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Famous Events For June 30

Famous Events For June 30 – Today In History

June 30: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – June 30  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 30th June 1294: In Switzerland Jews were expelled from Berne today.
2. 30th June 1371: Arnold II of Horne was today chosen as bishop of Utrecht.
3. 30th June 1397: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden signed the Union of Kalmar under Queen Margaretha.
4. 30th June 1528: Burgundian army occupied Utrecht today.


5. 30th June 1688: Prince William III was today questioned on Protestantism by Whig Lords.
6. 30th June 1690: The French led by Trouville beat the Dutch/English fleet at the Battle of Beachy Head today.

18th Century – What Happened on June 30 – The 1700s

7. 30th June 1700: Gelderland adopted the Gregorian calendar today.
8. 30th June 1722: Hungarian parliament today condemned Emperor Charles VI’s Pragmatic Sanctions.
9. 30th June 1734: The Russian army occupied Danzig today.
10. 30th June 1741: Pope Benedict XIV’s encyclical which forbids traffic in alms.
11. 30th June 1755: In the Philippines, the government closed all non-alcoholic Chinese restaurants today.


19th Century – June 30 This Day That Year – The 1800s

12. 30th June 1834: Congress today created Indian Territory, which is now Oklahoma.
13. 30th June 1859: Niagara Falls was today crossed on a tightrope for the first time by French acrobat Charles Blondin.
14. 30th June 1860: In the famous debate that was held in the Oxford University Museum, Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution was debated which was dominated by arguments between Henry Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce.
15. 30th June 1863: In the Dutch colony of Surinam counted the population of 33,000 slaves.
16. 30th June 1865: In the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, eight alleged conspirators were found guilty.
17. 30th June 1870: Ada Kepley obtained a degree in law from the Old University of Chicago, becoming the first woman law graduate in the US.
18. 30th June 1871: Revolt in Guatemala for agrarian reforms began today.
19. 30th June 1876: Serbia today declared war on Turkey.


20. 30th June 1881: Henry Highland Garnet was today named minister to Liberia.
21. 30th June 1893: Excelsior diamond, a 995 carets blue and white stone, which was then the largest diamond in the world was discovered in Jagersfontein mine in South Africa today.
22. 30th June 1894: Korea declared independence from China and sought aid from Japan.
23. 30th June 1894: The Tower Bridge in London was opened today.
24. 30th June 1896: The Electric Stove was patented by W S Hadaway today.
25. 30th June 1898: The first known advertisement for an automobile issued by Winton Motor Carriage Company was published in Scientific American using the headline “Dispense with the Horse”.
26. 30th June 1899: In a cricket match against Australia, English bowler Jack Hearne took a hat-trick.


20th Century – Important Events On This Day June 30th – The 1900s

27. 30th June 1900: Four German liners burned at the Hoboken Docks in New Jersey killing 326 people.
28. 30th June 1905: In support of the “Potemkin” which had mutinied three days earlier, the crew of the Russian battleship “Georgi Pobiedonosets” mutinied.
29. 30th June 1905: The “Potemkin” at the Russian port of Odesa today, where sailors took the bodies of dead crewmen ashore. Sailors joined civilians in revolutionary actions of the ‘1905 Revolution’.
30. 30th June 1905: In Australia George H Reid, the Conservative Australian Prime Minister was forced to resign. Alfred Deakin returned to power on July 5th.
31. 30th June 1906: The Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act, were passed by the US Congress today. Expose journalism is believed to have prompted this action.

32. 30th June 1908: In the largest impact event recorded in history, a giant fireball which may have been caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet destroyed 80 million trees near Stony Tunguska River in Yeniseysk Governorate, Russia.
33. 30th June 1910: Russia absorbed Finland today.
34. 30th June 1911: The US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri closed today.
35. 30th June 1911: In France, Adolphe Messimy was appointed French Minister of War today.
36. 30th June 1913: In Germany Reichstag passed the Army and Finance Bills, to increase peace and peacetime strength of the German army, leading to a massive build-up.
37. 30th June 1914: In South Africa, Mahatma Gandhi was arrested today for campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa.
38. 30th June 1916: Just a day before the Battle of the Somme began, General Douglas Haig reports “The men are in splendid spirit”.

