MAY 30 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1631 – La Gazette, the first French newspaper was 1st published on the 30th May 1631.

1862Anton Ažbe the Slovene realist painter and teacher of painting was born on the 30th May 1862 (died August 1905).

1908 – Mel Blanc the American voice actor and singer was born on the 30th May 1908 (died 1989).

1909 – Benny Goodman the American clarinet player, songwriter, and bandleader was born on the 30th May 1909 (died 1986).

1928 ~ Pro Hart the Australian painter was born on the 30th May 1928 (died 28th March 2006 aged 77).

1959 – The Auckland Harbour Bridge over Waitemata Harbour in AucklandNew Zealand was officially opened on the 30th May 1959, by Governor-General Charles Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham.

1966Surveyor 1 the 1st US spacecraft to land on an extraterrestrial body was launched on the 30th May 1966.

1971 – Mariner 9 was launched on the 30th May 1971, to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and map the surface of Mars.

1974 – The Airbus A300 passenger aircraft 1st entered service on the 30th May 1974.

1989 – Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 was on the 30th May 1989

2013 – Nigeria passed a law banning same-sex marriage on the 30th May 2013.

Today in History for May 30th ~ video presented by the Associated Press

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