Famous People Who Died on May 30Th in History

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Dying is just like taxes in the respect that it is going to happen to you and me. Over history, we realize it doesn’t matter who you are, you are going to face death. Famous people have no secret weapon against death. They are just like you and I. They will die. We will die. Death is a part of life. However, many of us look forward to eternal life in Heaven. After we all pass from this world, I hope to meet each one of you in a better place called Heaven.

We Live And We Die

Nobody Lives Forever

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What Happened Today in History?

1431 – Hundred Years’ War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal. Because of this the Catholic Church remember this day as the celebration of Saint Joan of Arc

1814 – Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition – the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent. Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to Elba

1868 – Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern “Memorial Day”) is observed in the United States for the first time (By “Commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic” John A. Logan’s proclamation on May 5)

1883 – In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people

1958 – Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery

2002 – 272 days after the September 11 attacks, closing ceremonies are held for the clean-up/recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site in New York City. The last remaining steel beam is removed and transported to the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island


1412-1431 – Joan of Arc, French military figure and Catholic saint

1786-1865 – John Catron was an American jurist who served as a US Supreme Court justice from 1837 to 1865

1836-1911 – Milton Bradley was a United States game pioneer, was credited by many with launching the board game industry in North America with Milton Bradley Company

1867-1912 – Wilbur Wright, American aviator

1904-1939 – Floyd Roberts won the Indianapolis 500 in 1938 with a record speed of 117.2 mph (188.6 km/h). He led for 92 laps. The following year, 1939, driving the same car, he was killed in a crash on the backstretch after hitting a wooden fence at near 100 mph (160 km/h). Roberts was the first former winner and defending champion of the race to have been killed while competing. According to reports, Roberts intended to retire following the race

1918-1955 – Bill Vukovich was an American race car driver He won the 1953 and 1954 Indianapolis 500 plus two more American Automobile Association National Championship races

1890-1976 – Max Carey, American baseball player, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates

1940-1986 – Perry Ellis was an American fashion designer

1899-1994 – Ezra Taft Benson was the thirteenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1985 until his death and was United States Secretary of Agriculture for both terms of the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower

1918-2005 – Alma Ziegler, American baseball player [AAGPBL

1978-2008 – Lorenzo Odone, American medical figure who was an American adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) patient whose parents, Augusto and Michaela Odone, sought a treatment for the disease and invented Lorenzo’s oil

This is series of famous people who died was inspired by Faye Farley who writes about famous people who were born on the same dates. Each day I will make a list of the famous people who died on the particular day with a link to her story about who was born on a particular day. Today’s famous deaths will be linked to her September 27 story because she has not made it to October yet. Click hereto check out Faye’s writing





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