Tuesday, May 30, 2017
History for May 30 - On-This-Day.com
Peter I (Russia) 1672, Stepin Fetchit 1892, Mel Blanc 1908
Benny Goodman 1909, Joseph W. Kennedy 1916, Wynonna Judd 1964 - Country musician (The Judds)
1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at the age of 19.
1539 - Hernando de Soto, the Spanish explorer, landed in Florida with 600 soldiers to search for gold.
1848 - W.G. Young patented the ice cream freezer.
1911 - Ray Harroun won the first Indianapolis 500. At the time, it was known as International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race. Harroun's average speed was 74.59 miles per hour.
1922 - The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.
1958 - Unidentified soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean conflicts were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
1989 - The "Goddess of Democracy" statue (33 feet height) was erected in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
2012 - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the Portion Cap Rule. The proposed amendment to the city health code would have required that food service establishments limit the size of sugary beverages to 16 ounces. On June 26, 2014, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that the New York City Board of Health had exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority.