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What are the important events that happened on May 30? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 30: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 30 is the 151st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 215 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 17, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,409,440 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectapentacontahenagon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 243 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,256 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 30 Historical Events

  • 1574
    Henry III becomes King of France.
  • 1871
    The Paris Commune falls.
  • 1914
    The new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • 1941
    World War II: Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas climb on the Athenian Acropolis, tear down the Nazi swastika.
  • 1998
    Nuclear Testing: Pakistan conducts an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It is reported to be a plutonium device with yield of 20kt.

Who were born on May 30?

  • 1858
    Siegfried Alkan, German composer (d. 1941)
  • 1910
    Inge Meysel, German actress (d. 2004)
  • 1932
    Pauline Oliveros, American composer and accordionist
  • 1955
    Topper Headon, British musician (The Clash)
  • 1974
    Shin Ha-kyun, South Korean actor

Who died on May 30?

  • 1744
    Alexander Pope, English writer (b. 1688)
  • 1832
    James Mackintosh, Scottish jurist, politician and historian (b. 1765)
  • 1961
    Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina, Dominican Republic dictator (b. 1891)
  • 1964
    Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)
  • 2003
    Mickie Most, English record producer (b. 1938)

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