Next Show May 30 – A Big Day in History

1431

19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.

1539

Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.  It would be over 400 years before that dream was realized.

1922

Lincoln Memorial dedicated.  Like the President, his memorial has become a symbol of freedom and the fight for equality.

1967

Nigeria’s southeast Christian region declares independence as the Republic of Biafra, sparking a nearly three-year civil war in which the oil rich region was brought to its knees by the Nigerian government using food as a weapon and starving the Biafrans.

1982

Cal Ripkin plays the first of what would become a record 2,632 consecutive games.

1989

The 33-foot high “Goddess of Democracy” statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstratorsGoddess of Democracy statue unveiled in Tianamen Square China.  The Chinese military massacred the protestors five days later.

1998

Pakistan conducts an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It is reported to be a plutonium device with yield of 20kt  Both Pakistan and India have since successfully tested long range nuclear missiles.

Birthdays

Both Trey Parker and Manny Ramirez turn 40 today.


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