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TODAY IN HISTORY

Adv30 For release Friday, May 30

1431: Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, was burned at the stake in Rouen, France.

1911: The first Indianapolis 500 took place; the winner was Ray Harroun, who drove a Marmon Wasp at an average speed of 74.6 mph and collected a prize of $10,000.

1971: The American space probe Mariner 9 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a journey to Mars.

Adv30 For release Friday, May 30 05/29/14 [Last modified: Thursday, May 29, 2014 5:31pm]
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