Joan of Arc’s death

Famous Last Words Joan of Arc Rouen, France May 30, 1431 “Hold the cross high so I may see it through the flames!” Joan of Arc (who was approximately 19 at the time of her death) had been a commander for the French army against the English until a truce was struck between the two…

“India’s youngest serial killer” is arrested

May 30, 2007 Begusaray, Bihar, India 8-year-old Amarjeet Sada is arrested for the murder of a 6-month-old Amarjeet (sometimes called Amardeep) was the first suspect when a 6-month-old girl named Kushboo went missing from the village’s primary school. Amarjeet was already known by family members to have strangled and bludgeoned two of his relatives —…

Jerome of Prague, burned at the stake for preaching to followers to follow the word of Jesus even if it goes against the Church’s degree

May 30, 1416 Konstanz, Germany Czech scholar and philosopher Jerome of Prague is burned at the stake for heresy Jerome’s heresy was proclaiming one did not need to attend church to attain God's teachings, and one should follow Jesus's words directly even if they conflicted with what the Catholic Church decreed. Because of his sermons…