On This Day In History, 30 May


On This Day In History 30 May Image

World Events Today

  • The French heroine Joan of Arc, also known as “The Maid of Orléans”, was burned at the stake today in 1431
  • The Auckland Harbour Bridge, joining Saint Mary’s Bay in Auckland with the North Shore, was opened today in 1959
  • Following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan today in 2011, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany’s 17 nuclear power stations will close by 2022

Entertainment Events Today

  • The inaugural Indianapolis 500 auto race took place today in 1911, it was won by Ray Harroun driving for Nordyke and Marmon
  • George Herman Junior, better known as the American baseball legend Babe Ruth, played his final Major League Baseball game today in 1935
  • The computer-animated adventure movie Finding Nemo was released today in 2003

Family Events Today

  • Peter Carl Fabergé, the Russian jeweller best known for his famous Fabergé eggs, was born today in 1846 in Saint Petersburg
  • The Russian cosmonaut Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov, the first human to conduct a spacewalk, was born today in 1934
  • The England and Liverpool football legend “Stevie” Gerrard, was born today in 1980 in Merseyside

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Water a Flower Day

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