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Know what happened on 30th May


Importance of 30th May in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 30th May special in the world history.

1998
A major earthquake hit northern Afghanistan, killing over 4,000 people .
Afghanistan
1994
The USA and Russia ceased targeting long-range nuclear missiles at each other
1993
Death of Ra Sun, American jazz keyboard player and bandleader .
United States
1958
Unidentified soldiers killed during World War II and the Korean War were interred at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National.
Great Britain
1948
The British Citizenship Act made all Commonwealth citizens British subjects and granted them British passports.
Great Britain
1933
American exotic dancer Sally Rand performed her famous ‘fan dance’ for the first time, at Chicago’s ‘Century of Progress’ World’s Fair.
United States
1912
Death of Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer
United States
1909
Birth of Benny Goodman, American jazz clarinetist and bandleader
United States
1908
Birth of Hannes Alfven, Swedish astrophysicist and Nobel Prize winner .
Sweden
1908
Birth of Mel Blanc who was the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other cartoon characters..
United States
1908
Death of Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French-Canadian poet.
Canada
1859
Big Ben rang out for the first time.
Great Britain
1778
Death of Voltaire, French philosophere
France
1770
Death of François Boucher, French painter
France
1744
Death of Alexander Pope, British writer
Great Britain
1640
Death of Peter Paul Rubens, artist.
Belgium
1631
First publication of La Gazette, the first newspaper published in France.
France
1606
Death of Sikh Fifth Master Guru Arjan.
India
1593
Death of Christopher Marlowe, British playwright.
Great Britain
1536
Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour as his third wife.
Great Britain
1431
Death of Joan of Arc
France
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