This Day In History : May 30

1913 United Kingdom

The Treaty of London

The Treaty of London, which ended the First Balkan War, was signed on May 30, 1913. The treaty was signed by the Great Powers, the Ottoman Empire, and the victorious Balkan League, which included Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, and Montenegro.

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Discover what happened on May 30 with HISTORY's summaries of major events, anniversaries,
famous births and notable deaths.

Births on This Day, May 30
  • 1962 Kevin Eastman

    American author and illustrator who co-created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • 1757 Henry Addington

    1st Viscount Sidmouth, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1801-04)

  • 1915 Jerome Bert Weisner

    American engineer (science advisor to John. F Kennedy, President of MIT 1971-80)

  • 1945 Barry Clifford

    American underwater explorer (discovered 1st verified pirate shipwreck the Whydah)

  • 1955 Brian Kobilka

    American physiologist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2012 - G protein-coupled receptors)

Deaths on This Day, May 30
  • 1911 Milton Bradley

    American businessman who founded the Milton Bradley Company

  • 1912 Wilbur Wright

    American pilot and businessman, who co-founded the Wright Company

  • 1961 Rafael Trujillo

    Dominican politician, soldier and dictator of the Dominican Republic (1930-61)

  • 1975 Tatsuo Shimabuku

    Japanese martial artist and founder of Isshinryu Karate

  • 1992 Karl Carstens

    German politician (President of the Federal Republic of Germany 1979-84)


The first French newspaper

The first French newspaper Gazette de France is published

The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington D.C.

The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C., on May 30, 1922. The memorial honors Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, and stands as a symbol of his legacy and the enduring principles of unity, freedom, and democracy.

The Auckland Harbour Bridge in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened

The Auckland Harbour Bridge was officially opened on 30 May 1959 by the Governor-General, Lord Cobham.

Margaret Cavendish is the first woman to attend a meeting of the Royal Society

Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle, became the first woman to attend a meeting of the Royal Society of London on May 30, 1667.
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