39. 30th June 1918: Eugene Debs, a prominent US Socialist and Pacifist, was today arrested on charges of denouncing the government as, a violation of the Espionage Act of 1917.
40. 30th June 1924: In South Africa, J. B. M. Hertzog became Prime Minister heading a coalition government between the National Party and Labor Party of South Africa.
41. 30th June 1925: Charles Jenkins received a US patent for Transmitting Pictures over Wireless.
42. 30th June 1927: US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closed today.
43. 30th June 1928: Radio Service Bulletin listed radio stations call signs which require to be changed to comply with international standards.
44. 30th June 1930: In a test match against England, Don Bradman today scored 254 runs for Australia at Lords in 320 minutes hitting 25 fours.

45. 30th June 1933: In Antwerp, 50,000 people took part in a demonstration against fascism/war.
46. 30th June 1933: The US Assay Offices in Boise, Indiana, Helena Mon, and Salt Lake City Utah closed today.
47. 30th June 1935: In Senegal, the Senegalese Socialist Party held its first congress today.
48. 30th June 1936: Haile Selassie, the Ethiopian Emperor asked the United Nations for Sanctions against Italy.
49. 30th June 1937: The world’s first emergency call telephone service was launched in London today using 999 as the emergency number.
50. 30th June 1940: The US Fish and Wildlife Service was formed today.
51. 30th June 1940: German troops began the invasion of the Channel Islands which was undefended.
52. 30th June 1941: Ukraine was today declared independent by Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN).
53. 30th June 1942: At New Orleans, the US Mint ceased operating from today.
54. 30th June 1942: 146 allied ships were either damaged or sunk by U boats this month.
55. 30th June 1943: General McArthur began operation cartwheel (Island hopping) today.

56. 30th June 1944: Allies today landed on Vogelkop, New Guinea.
57. 30th June 1944: There was a universal strike against Nazi terror in Copenhagen today.
58. 30th June 1945: In New York, the 17-day newspaper strike began today.
59. 30th June 1948: The last of the British troops leave Israel today.
60. 30th June 1948: Bel Laboratories today announced transistors as a substitute for vacuum tube valves.
61. 30th June 1949: Dutch troops evacuated Jakarta today.
62. 30th June 1950: General McArthur today visited the battlefront in South Korea and asked the US for troops.
63. 30th June 1952: In Egypt, Hussein Sirri Pasha formed the Egyptian government today.
64. 30th June 1953: The first Chevrolet Corvette was manufactured today.
65. 30th June 1954: The largest Internal US Treasury check was made out for $4,176,969,623.57.
66. 30th June 1956: Vladimir Lenin’s political testament (1923) was published today in Moscow.
67. 30th June 1960: The United States stopped the import of sugar from Cuba today.
68. 30th June 1963: The International Labor Organization for its apartheid policies excluded South Africa from its two-day meeting.

69. 30th June 1971: Ohio today approved to lower the voting age to 18. It became the 38th state to approve and thus ratify the 26th Amendment.
70. 30th June 1973: Observers on the Concord Jet today observed 72 min solar eclipse.
71. 30th June 1977: Today’s run was the final run of the US Post Office train from New York to Washington D.C.
72. 30th June 1980: West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visited Moscow today.
73. 30th June 1981: Late Mao Zedong’s policy was condemned by the Chinese Communist Party.
74. 30th June 1982: The Federal Equal Rights Amendment was not ratified as it fell 3 states short of ratification.

21st Century – June 30 This Day In History – The 2000s

75. 30th June 2005: Spain legalized same-sex marriage today.
76. 30th June 2009: In the first quarter of 2009 Turkey recorded the fastest contraction of 13.8% compared to 2008 leading the country into recession and Turkey’s biggest economic slump since 1945.
77. 30th June 2012: Mohamed Morsi was today sworn in as President of Egypt.
78. 30th June 2013: While they were controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona 19 firefighters were killed.

79. 30th June 2013: In Uganda, a fuel truck exploded in Kampala killing 30 people.
80. 30th June 2014: The US Supreme Court today ruled that provisions of “Obama Care” can be rejected by family-owned corporations on religious grounds.

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