May 5, 1930

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An earthquake strikes Burma (Myanmar region), practically levelling The Shwemawdaw or 'Great Golden God Pagoda' of Bago - a one thousand year old religeous structure (Which is not fully restored until 1952).

Amy Johnson departs from England on her epic flight, endeavouring to fly over 11,000 miles to Darwin, Australia (She arrives on May 24).

The Man Hunter is released at cinemas, an american all-talking adventure drama that stars Rin Tin Tin.


Jasper Johns, American painter.

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