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Notable Historical Events for May 30th

200035th Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins

1539Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida

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

1956Mickey Mantle misses by 18" hitting 1st HR out of Yankee Stadium

1983AL Pres Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires

1087German emperor Henry IV crowns his son Koenraad

1959"Nervous Set" closes at Henry Miller's Theater NYC after 23 perfs

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

1808Napoleon Bonaparte annexes Tuscany & gave it seats in French Senate

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

May 30th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 30th

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

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

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

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

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

May 30th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 30th

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

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

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

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

1912Wilbur Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 45

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

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