of the Andes.
Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour.

Friday, May 21, 1434 (Julianian calendar)

June 19 or 20 ndash Zara Yaqob becomes Emperor of Ethiopia.
Hussite Wars ndash Battle of Lipany: The Catholics and Ultraquists defeat the Taborites, ending the Hussite Wars.

Monday, May 21, 1431 (Julianian calendar)

Nineteen-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake.

Thursday, May 21, 1416 (Julianian calendar)

The Trezzo sull'Adda Bridge (the longest arch bridge in the world at the time) is destroyed.
The Catholic Church burns Jerome of Prague as a heretic.

Thursday, May 23, 1213 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Damme: The English fleet under William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury destroys a French fleet off the Belgian port, in the first major victory for the fledgling Royal Navy.

Friday, June 1, 70 (Julianian calendar)

Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. The Jewish defenders retreats to the First Wall. The Romans built a circumvallation, all trees within fifteen kilometres of the city are cut down.
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