Today in History for 30th May 2021

Historical Events

1854 – Kansas-Nebraska Act repeals Missouri Compromise creating the territories of Kansas and Nebraska
1909 – Reuben Siegel laid cornerstone of 1st home in Tel-Aviv
1921 – Lord Dunsany’s “If” premieres in London
1955 – Tunisia begins domestic self governing
1964 – Giants sweep Mets 5-3 and 8-6 in 23 inn, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game and NY’s 22 K’s in 2nd games
1966 – US launches Surveyor 1 to Moon

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Famous Birthdays

1829 – Levin Goldschmidt, German business law expert, born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1897)
1835 – Alfred Austin, English poet laureate of England (Garden), born in Headingley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1913)
1928 – John Keith Wright, English economist, Assistant Secretary of State (1971-84)
1956 – David-Maria Sassoli, Italian politician and journalist, European President (2019-), born in Florence, Italy
1958 – Michael E Lopez-Alegria, Lt Cmdr/astro (STS 73, sk 92), born in Madrid, Spain
1962 – Tonya Pinkins, actress (Livia Frye-All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois

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Famous Deaths

1574 – Charles IX, King of France (1560-74), dies of tuberculosis at 23
1864 – James Barbour Terrill, US attorney/Confederate brigadier general, dies at 26
1967 – Claude Rains, British actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca), dies at 77
1976 – Vic Ghezzi, American golfer (PGA C’ship 1941), dies of cancer at 65
2006 – Marius van Amelsvoort, Dutch politician (CDA), dies at 75
2020 – Bob Hammond AM, Australian rules key defender (AFL Hall of Fame; North Adelaide; SA) and coach (Sydney Swans 1984), dies from Parkinson’s disease at 78

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