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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

  • 70
    Siege of Jerusalem: Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. The Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall. The Romans build a circumvallation, cutting down all trees within fifteen kilometers.
  • 1574
    Henry III becomes King of France.
  • 1832
    The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened.
  • 1899
    Female Old West outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.
  • 1922
    In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.

Who were born on May 30?

  • 1945
    Norman Eshley, English actor
  • 1949
    P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball coach
  • 1968
    Kelley Armstrong, Canadian author
  • 1979
    Clint Bowyer, American NASCAR driver
  • 1981
    Lars Møller Madsen, Danish handball player

Who died on May 30?

  • 1712
    Andrea Lanzani, Italian painter of the Baroque period (b. c. 1645)
  • 1865
    John Catron, American jurist (b. 1786)
  • 1964
    Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
  • 1981
    Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi statesman (b. 1936)
  • 2009
    Torsten Andersson, Swedish painter (b. 1926)

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