May 20, 1930

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The Chrysler Building in New York, succeeds the Bank of Manhattan Trust Building as the tallest building in the world and the Eiffel Tower as the tallest structure (It still remains the world's tallest steel-supported brick building).

Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein, a Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, arrives in New York City.

Charles Nicholson pilots the first ever airplane to be catapulted from a dirigible.

The University of California dedicates $1,500 towards research on the prevention and cure of athlete's foot.


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