History On May 30th

If you were wondering what happened today in history, which you probably weren’t, then here I am to tell you what happened on the day, of May 30th.

 

May 30th:

1911 – The first ever running of the Indianapolis 500 is won by Ray Harrounat at an average speed of 74.59 miles an hour.

1922 – The Lincoln Memorial built to honor Abraham Lincoln the 16th president of the United States. is dedicated by former President William Howard Taft in Washington, D.C.

1937 – The Memorial Day Massacre takes place when Ten union demonstrators are killed and 84 are wounded when police open fired in front of the South Chicago Republic Steel plant.

1954 – A series of tornadoes and torrential rain has struck Nebraska leaving 6 dead and many more injured and homeless 10 miles southeast of Norfolk.

1959 – The first full sized hovercraft, the SR-N1, designed by Sir Christopher Cockerell, is launched and tested at Cowes on the Isle of Wight in England.

1967 – The motorcycle daredevil stuntman, Evel Knievel, successfully clears 16 cars in Gardena, California.

1971 – The US space probe Mariner 9 was launched on a mission to Mars. Where it will send more than 7,000 pictures of the planet back to Earth.

1990 – British Beef exports are hit further as France bans imports of British beef and live cattle because of fears over BSE, or “mad cow” disease. Germany and Italy joined the ban 2 days later.

1997 – Child molester Jesse K. Timmendequas is convicted of raping and strangling seven year old Megan Kanka, the case inspired “Megan’s Law,” which requires that communities be notified when sex offenders move in.

2008 – The earthquake that occurred 3 weeks ago in China from this date was causing additional major problems including Lake Tangjiashan, a lake that was created during the earthquake, now risks breaking through the dams and flooding large areas of Mianyang, so far over 200,000 have been evacuated.

2013 – The US band Bon Jovi has waived their normal concert fee for their upcoming concert in Madrid, Spain. They did this over concerns about the country’s economic crisis and were worried that the fans would not be able to afford the regularly priced tickets.

 

Now you know, thanks for reading!

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