27 fun facts for May, 30

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
May 30th is an eventful day marked by various achievements, celebrations, and historical milestones. From the signing of important treaties to the advancements in space exploration and honoring influential figures in various fields, there is no shortage of fascinating incidents and activities associated with this date.
27 Fun facts
  1. In 1635, on May 30th, the Peace of Prague was signed, an agreement between the Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand II and the Electorate of Saxony. This treaty helped bring an end to conflicts between the Holy Roman Empire and several Protestant territories, easing tensions during the Thirty Years' War.
  2. May 30, 1781 marks the founding of the city Aachen in Germany. The city is known for its spa-like atmosphere and is a popular destination for tourists. Additionally, Aachen's prestigious technical university specializes in disciplines such as electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, and computer science.
  3. On May 30th, 1830, the United States Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, leading to the forced relocation of thousands of American Indians from their ancestral lands. This policy facilitated the seizure of millions of acres of land for white settlers and directly impacted the lives of Cherokee, Muscogee, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw communities.
  4. May 30th is the national day of Suriname, known as Border Treaty Day. It celebrates the signing of a border treaty between Suriname and Brazil on this day in 1906, which established the boundaries between the two countries that are still in effect today.
  5. On May 30th, 1922, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. was dedicated. The iconic monument features a 19-foot tall statue of Abraham Lincoln and is a symbol of unity and freedom, honoring the 16th President of the United States and his efforts to preserve the Union during the American Civil War.
  6. In 1939, the first-ever Superman comic book was published on May 30th. The character, created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, has since become one of the most iconic superheroes in popular culture, inspiring a plethora of comic series, television shows, and films.
  7. On May 30th, 1961, legendary baseball player Gil Hodges hit four home runs in a single game, a rare and impressive feat. Hodges, who played for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, was an eight-time All-Star and a three-time Gold Glove winner.
  8. May 30, 1971, marks the launch of Mariner 9, the first spacecraft to orbit around Mars. The satellite studied the Martian surface and atmosphere, collecting valuable data about the planet's geology, magnetic fields, and meteorology.
  9. On May 30th, 1980, the iconic horror film "The Shining" was released in the United States. Directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on Stephen King's novel of the same name, the movie has since become a classic and regarded as one of the best films in the horror genre.
  10. May 30th is celebrated as National Creativity Day in the United States. This day encourages people to express their creativity in various forms, from painting and drawing to writing and performing arts, and emphasizes the importance of imagination and innovation in our lives.
  11. In 1998, on May 30th, the FIFA World Cup mascot for the 2002 tournament, "Ato," was unveiled. Ato is a friendly, orange-colored football-loving alien who helped promote the excitement and anticipation for the World Cup hosted by South Korea and Japan.
  12. On May 30th, 2000, Canadian music legend Celine Dion made history by achieving her 13th Number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with the song "That's The Way It Is." Dion is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with over 200 million albums sold worldwide.
  13. May 30th, 2004 is the day when the first privately-funded manned spaceflight, SpaceShipOne, began its successful test-flight program. Developed by aerospace engineer Burt Rutan and funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, this groundbreaking project paved the way for commercial space travel and space tourism.
  14. In 2007, on May 30th, SpaceX, an American aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, launched its first successful rocket, Falcon 1. The launch marked a significant milestone in the private aerospace industry, and SpaceX has since continued to push the limits of space exploration with its advanced technology and ambitious goals.
  15. May 30th is celebrated as World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day, which raises awareness of this chronic autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. MS impacts millions of people globally, and this day aims to bring support and encouragement to those living with the condition while promoting research for better treatments.
  16. In 2009, Susan Boyle, a contestant on the reality TV show "Britain's Got Talent," achieved worldwide fame for her moving and powerful rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les Misérables. By May 30th, her audition video had reached an astonishing 100 million views on YouTube, making Boyle an instant global sensation.
  17. May 30th is celebrated as National Water a Flower Day in the United States. This day encourages people to appreciate the beauty and importance of flowers by taking care of their plants, watering their gardens, or visiting a botanical garden to enjoy the stunning displays of nature.
  18. On May 30, 2016, actress and comedian Ellie Kemper received an Emmy nomination for her performance in the Netflix series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." The popular show, created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, received a total of 18 nominations during its four-season run.
  19. May 30th is celebrated as National Hamburger Day in the United States. This day pays tribute to the iconic American food staple, typically made with a ground beef patty served between two slices of bread or a bun, and encourages people to enjoy their favorite burger recipes.
  20. On May 30th, 2018, the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge opened in Randa, Switzerland. Known as the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, it spans 1,621 feet across a gorge and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Alpine landscape.
  21. May 30th is considered as National Mint Julep Day in the United States. This annual celebration acknowledges the popular Southern cocktail typically made with bourbon, mint, sugar, and crushed ice, and invites people to enjoy a refreshing mint julep on a warm day.
  22. On May 30th, 2019, Sir Andy Murray received a knighthood at Buckingham Palace, becoming one of the few British tennis players to receive such an honor. Sir Andy has three Grand Slam titles, two Olympic gold medals, and a record 46 ATP titles to his name.
  23. May 30th is celebrated as National Senior Health & Fitness Day in the United States. This day aims to promote the benefits of staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for senior citizens, through organized events, educational sessions, and community gatherings.
  24. In 2020, on May 30th, SpaceX's Crew Dragon became the first privately-operated spacecraft to carry NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. The historic launch marked a new era in space travel and exploration, highlighting the collaboration between the private sector and government agencies.
  25. May 30th is celebrated as International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. This day honors the brave men and women who have served in UN peacekeeping missions around the world, acknowledging their invaluable contributions towards ensuring global peace and stability.
  26. On May 30, 2021, tennis star Naomi Osaka won the Women's Singles title at the Australian Open. This victory marked her fourth Grand Slam title and solidified her status as one of the leading players in the world of tennis.
  27. May 30th is celebrated as Loomis Day, honoring the American inventor Mahlon Loomis. Loomis is credited with pioneering the concept of wireless communication in the 1860s, and this day acknowledges his innovative work and its significance in the development of modern telecommunications.