Hey! Jon and Rene and I are planning to go to the Brooklyn Fair in Brooklyn, CT this coming weekend (probably Saturday). Anyone interested in joining us? I know it is a little bit of a trek from Providence (Google Maps says 50 minutes) but it looks like fun and I'd love to see some of you. There's even a Spinning Bee at 4pm on Saturday. On Sunday there is a Fleece to Shawl competition that looks really neat too.
1431 - In Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake. May 30 is now her feast day as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
1806 - Andrew Jackson kills a man in a duel after the man had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.
1935 - Babe Ruth plays in his last baseball game, in the uniform of the Boston Braves.
1964 - Wynonna Judd, American singer
1972 - Manny Ramirez, Dominican-born Major League Baseball player
1778 - Voltaire, French philosopher and author (b. 1694)