Today is Wednesday, May 30, the 150th day of 2018. There are 215 days left in the year.
On this date in:
1431: Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, is burned at the stake in Rouen, France.
1536: England’s King Henry VIII marries his third wife, Jane Seymour, 11 days after the king’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, was beheaded for treason and adultery.
1911: The first Indy 500 takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; the winner is Ray Harroun, who drove a Marmon Wasp for more than 61/2 hours at an average speed of 74.6 mph and collected a prize of $10,000.
1922: The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., is dedicated.
1937: Ten people are killed when police fire on steelworkers demonstrating near the Republic Steel plant in South Chicago.
1943: During World War II, American troops secure the Aleutian island of Attu from Japanese forces.
1958: Unidentified American service members killed in World War II and the Korean War are interred in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
2013: Syria’s President Bashar Assad says he is “confident of victory” in his country’s civil war.
2017: Kathy Griffin appears in a brief video holding what looks like President Trump’s bloody, severed head; the comic later apologizes, saying she had gone way too far.
1993: American Ladle and Furnace of Niles plans to spend $1.5 million to renovate seven buildings on what had been the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.’s Campbell Works.
New Hope Baptist Church in Youngstown will mark its 75th anniversary with a Homecoming Week.
Robin Leach, host of television’s “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” will be the first of four celebrity speakers for the 1993-94 Trumbull Town Hall Lecture Series at Packard Music Hall.
1978: Two 22-year-old Columbiana County men are killed when their motorcycle slams into the rear of a car that pulled from County Line Road into state Route 14. Dead are Gregory L. Guy and a passenger, Robert E. Beatty.
Fewer than 50 people gather for the special Memorial Day service in Oak Hill Cemetery, sponsored by the United Veterans Council.
Mahoning County begins its fifth-straight day under ozone alert status.
1968: Three graduates at Ursuline High School are appointed to service academies: Michael Matune, Coast Guard; James Lewis and Michael Witenaure, Navy.
Youngstown City Council endorses a 12-mill operating levy of the Youngstown Board of Education on a motion by Councilman Jack Hunter, R-5th Ward.
Memorial Day weekend is drawing thousands of motorists to the highways with the National Safety Council estimating that 625 to 725 Americans will die in accidents during the holiday period.
1943: Ohio Bell Telephone officials ask people making long-distance calls over the Memorial Day weekend to limit their calls to five minutes in an effort to keep lines open for important war production calls.
Marjorie Weining of the Visiting Nurses Association is appointed a probation officer at Juvenile Court.
Major William Watson, Australian Imperial Forces, who received the Distinguished Service Order, is back at home in Columbiana after months of fighting in New Guinea.