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This Day in History for May 30

1498 – Christopher Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America.

1806 – Future US President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson accused Jackson’s wife of bigamy.

1821 – James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose.

1848 – William G. Young patents ice cream freezer.

1879 – Gilmore Garden (NYC) renamed Madison Square Garden.

1908 – 1st federal workmen’s compensation law approved.

1922 – Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by US Chief Justice William H. Taft in front of 50,000.

1933 – Patent on invisible glass installation.

1942 – Satchel Paige pitches 5 innings to defeat Dizzy Dean All-Stars, 8-1.

1942 – US aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor.

1946 – United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY), 42 die.

1958 – Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II & Korean War buried in Arlington.

1965 – Viet Cong offensive against US base Da Nang, begins.

1967 – Robert “Evel” Knievel’s motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles in Gardena, California.

1971 – US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched.

1990 – Dow Jones average hits a record 2,878.56.

1991 – Supreme Court rules prosecutors can be sued for legal advice they give police & can be held accountable.

1996 – 69th National Spelling Bee: Wendy Guey wins spelling vivisepulture.

1997 – Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcom X, set on fire by 12-year old grandson.

2017 – South Korean President Moon Jae-in orders a probe into additional launchers for the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system.

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