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May 30th marks a day of global awareness, creativity, affection, and sustainable travel. People all around the world come together to observe unique holidays and celebrations, each with its distinct message and mode of expression.

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Interesting Facts of May 30th

  1. 1. Joan of Arc, the French heroine and military leader inspired by religious visions, was burned at the stake in Rouen, France on May 30, 1431.
  2. 2. The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. was dedicated on this day in 1922. The memorial honors the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
  3. 3. NASA launched Surveyor 1 on May 30, 1966, the first U.S. spacecraft to land on an extraterrestrial body (the Moon).
  4. 4. The U.S. space probe Mariner 9 was launched towards Mars on May 30, 1971, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another planet when it arrived at Mars later in the year.
  5. 5. SpaceX's Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission launched on May 30, 2020, marking the first time NASA astronauts traveled to the International Space Station aboard a commercially built spacecraft and the first manned launch from U.S. soil since the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011.