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Notable Historical Events for May 30th

1431Hundred Years' War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.

1951Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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

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

1997Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

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

1539Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida

1927Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career

1498Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America

1948Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game

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Notable Birthdays on May 30th

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)

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

1955Brian Kobilka, Little Falls, Minnesota, American Nobel Prize winning professor

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Notable Weddings on May 30th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 30th

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

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

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

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

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

1912Wilbur Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 45

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