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Notable Historical Events for May 30th

1987Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1959"Nervous Set" closes at Henry Miller's Theater NYC after 23 perfs

1969Indianapolis 500: Mario Andretti wins in 3:11:14.689 (252.453 km/h)

2014Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West" is released to theatres, MacFarlane's first live-action role on the big screen

1539Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida

1948Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game

1993Betsy King wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament

1989Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house

1642All honours granted by Charles I are retrospectively annulled by Parliament

1943French general Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers

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Notable Birthdays on May 30th

1955Brian Kobilka, Little Falls, Minnesota, American Nobel Prize winning professor

1220Alexander Nevsky, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Vladimir-Suzdal, Prince of Novgorod and Grand Prince of Vladimir, considered the key figure in medieval Rus (1252-63)

1943Gale Sayers, Wichita Kansas, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)

1964Tom Morello, American guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine)

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Notable Weddings on May 30th

1966Country singer Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia

1536English King Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour, his 3rd wife

1797Abolitionist William Wilberforce (37) weds Barbara Spooner (25) at St Swithins Church in Walcot, Bath

2008Film actor Charlie Sheen (42) weds socialite Brooke Mueller (30) at a private estate in Los Angeles, California

May 30th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 30th

1912Wilbur Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 45

1916John Singleton Mosby, American Confederate officer, dies at 82

1744Alexander Pope, English poet (The Rape of the Lock), dies at 56

1960Boris Pasternak, Russian poet (Dr Zhivago), dies at 70

1431Joan of Arc, French heroine and saint (b. 1412)

1778Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer (Candide), dies at 42

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