Today in history

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today In History is a place for you early risers to excercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please by all means bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.


From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

30th May

1431   At Rouen in Normandy, Joan of Arc, the peasant girl who became the saviour of France is burned at the stake for heresy.
1971   Mariner 9, an unmanned space probe is launched on a mission to Mars. It weighed 1116lb and orbited Mars twice a day for nearly 12 months taking pictures and gathering other data.
1911  The very first Indianapolis 500 is run. Ray Harroun, driving a Marmon was declared the winner, in a time of 6 hours and 41 minutes, (this years time 2 hours and 50 minutes)
1498  Christoper Columbus sets sail with 6 ships for his third trip to America. 
1901   10 man Royal Commission unanimously reports that New Zealand should not become a state of the Commonwealth of Australia.