History of May 30: What all happened on this day?

Mariner 9 was launched on this day to explore the Red Planet

Mariner 9 was launched to gather the scientific information on Mars, during its exploration Mariner 9 sent more than 7000 picture of the Mars and gathered a lot of information through its infrared cameras and other technological gears. For almost a year, Mariner 9 circled Mars twice a day gathering all the information that was required.

Following are some of the historical events that happened on this day which you need to know.

Actor/Director Varada Rao

Morn on May 30, 1903, in Nellore Andhra Pradesh, Varada Rao was born, He was an actor, director, film producer. His most work is in Tamil, Kannada and Telugu. In fact, he is one of the pioneers of the Telugu cinema.

Actor/Politician Paresh Rawal

Born on 30 May 1950, Paresh Rawal is an Indian film actor and politician. From 2014-2019 he served as the Member of Parliament from Ahmedabad East constituency. Paresh Rawal is one of the most dynamic actor in Bollywood. He won National Film Fare award twice, one in 1994 for Best Supporting Role for his performance in films Woh Chokri and Sir and later for Best Comedian.

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Author Gopi Krishna

Born on May 30, 1903 in a village outside Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Gopi Krishna was a yogi, mystic, teacher, social reformer and writer. He was one of the first to popularize the concept of Kundalini among Western readers and his writings have influenced a lot of Western interest in kundalini yoga.

1806 Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson

On May 30, 1806, Charles Dickinson was killed by the 7th President of the United States of America, Andrew Jackson. Dickinson accused Andrew of cheating on a horse race bet and then insulted his wife, Rachel. Jackson and Dickenson were competing horse breeder and had a lot of hatred towards each other.

 1868 Civil War dead honored on Decoration Day

On May 30, 1868, the first major Memorial Day was observed in the USA, in memory of and to honor those who have died in defending the country. This day is also known as the Decoration Day, on this day the mourners decorate the graves with flowers to honor those who died in the Civil War.

1911 first Indianapolis 500 organized

On May 30, 1911, first famous motor racing competitions was held in Indianapolis.. During the inaugural Indianapolis 500, Ray Harroun drove his single-seater Marmon Wasp to the victory. 40 cars were aligned for a 13 laps into the race. Today, it is the world’s most famous racing competition.

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1913 Balkan War ended

On May 30, 1913, a peace treaty was signed between Slavic nations. After a rebellion by the secret society of nationalists known as the Young Turks brought instability to Ottoman Empire King to handle the European territory, seeing the opportunity the Austro-Hungarian acted quickly to encourage all the European territories ruled by Ottomans to proclaim independence.

1971 Mariner 9 left for Mars

On May 30, 1971, Mariner 9 was launched to gather the scientific information on Mars. On November 13, 1971, the spacecraft entered the orbit. Mariner sent back more than 7000 pictures of Mars which helped scientists to analyze the atmosphere, topography, composition and other elements of the Red Planet.

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