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Daily Calendar for Friday, May 30, 2025

Born

  • Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau (first premier of Quebec after Confederation) –
  • Norman Cota (U.S. brigadier general) –
  • Howard Hawks (director of film) –
  • Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny and other characters) –
  • Benny Goodman (musician & bandleader) –
  • Wynonna Judd (country music singer) –
  • Manny Ramirez (baseball player) –

Died

  • Wilbur Wright (aviator) –
  • Boris Pasternak (writer) –
  • Marcel DuprΓ© (composer) –
  • Perry Ellis (fashion designer) –
  • Gus Wickstrom (retired farmer who used pig spleens to forecast the weather [claimed 90% accuracy]) –

Events

  • U.S. and Mexico ratifications of Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo exchanged at Queretaro. (Treaty was originally signed on Feb. 2, 1848.)–
  • First U.S. national celebration of Memorial (Decoration) Day took place in the Arlington National Cemetery of Virginia–
  • First 500 mile automobile race at Indianapolis Speedway was held–
  • Lincoln Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C.–
  • From Cape Kennedy, Florida, the U.S. launched Mariner 9, first spacecraft to orbit another planet–
  • Thirteen-year-old Arvind Mahankali, of Bayside Hills, New York, correctly spelled knaidel to become the champion of the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Maryland–
  • Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury stole five bases during his team’s 9-2 win against the Philadelphia Phillies. It was a club record.–
  • May 30-31: 8 co-champions were declared for the Scripps Spelling Bee–

Weather

  • Massive flooding of Columbia River caused dike break that destroyed Vanport, Oregon–
  • Hanford, Washington, had a temperature of 104 degrees F–
  • Yakima, Washington, hit 102 degrees F–

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