Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
Staff member
1431: French heroine Joan of Arc is burnt at the stake in Rouen after the English find her guilty of heresy.

1593: Leading Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe is stabbed to death in a pub brawl in Deptford.

1942: The RAF carries out its first 'thousand bomber raid', dropping 2,000 tons of bombs on Cologne, Germany.


Distinguished Member
may 30th:
1536: King Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour
1842: Assassination attempt made on Queen Victoria
1934: Nazis open trials of alleged communists
1672: Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia
1846: Peter Faberge, Russian jeweller
1896: Howard Hawks, American film director
1908: Mel Blanc, Provided many cartoon voices for Warner Brothers
1909: Benny Goodman, American bandleader