On this day: May 30

Published On: May 28 2013 12:07:48 PM EDT   Updated On: May 30 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

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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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