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May 30 Birthdays

Countee Cullen
Pronunciation: [koun´tE´]
1903–46, American poet, born in New York City

Alexander Archipenko
sculptor (1887)

Irving G. Thalberg
movie executive (1899)

Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd
archaeologist (1902)

Mel Blanc
actor (1908)

Benny Goodman
musician (1909)

Gale Sayers
football player (1943)

May 30 in History


Joan of Arc was burned at the stake as a heretic.


King Henry VIII of England married his 3rd wife, Jane Seymour, 11 days after he had his 2nd wife, Anne Boleyn executed.


The first Indianapolis 500 was won by Ray Harroun.


The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, was dedicated by Chief Justice William Howard Taft.


An earthquake in Northern Afghanistan (and subsequent aftershocks) killed an estimated 5,000 and injured at least 1,500. A quake on Feb. 4 in the same area had killed about 2,300.

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