May 30

This Day in History

1989

Tiananmen Protestors Unveil "Goddess of Democracy"

On this day in 1989, after more than a month of demonstrations, Chinese protestors occupying Tiananmen Square in Beijing erected a 10-metre-tall statue called The Goddess of Democracy in a direct … (more...)

1431

Joan of Arc martyred

At Rouen, Joan of Arc, the peasant girl who became the saviour of France, is burned at the stake for heresy. At the age of 16, "voices" of Christian saints told Joan to aid Charles, the French … (more...)