Today in history – May 30, 2019

1431 – Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at age of 19. She had been convicted of sorcery.

1783 – The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first daily newspaper published in the United States.

1806 – Future President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel.

1854 – The Kansas-Nebraska Act becomes law establishing the territories of Kansas and Nebraska.

1868 – Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern Memorial Day) is observed in the U.S. for the first time.

1883 – In New York City, a stampede on the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge killed twelve people.

1922 – The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.