30 May It Happened Today
1431 Joan of Arc is burned at the stake in Rouen.
1536 King Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour.
1640 Death of Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens.
1788 Death of French philosopher Voltaire.
1846 Birth of Peter Carl Faberge, famed for his ornately decorated Easter eggs.
1908 Birth of Mel Blanc, American voice over artist who provided the voices for Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.
1959 The first hovercraft ifs launched at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.