Today in History for 30th May 2022

Historical Events

1848 – William G Young patents ice cream freezer
1933 – Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins accompanied by riding mechanic Lawson Harris; Mark Billman killed in a crash on lap 79; Lester Spangler and riding mechanic “Monk” Jordan die in a crash on lap 132
1944 – Transport number 75 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany
1959 – 58th Men’s French Championships: Nicola Pietrangeli beats Ian Vermaak (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1)
1986 – Ariane-2 (ESA) launched
2015 – English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,283): Arsenal beats Aston Villa, 4-0; Gunners’ 12th title

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Famous Birthdays

1845 – Amadeus/Amadeo I, duke of Aosta and King of Spain (1870-73), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1890)
1894 – Hubertus J van Mook, Dutch minister of Colonies (1942-45)
1906 – Bruno Gröning, German faith healer (d. 1959)
1907 – Elly Beinhorn, German pilot (d. 2007)
1956 – Allison Roe MBE, New Zealand marathon runner (NYC, Boston 1981; Seoul 1982), born in Auckland, New Zealand
1962 – John Alt, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)

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Famous Deaths

1434 – Prokop the Great, Hussite general
1574 – Charles IX, King of France (1560-74), dies of tuberculosis at 23
1979 – Jack Raine, British actor (Quartet), dies at 82
1987 – Melvin “Turk” Murphy, American Dixieland jazz trombonist, dies at 71
1989 – Claude Pepper, American politician (Rep-D-FL, 1963-89), dies at 88
2012 – Andrew Huxley, British physiologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 94

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