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Notable Historical Events for May 30th

1943French general Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers

1498Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America

1539Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida

1993Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1806Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

1956Mickey Mantle misses by 18" hitting 1st HR out of Yankee Stadium

1927Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career

195323rd French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats V Seixas (6-3 6-4 1-6 6-2)

1983AL Pres Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 30th

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on May 30th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 30th

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

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

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

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

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

1912Wilbur Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 45

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