This Day in History: 0000-05-30

30 May – St. Joan’s Day – Joan of Arc (1412-1431) inspired the French forces to victory against the British in the Hundred Years War. She was burned at the stake in 1431.
30 May – The first Indianapolis 500 auto race occurred, with 40 cars and a purse of $27,550. Ray Harroun won in his self-built racer (1911)
30 May – American slugger Babe Ruth played his last baseball game, with the Boston Braves (1935).
30 May – 1000 British bombers attacked Cologne, Germany, in Operation Millennium (1942).