Daily Archives: May 30, 2012

1,000 British bombers attack Cologne 70 years ago this hour (1942)


Video: Cologne bombed (at 12:06)

(Sunday, May 31, 1942, 12:47 a.m. local time, during World War II) — Three-fourths of Cologne, Germany, was set afire and a great area of the German Rhineland metropolis of 756,000 population was flattened early this morning by tremendous weights of explosives delivered by 1,047 Royal Air Force (RAF) planes tonight in the greatest raid in all aerial warfare to date. Continue reading 1,000 British bombers attack Cologne 70 years ago this hour (1942)

Lincoln Memorial dedicated 90 years ago today (1922)


Video: 'Lincoln Memorial, Washington'

(Tuesday, May 30, 1922) — The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., was dedicated today in a ceremony attended by President Warren G. Harding and Lincoln’s only remaining son, 79-year-old Robert Todd Lincoln. William H. Taft, Chief Justice of the United States, former President of the United States and the Lincoln Memorial Commission president – dedicated the memorial and presented it to Harding, who accepted it on behalf of the American people (click here to watch video of the May 30, 1922, ceremony).