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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.

Novità del giorno : 30 Maggio

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.

Citazione del giorno : 30 Maggio

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

Compleanni : 30 Maggio

Peter Carl Fabergé, Gioielliere russo (1846)
Roger Salengro, Uomo politico francese (1890)
Howard Hawks, Regista americano (1896)
Irving Thalberg, Produttore americano (1899)
Germaine Tillion, Antropologo francese e comandante nella Resistenza francese (1907)
Benny Goodman, Clarinettista jazz americano (1909)
Ralph Metcalfe, Atleta e uomo politico americano (1910)
Julius Axelrod, Biochimico statunitense, premio Nobel per la Fisiologia e Medicina (1912)
Agnès Varda, Regista francese (1929)
Alexey Leonov, Cosmonauta russo (1934)
Bertrand Delanoë, Uomo politico francese (1950)
Paresh Rawal, Attore indiano (1950)
Ted McGinley, Attore americano (1957)
Élise Lucet, Giornalista e presentatora TV frrancese (1963)
Big L, Rapper americano (1974)
Steven Gerrard, Calciatore inglese (1980)
Blake Bashoff, Attore americano (1981)

Ci hanno lasciato un 30 Maggio

Jeanne d'arc, Figura militare francese (1431)
Charles IX, Re de Francia (1574)
Peter Paul Rubens, Pittore fiammingo (1640)
Alexander Pope, Poeta inglese (1744)
François Boucher, Pittore francese (1770)
Voltaire, Scrittore e filosofo francese (1778)
Wilbur Wright, Aviatore americano, inventore del primo aereo, con il suo fratello (1912)
Boris Pasternak, Scrittore russo, premio Nobel per la letteratura (1960)
Leó Szilárd, Fisico austro-ungarico (reazione a catena nucleare, reattore nucleare) (1964)
Claude Rains, Attore inglese (1967)
Marcel Dupré, Organista e compositore francese (1971)
Michel Simon, Attore svizzero (1975)
Tomasz Pacyński, Scrittore polacco (2005)
Robert Sterling, Attore americano (2006)
Jean-Claude Brialy, Attore francese (2007)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed