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Notable Historical Events for May 30th

193720th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pittsburgh FC Aspinwall PA

1943French general Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers

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

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

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

1986Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

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

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

1993Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

2014Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West" is released to theatres, MacFarlane's first live-action role on the big screen

May 30th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 30th

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)

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

1971Idina Menzel, American actress and singer

May 30th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 30th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1912Wilbur Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 45

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