On this day: May 30

Posted: 12:07 PM EDT May 28, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT May 30, 2016

Joan of Arc is burned at the stake, the Confederacy picks Richmond as its capital, the first Indy 500 is held, and the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated, all on this day.

OTD May 30 - Charles Taylor
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2012: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in atrocities committed during the Sierra Leone Civil War.

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