May 30

1431

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

1536

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

1911

The first Indianapolis 500 was won by Ray Harroun.

1922

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

1998

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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