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