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    • June 30, 1097 The Battle of Nicaea ends in defeat for a Muslim army at the hands of a combined force of Crusaders and Byzantine Greeks who take the Seljuk Turks' capital


    • June 30, 1422 Battle of Arbedo between the duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons.

    • June 30, 1520 The Spaniards are expelled from Tenochtitlan.

    • June 30, 1559 King Henry II of France is seriously injured in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery.

    • June 30, 1607 Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published

    • June 30, 1651 The Battle of Beresteczko ends with a Polish victory.

    • June 30, 1688 "The Immortal Seven issue the Invitation to William, beginning the struggle for English independence from Rome which would culminate in the Glorious Revolution."

    • June 30, 1741 Pope Benedict XIV encyclical forbidding traffic in alms

    • June 30, 1794 "Battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio"

    • June 30, 1805 The U.S. Congress organizes Michigan Territory.

    • June 30, 1834 Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)

    • June 30, 1859 Charles Blondin is first to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope

    • June 30, 1859 French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

    • June 30, 1862 Day 6 of the 7 Days-Battle of White Oak Swamp

    • June 30, 1870 Ada Kepley becomes first female law college graduate

    • June 30, 1871 Guatemala revolts for agarian reforms

    • June 30, 1882 "Charles Guiteau hanged in Washington, DC for the shooting death of President James Garfield."

    • June 30, 1893 Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered

    • June 30, 1894 "Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid"

    • June 30, 1894 UK hist Tower Bridge first opens

    • June 30, 1900 "4 German liners burn at Hobokon Docks NJ, 326 die"

    • June 30, 1902 S I Bailey discovers asteroid #504 Cora

    • June 30, 1905 "Albert Einstein publishes the article ""On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies"", where he introduces special relativity."

    • June 30, 1906 John Hope becomes first black president of Morehouse College

    • June 30, 1906 Pure Food & Drug Act & Meat Inspection Act adopted

    • June 30, 1908 Giant fireball impacts in Central Siberia (Tunguska Event)

    • June 30, 1908 The Tunguska impact event occurs in Siberia.

    • June 30, 1912 "The Regina Cyclone hits Regina, Saskatchewan, killing 28. It remains Canada's deadliest tornado event."

    • June 30, 1913 2nd Balkan War begins

    • June 30, 1914 "Mahatma Gandhi's first arrest, campaigning for Indian rights in S Africa"

    • June 30, 1921 U.S. President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft chief justice of the United States.

    • June 30, 1927 Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico

    • June 30, 1933 "US Assay Offices in Helena Mon, Boise Id & Salt Lake City Utah closes"

    • June 30, 1934 """Night of the Long Knives,""the murderous purge of the S.A."

    • June 30, 1934 French Equitorial Africa constituted a single administrative unit

    • June 30, 1934 "The Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler's violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, takes place."

    • June 30, 1935 The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its first congress.

    • June 30, 1936 """Gone With the Wind"" by Margaret Mitchell, published"

    • June 30, 1936 40 hour work week law approved (federal)

    • June 30, 1939 "Heinkel He. 176 rocket plane flies for first time, at Peenem�nde"

    • June 30, 1940 """Brenda Starr"" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, first appears"

    • June 30, 1940 US Fish & Wildlife Service established

    • June 30, 1941 "HMAS Waterhen sunk on Tobruk run, in the Eastern Mediterranean off Bardia, east Libya by German divebombers."

    • June 30, 1942 Australian troops raid Salamaua

    • June 30, 1942 US Mint in New Orleans ceases operation

    • June 30, 1944 The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.

    • June 30, 1948 "Cleve Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0"

    • June 30, 1948 Transistor as a substitute for Radio tubes announced (Bell Labs)

    • June 30, 1950 Pres Truman orders US troops into Korea

    • June 30, 1951 NAACP begins attack on school segregation & discrimination

    • June 30, 1952 """The Guiding Light"" soap opera moves from radio to TV"

    • June 30, 1953 "The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan."

    • June 30, 1956 "A TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 (Flight 718) collide above the Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States, killing all 128 on the two planes."

    • June 30, 1956 United DC-7 & TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128

    • June 30, 1960 Za?re (then Belgian Congo) gains independence from Belgium

    • June 30, 1961 Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit

    • June 30, 1962 "LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0"

    • June 30, 1962 Rwanda & Burundi become independent

    • June 30, 1963 "Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church"

    • June 30, 1963 "Ciaculli massacre: a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police and military officers near Palermo."

    • June 30, 1964 Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit

    • June 30, 1966 Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour

    • June 30, 1967 Maj Robert H Lawrence Jr named first black astronaut

    • June 30, 1969 Nigeria bans Red Cross aid to Biafra.

    • June 30, 1969 Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco

    • June 30, 1970 Brazil beats Italy 4-1 in soccer's 9th World Cup at Mexico City

    • June 30, 1971 "Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, lowering the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect."

    • June 30, 1971 The crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft are killed when their air supply escapes through a faulty valve.

    • June 30, 1972 +1 leap second was added to the UTC time system.

    • June 30, 1973 Number one hit on UK music charts - Slade - Skweeze Me Pleeze Me

    • June 30, 1973 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse

    • June 30, 1974 "Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches ""Gulliver's"" nightclub. 24 die (Port Chester NY)"

    • June 30, 1975 Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado

    • June 30, 1975 "Cher, just 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono marries Gregg Allman"

    • June 30, 1976 A Naval Aviator tradition came to an end when brown shoes were stricken from the officers' and chiefs' uniforms. The tradition initially distinguished the Brown Shoe Navy of the aviators from the black shoes of the surface officers.

    • June 30, 1977 "Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later ""B-1's the B-52"""

    • June 30, 1977 "Marvel Comics publish the ""Kiss book"" tributing the rock group Kiss"

    • June 30, 1977 US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Wash DC)

    • June 30, 1977 "Virginia Wade wins the Ladies Singles title at Wimbledon, the last British champion at the All England Club to date."

    • June 30, 1979 Johnny Rotten & Joan Collins appear together on BBC's Juke Box Jury

    • June 30, 1979 Number one hit on UK music charts - Tubeway Army - Are 'Friends' Electric

    • June 30, 1981 China's Communist Party condemns the late Mao Tse-tung's policy

    • June 30, 1982 Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification

    • June 30, 1982 Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale

    • June 30, 1985 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut

    • June 30, 1985 Thirty-nine American hostages from a hijacked TWA jetliner are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.

    • June 30, 1986 Georgia sodomy law upheld by Supreme Court (5-4)

    • June 30, 1987 Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in the high jump

    • June 30, 1987 "The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie"

    • June 30, 1988 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason

    • June 30, 1988 French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre is excommunicated by the Catholic church.

    • June 30, 1989 Attorney General Thornburgh orders Joseph Doherty deported to the UK

    • June 30, 1989 Congressman Lukins found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old girl

    • June 30, 1989 "NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile & Guam"

    • June 30, 1989 "NY State Legislature passes Staten Island seccession bill jul051054 A minor star in the constellation Taurus explodes July 5 in a supernova that is visible by daylight for 23 days and remains visible at night for another 633 days, an event recorded by pictographs in China and in the Western Hemisphere
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    • June 30, 1990 East and West Germany merge their economies.

    • June 30, 1997 The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China.

    • June 30, 1997 UK hist Publication of first Harry Potter novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    • June 30, 1999 Southern Rails Cooperative (Red Coat Road and Rail) takes over operation of the 71.5 mile CP line from Pangman to Assiniboia in Saskatchewan.

    • June 30, 2005 Spain legalizes same-sex marriage.

    • June 30, 2007 "A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack."







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