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On This Day - May 30, A Shot Of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: 1922 – The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. 1961 – The long-time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 1968 – Charles de Gaulle reappears publicly after his flight to Baden-Baden, Germany, and dissolves the French National Assembly by a radio appeal. Immediately after, less than one million of his supporters march on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This is the turning point of May 1968 events in France. 1909, Benny Goodman, the American jazz clarinetist and orchestra leader, was born.

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