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Notable Historical Events for May 30th

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

1971Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored

1431Hundred Years' War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.

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

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

193720th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pittsburgh FC Aspinwall PA

1997Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

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

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

200035th Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins

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Notable Birthdays on May 30th

1971Idina Menzel, American actress and singer

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 30th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1912Wilbur Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 45

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

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

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