Grace Sever – LRHS News
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – May 30 is Memorial Day, a respected day in the United States’ rich history. School is closed and It’s a day for American citizens look back on and give respect to the fallen soldiers who gave their lives to serve their country.
The holiday arises from Decoration Day after the American Civil War, when the Grand Army of the Republic established the day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of dead soldiers with flowers. Memorial Day, along with many other historic events, are what make this day truly memorable.
1010 – Emperor Renzong of China is born.
1035 – Boudouin IV, count of Flanders dies.
1416 – Jerome of Prague, Czech radical Christian teacher burned at the stake for heresy by church Council of Constance.
1431 – Hundred Years’ War: In Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.
1539 – In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.
1574 – Henry III becomes King of France.
1635 – Thirty Years’ War: Peace of Prague is signed.
1806 – Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson accused Jackson’s wife of bigamy.
1842 – John Francis attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria.
1879 – Gilmore Garden in New York City is renamed Madison Square Garden.
1883 – A rumor that the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge is in danger of collapsing triggers a stampede that kills 12.
1908 – Paris advocate E Archdeacon is first passenger in a airplane.
1971 – 36 individuals are hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert after drinking LSD apple juice.
1984 – A Bomb explodes in rebel leader Eden Pastora’s headquarters in Nicaragua.
1964 – Beatles’ “Love Me Do” single reaches number one status.
1990 – An earthquake hits Peru, killing 135 people.
1997 – Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, was set afire by 12-year-old grandson.