Today in History – 30 May

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1431

Hundred Years’ War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc was burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.

1539

Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovered Florida

1783

The first daily newspaper was published in the U.S. by Benjamin Towner called “The Pennsylvania Evening Post”

1826

The first Hindi newspaper ‘Udant Martand’ was published from Calcutta under the Editorship of Pandit Shridhar Shukla.

1867

Maulana Mohammad Kasim Nanantavi established the famous Islamic educational centre ‘Dar- Ul -Ulum’ in Devkampa, Uttar Pradesh.

1919

Rabindranath Tagore returned the honour as a protest against the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

1952

S.C.Mathur was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 01-07-1955.

1977

Express Train fell into Beki river in Assam killing 44 persons

1987

Goa became the 25th state of India.

1995

Notification issued for the constitution of Jharkhand Autonomous District Council

1999

India rejected U.N. offer of sending a special envoy to defuse Indo-Pak tensions.

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