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 This day in History - May 30
439 Historic Events for May 30
1909

George Headley, cricketer (in Panama All-time great WI batsman)

Birth
1909

Reuben Siegel laid cornerstone of 1st home in Tel-Aviv

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1910

44th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Sweep wins in 2:22

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1911

Douglas Fowley, NYC, actor (Grandpa-Pistols 'n' Petticoats)

Birth
1911

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

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1912

Joseph Stein, dramatist/playwright (Fiddler on the Roof)

Birth
1912

Julian Gustave Symons, writer

Birth
1912

US Marines sent to Nicaragua

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1912

Hugh Griffith, Wales, actor (Ben Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!)

Birth
1912

Wilbur Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies

Death
1912

Alexander Langsdorf, physicist

Birth
1913

1st Balkan War ends, Treaty of London

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1913

as managers who have won 1,000 games

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1913

John McGraw joins Fred Clarke, Cap Anson, Frank Selee, and Connie Mack

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1913

New country of Albania, forms

Event
1913

Cedric Thorpe Davie, composer

Birth
1914

Bobby Sherwood, Indianapolis Ind, orch leader (Milton Berle Show)

Birth
1915

Jerome Bert Weisner, military scientist/disarmer

Birth
1916

Joseph W Kennedy, scientist (1 of 4 discoverers of plutonium)

Birth
1918

Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, dies

Death
1919

Lord John WS Raleigh, British physicist (Nobel 1904), dies

Death
1920

John Heawood, actor/singer/choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)

Birth
1921

Salzburg, Austria, votes to join Germany

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1921

Memorial to Capt Eddie Grant, killed in WW I, unveiled at Polo Grounds

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1921

Lord Dunsany's "If," premieres in London

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