Today in History: May 30

Today in History: May 30

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1416

Jerome of Prague is burned as a heretic by the Church.

1431

Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by the English.

1527

The University of Marburg is founded in Germany.

1539

Hernando de Soto lands in Florida with 600 soldiers in search of gold.

1783

The first American daily newspaper, The Pennsylvania Evening Post, begins publishing in Philadelphia.

1814

The First Treaty of Paris is declared, returning France to its 1792 borders.

1848

William Young patents the ice cream freezer.

1859

The Piedmontese army crosses the Sesia River and defeats the Austrians at Palestro.

1862

Union General Henry Halleck enters Corinth, Mississippi.

1868

Memorial Day begins when two women place flowers on both Confederate and Union graves.

1889

The brassiere is invented.

1912

U.S. Marines are sent to Nicaragua to protect American interests.

1913

The First Balkan War ends.

1921

The U.S. Navy transfers the Teapot Dome oil reserves to the Department of the Interior.

1942

The Royal Air Force launches the first 1,000 plane raid over Germany.

1971

NASA launches Mariner 9, the first satellite to orbit Mars.