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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.

    ON THIS DAY: 30 MAY

    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.

     ALSO READ: What happened on 29 May?

    BIRTHDAYS

    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.

    ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

    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.

    SPORTS

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    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. 

    ENTERTAINMENT

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

    AFRICA FACT

    Niger is among the hottest countries in the world, around four-fifths of the country is desert.

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