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Notable Historical Events for May 30th

1969Indianapolis 500: Mario Andretti wins in 3:11:14.689 (252.453 km/h)

1642All honours granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament

1986Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

1993Betsy King wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament

1989Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house

1971Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored

195323rd French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats V Seixas (6-3 6-4 1-6 6-2)

1967Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles

1806Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

1967Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball

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Notable Birthdays on May 30th

1964Tom Morello, American guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine)

1943Gale Sayers, Wichita Kansas, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)

1971Idina Menzel, American actress and singer

1220Alexander Nevsky, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Vladimir-Suzdal, Prince of Novgorod and Grand Prince of Vladimir, considered the key figure in medieval Rus (1252-63)

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Notable Weddings on May 30th

1536English King Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour, his 3rd wife

2008Film actor Charlie Sheen (42) weds socialite Brooke Mueller (30) at a private estate in Los Angeles, California

1966Country singer Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia

1797Abolitionist William Wilberforce (37) weds Barbara Spooner (25) at St Swithins Church in Walcot, Bath

May 30th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 30th

1431Joan of Arc, French heroine and saint (b. 1412)

1916John Singleton Mosby, American Confederate officer, dies at 82

1744Alexander Pope, English poet (The Rape of the Lock), dies at 56

1912Wilbur Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 45

1960Boris Pasternak, Russian poet (Dr Zhivago), dies at 70

1778Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer (Candide), dies at 42

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