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Notable Historical Events for May 30th

1087German emperor Henry IV crowns his son Koenraad

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

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

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

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

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

1935Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies

1986Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 30th

1971Idina Menzel, American actress and singer

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 30th

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

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

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

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

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

1912Wilbur Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 45

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