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May 30


1431   Joan of Arc is burned at the stake.

1539   Hernando de Soto lands in Florida with the hope of finding gold.

1868   Memorial Day is observed in the United States for the first time

1911   The first Indianapolis 500 auto race.

1922   In Washington, D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated

1967   Daredevil Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle over 16 cars lined-up in a row.

Famous Birthdays:

1908   Mel Blanc (Voice Actor of Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny)

1918   Bob Evans (Restaurant owner)

1943   Gale Sayers (Football Player)

1972   Manny Ramirez (Baseball Player)

1964   Winonna Judd (Singer)

1980   Steven Gerrard (Soccer player)

Today in History Archive:

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