eso ha pasado un 30 Mayo

1942 : Operation Millennium on the city of Cologne

On May 30, 1942, the British forces intensively bombed the city of Cologne in Germany in order to destroy its chemical industry. The city received 1,500 tons of bombs in 90 minutes. More than 1,000 bombers were sent to make sure the city's defenses would be overwhelmed by numbers and therefore to lessen the losses among the British planes.

1967 : Declaration of independence of Biafra

On May 30, 1967, Biafra, including several areas of south-east Nigeria including oil fields, declared independence because of the repression suffered by these populations from the central government.
In July 1967, the war was declared and Nigeria took over the oil regions leaving no resource to Biafra which suffered a major famine. 1 million people died of malnutrition. Biafra surrendered to Nigeria on january 1970.

1971 : Probe Mariner 9 sent to Mars

On 30 May 1971, the probe Mariner 9 was launched from the base of Cape Canaveral in Florida to Mars. It entered Mars's orbit in November 1971 and circled there for a year. It sent 7000 photos to the earth which increased considerably the understanding of the red planet.

1972 : Massacre at Lod Airport in Tel Aviv

On May 30, 1972, 3 members of the Japanese Red Army, acting on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, took Czech assault rifles from their violin cases and began to shot the crowd in the International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. 26 people were killed - including 16 Puerto Rican pilgrims - and 80 injured.

Actualidad del día : 30 Mayo

National day of the potato in Peru
May 30 is the national day of the potato in Peru.
Peru is the country of origin of potato which has been cultivated for 3000 years. The potato was imported in Europe in the sixteenth century where even if it was consumed by all classes of the population, was considered a solution to avoid famine.

Cita del día : 30 Mayo

As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.

Cumpleaños : 30 Mayo

Peter Carl Fabergé, Joyero ruso (1846)
Roger Salengro, Político francés (1890)
Howard Hawks, Director de cine americano (1896)
Irving Thalberg, Productor americano (1899)
Germaine Tillion, Antropólogo francés y comandante en la Resistencia francesa (1907)
Benny Goodman, Clarinetista de jazz estadounidense (1909)
Ralph Metcalfe, Atleta y político americano (1910)
Julius Axelrod, Bioquímico estadounidense, Premio Nobel de Fisiología o Medicina (1912)
Agnès Varda, Directora de cine francesa (1929)
Alexey Leonov, Cosmonauta ruso (1934)
Bertrand Delanoë, Político francés (1950)
Paresh Rawal, Actor indio (1950)
Ted McGinley, Actor americano (1957)
Élise Lucet, Periodista y presentadora de televisión francesa (1963)
Big L, Rapper americano (1974)
Steven Gerrard, Futbolista Inglés (1980)
Blake Bashoff, Actor americano (1981)

Nos han dejado un 30 Mayo

Jeanne d'arc, Figura militar francesa (1431)
Charles IX, Rey de Francia (1574)
Peter Paul Rubens, Pintor flamenco (1640)
Alexander Pope, Poeta Inglés (1744)
François Boucher, Pintor francés (1770)
Voltaire, Escritor y filósofo francés (1778)
Wilbur Wright, Aviador estadounidense, inventor del primer avión, con su hermano (1912)
Boris Pasternak, Escritor ruso, Premio Nobel de Literatura (1960)
Leó Szilárd, Físico austro-húngaro (reacción nuclear en cadena, reactor nuclear) (1964)
Claude Rains, Actor inglés (1967)
Marcel Dupré, Organista y compositor francés (1971)
Michel Simon, Actor suizo (1975)
Tomasz Pacyński, Escritor polaco (2005)
Robert Sterling, Actor americano (2006)
Jean-Claude Brialy, Actor francés (2007)
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