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  • On This Day: What happened on 30 May?

    On This Day: What happened on 30 May?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 30 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


    2008 | Cluster Munitions convention was adopted.

    2003 | Depayin massacre: At least 70 people linked to the National League for Democracy were killed by a government-sponsored crowd in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi fled the scene but was arrested shortly afterward.

    1998 | Nuclear Tests: Pakistan conducted an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It was reported to be a plutonium device with a yield of 20kt TNT equivalent.

    1989 | Tiananmen Square protest of 1989: The 33-foot-tall “Goddess of Democracy” statue was unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student protesters.

    1972 | The Angry Brigade went on trial over a series of 25 blasts across the United Kingdom.

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    1990 | Turkish footballer, Mustafa Akbaſ.

    1996 | Brazilian tennis player, Beatriz Haddad Maia.

    1965 | American basketball player and coach, Billy Donovan.

    1963 | Canadian drummer and songwriter, Michel Langevin.

    1953 | Canadian skier, Jim Hunter.


    2007 | Norwegian politician, Birgit Dalland, 100

    2012 | American comedian, actor, and screenwriter, John Fox, 55.

    2013 | American football player and coach, 80.

    2007 | Indian poet and critic, Gunturu Seshendra Sarma,80.

    2014 | Belarusian poet, journalist, and diplomat, Hienadz Buraukin, 78.



    2006 | On this day, Theo Walcott became the youngest England international in the 3-1 victory over Hungary at Old Trafford, he had 17 years and 75 days of age. 


    2003 | On this day in the United States, “Finding Nemo” was released on this day. It was directed by Andrew Stanton.


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