Tuesday, May 30, 2023

History for May 30

History for May 30 - On-This-Day.com
Gale Sayers 1943 - Football player
  • 1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at the age of 19.
  • 1539 - Hernando de Soto, the Spanish explorer, landed in Florida with 600 soldiers to search for gold.
  • 1868 - Memorial Day was observed widely for the first time in the U.S.
  • 1903 - In Riverdale, NY, the first American motorcycle hill climb was held.
  • 1911 - Ray Harroun won the first Indianapolis 500. At the time, it was known as International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race. Harroun's average speed was 74.59 miles per hour.
  • 1943 - American forces secured the Aleutian island of Attu from the Japanese during World War II.
  • 1997 - Jesse K. Timmendequas was convicted in Trenton, NJ, of raping and strangling a 7-year-old neighbor, Megan Kanka. The 1994 murder inspired "Megan's Law," requiring that communities be notified when sex offenders move in.

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