This day in history

Thursday, May 30, is the 150th day of 2013. There are 215 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers is 70. Actor Colm Meaney is 60. Country singer Wynonna Judd is 49. Rock musician Tom Morello (Audioslave; Rage Against the Machine) is 49. Actress Idina Menzel is 42. Actor Trey Parker is 41. Rapper Cee Lo Green is 39.

In 1431, Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, was burned at the stake in Rouen, France.


In 1922, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in a ceremony attended by President Harding, Chief Justice William Howard Taft, and Robert Todd Lincoln.

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In 1937, 10 people were killed when police fired on steelworkers demonstrating near the Republic Steel plant in South Chicago.

In 1958, unidentified American service members killed in World War II and the Korean War were interred in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

In 1971, the American space probe Mariner 9 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, Fla., on a journey to Mars.

In 1981, the president of Bangladesh, Ziaur Rahman, was assassinated in a failed military coup.