Today in History - May 30

1087 - German emperor Henry IV crowns his son Koenraad

1434 - The Battle of Lipany ending Taborites influence

1527 - University of Marburg (Germany) founded

1539 - Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida

1646 - Spain & Netherlands sign temporary cease fire

1821 - James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose

1842 - John Francis attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria

1848 - William G Young patents ice cream freezer

1854 - Territories of Kansas & Nebraska created

1862 - Battle of Booneville MS - captured Gen Beauregard evacuates Corinth

1879 - Gilmore Garden renamed Madison Square Garden

1908 - 1st federal workmen's compensation law approved

1911 - 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)



1913 - New country of Albania, forms

1933 - Patent on invisible glass installation

1955 - Said el-Mufti forms Jordan government

1959 - World's 1st hovercraft (SR-N1) tested at Cowes, England

1959 - The Auckland Harbour Bridge is officially opened in Auckland, New Zealand

1967 - Biafra declares independence from Nigeria

1975 - European Space Agency (ESA) forms


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