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30 May

1381 – England – Peasants’ Revolt began. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peasants%27_Revolt


1431 – France – Joan of Arc burned at Stake in Rouen (Hundred Years’ War). https://youtu.be/ttZw1fDTSCY  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/dec/17/france.alexduvalsmith

1434 – Bohemia – Battle of Lipany, end of Hussite Wars. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lipany https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hussite_Wars

1510 – China – Prince of Anhua Rebellion ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Anhua_rebellion

1536 – England – Henry VIII married Jane Seymour. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/janeseymour.htm

1574 – France – Henry III became king. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_III_of_France

1635 – Bohemia – Peace of Prague signed (Thirty Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_of_Prague_(1635)

1814 – France – Treaty of Paris signed (War of the Sixth Coalition). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Paris_(1814)

1815 – South Africa – East Indiaman Arniston wrecked near Cape Agulhas, 372 killed. http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?138960


1832 – Canada – Rideau Canal, Ontario opened. https://youtu.be/GlyiVq-gMkM  https://youtu.be/3Q7ttCDOnQE  http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/on/rideau/natcul/natcul2.aspx

1842 – UK – Attempted assassination of Queen Victoria by John Francis. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/365118/The-men-who-tried-to-kill-Queen-Victoria

1883 – USA – Stampede on Brooklyn Bridge, 12 killed. http://untappedcities.com/2013/10/23/rumor-brooklyn-bridge-stampede-collapse-sparked-fatal-during-opening-week/


1899 – USA – Stage Coach robbed near Globe, Arizona by outlaw Pearl Hart. https://youtu.be/o4ByFa9WXQo http://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-pearlhart.html

1913 – UK – Treaty of London signed (First Balkan War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_London_(1913)


1914 – UK – RMS Aquitania started maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York, USA. http://youtu.be/UqVzDzMB3Ks   http://www.ocean-liners.com/ships/Aquitania.asp


1922 – USA – Lincoln Memorial dedicated. https://youtu.be/DVUbzOk8mCc https://www.nps.gov/linc/learn/historyculture/index.htm

1930 – Greece – National Theatre founded. http://www.n-t.gr/en/nationaltheatre/history/

1937 – USA – Memorial Day Massacre, Chicago, 10 killed. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-05-27/site/ct-per-flash-republicsteel-0527-20120527_1_gun-shots-police-officers-strikers

1940 – Norway – Luftwaffe plane shot down Skotten Seter, Ringebu, Oppland, 8 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19400530-0


1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Köln – Operation Millennium (WWII). https://youtu.be/l_pQdzhdD50  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/bombercommandthethousandbomberraids3031may.cfm

1943 – USA – Battle of Attu ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Attu

1944 – USSR – Soviet Air Force plane crashed at Zaliv Kresta Bay, Chukotka, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440530-3

1945 – Cote d’Ivoire – USAAF plane crashed off Drewin, 21 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450530-4

1947 – USA – Eastern Air Lines Flight 605 crashed near Bainbridge, MD, 53 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470530-0 https://archive.org/stream/CABAAR19470530Eastern605/CAB-AAR%201947-05-30-Eastern-605_djvu.txt


1948 – USA – Vanport, Oregon flooded after dyke broke along Columbia River, 15 killed. http://youtu.be/YErAWFRU9aw http://www.ohs.org/education/oregonhistory/learning_center/dspresource.cfm?resource_ID=000BC26B-EE5A-1E47-AE5A80B05272FE9F

1950 – Brazil – Aerovias Brasil plane crashed near Ilhéus, BA, 13 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500530-0

1951 – South Korea – US Navy plane crashed near Busan West AB, 5 killed (Korean War). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510530-0


1959 – New Zealand – Auckland Harbour Bridge officially opened. http://youtu.be/M3Tu1WbjN1I http://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/ahb/background.html

1961 – Portugal – Viasa Flight 897 crashed near Lisbon Portela Airport, 61 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19610530-0

1966 – USA – Surveyor 1 launched. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1966-045A

1971 – USA – Mariner 9 launched. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1971-051A

1972 – Israel – Lod Airport Massacre, 24 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/29/newsid_2542000/2542263.stm

1982 – Spain – Joined NATO. http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/nato_countries.htm

1998 – Afghanistan – Earthquake measuring 6.6Mw, epicentre in Tajikistan border region, 4,000+ killed. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/year/1998/1998_05_30.php


2002 – USA – Climbing Accident on Mount Hood, 3 killed. https://youtu.be/NKy6Pyj-Lmk WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www.traditionalmountaineering.org/Report_Hood_Bergschrund.htm

2003 – Myanmar – Depayin Massacre, 70+ killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depayin_massacre

2008 – Honduras – TACA Flight 390 crashed at Toncontín International Airport, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20080530-0

York

1885 – Society for the Protection on Ancient Buildings met at Corn Exchange to protest against ‘proposed destruction of certain churches in the city of York’.