30th June, on this day

296 St Marcellinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
350 Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the usurper Magnentius, in Rome.
1294 Jews are expelled from Berne, Switzerland
1422 Battle of Arbedo between the duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons.
1520 The Spaniards are expelled from Tenochtitlan.
1559 King Henry II of France is seriously injured in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery.
1607 Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published
1688 The Immortal Seven issue the Invitation to William, beginning the struggle for English independence from Rome which would culminate in the Glorious Revolution.
1741 Pope Benedict XIV encyclical forbidding traffic in alms
1758 Seven Years' War: The Battle of Domstadtl occurs.
1782 Spain completes its conquest of Florida.
1794 Battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio
1805 The U.S. Congress organizes Michigan Territory.
1834 Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
1846 In America, members of the Mormon religious sect, led by Brigham Young, leave their base at Nauvoo City and head for the Great Salt Lake
1859 Tightrope walker Blondin crosses Niagra Falls from the United States into Canada in eight minutes - walking across a 1,100 foot rope suspended 160 feet above the water
1860 Historic debate about evolution at the Oxford University Museum.
1862 Day 6 of the 7 Days-Battle of White Oak Swamp
1864 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation."
1870 Ada Kepley becomes 1st female law college graduate
1871 Guatemala revolts for agarian reforms
1881 Henry Highland Garnet, named minister to Liberia
1882 Charles Guiteau hanged in Washington, DC for the shooting death of President James Garfield
1886 The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal. It arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4 of the same year.
1893 Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered
1894 Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid
1894 In London, the official opening of Tower Bridge to traffic by the Prince of Wales
1900 4 German liners burn at Hobokon Docks NJ, 326 die
1905 Albert Einstein publishes the article "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", where he introduces special relativity.
1908 Giant fireball impacts in Central Siberia (Tunguska Event)
1912 The Regina Cyclone hits Regina, Saskatchewan, killing 28. It remains Canada's deadliest tornado event.
1913 2nd Balkan War begins
1914 Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest, campaigning for Indian rights in S Africa
1923 New Zealand claims Ross Dependency in Antarctica
1927 Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico
1930 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY
1934 In Germany, the 'Night of the Long Knives' when several hundred members of the SA and other senior members of the Nazi Party are killed by the SS on the orders of Adolf Hitler for allegedly being involved in a plot to assassinate him
1934 French Equitorial Africa constituted a single administrative unit
1936 "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell, published
1939 Heinkel He. 176 rocket plane flies for 1st time, at Peenemende
1940 "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, 1st appears
1940 World War II: German troops occupy the Channel Islands
1944 The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.
1946 The United States tests its atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean
1948 Transistor as a substitute for Radio tubes announced (Bell Labs)
1950 President Truman orders US troops into Korea
1951 NAACP begins attack on school segregation and discrimination
1952 "The Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
1953 The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
1956 United DC-7 and TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128
1960 Za‹re (then Belgian Congo) gains independence from Belgium
1960 In New York, the film premiere of the latest Alfred Hitchcock thriller 'Psycho'
1960 London production of the stage musical "Oliver" opens in the West End
1962 Rwanda and Burundi become independent
1963 Ciaculli massacre: a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police and military officers near Palermo.
1963 Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church
1966 Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
1967 Maj Robert H Lawrence Jr named 1st black astronaut
1967 American group The Monkees make their British debut at the Empire Pool, Wembley in London
1969 Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
1969 Nigeria bans Red Cross aid to Biafra.
1970 Brazil beats Italy 4-1 in soccer's 9th World Cup at Mexico City
1971 The crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft are killed when their air supply escapes through a faulty valve.
1971 Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, lowering the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect.
1972 1st leap second day; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
1973 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse
1974 Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that
torches "Gulliver's" nightclub. 24 die (Port Chester, NY)
1974 Soviet born ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects while touring Canada with the Bolshoi Ballet
1975 Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado
1975 Cher, just 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono marries Gregg Allman
1977 Virginia Wade wins the Ladies Singles title at Wimbledon, the last British champion at the All England Club to date.
1977 Marvel Comics publish the "Kiss book" tributing the rock group Kiss
1979 Johnny Rotten and Joan Collins appear together on BBC's Juke Box Jury
1981 China's Communist Party condemns the late Mao Tse-tung's policy
1981 A youth fires a blank pistol at Queen Elizabth II during the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in London
1985 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut p
1988 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason
1989 Congressman Lukins found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old girl
1990 East and West Germany merge their economies
1992 Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher joins the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven.
1997 Britain hands Hong Kong back to China when the original 99 year lease expires
2005 Spain legalizes same-sex marriage.
2007 A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack.

30th June 2006

Alarm at Japan population trends

Palestinian PM condemns raid

Bush refuses to abandon tribunals

30th June 2007

US-led raids 'kill 26' in Baghdad

US probes Afghan civilian deaths

Apple's iPhone makes it to stores

30th June 2008

Kenya urges AU to suspend Mugabe

French shooting show injures 17

Sydney fly-past sparks confusion

30th June 2009

Deadly market bomb hits Iraq city

France 'banned Yemen crash plane'

Italians killed as train explodes

30th June 2010

Nato 'repels' Taliban base attack

India bomb blast hurts 8 policemen

EU Airbus subsidies illegal, says WTO

Birthdates which occurred on 30th June :

1470 Charles VIII king of France (1483-98), invaded Italy
1685 John Gay author (Baggars' Opera)
1768 Elizabeth Kortright Monroe 1st lady
1811 Vissarion Belinsky Sveaborg, Finland, Russian critic, journalist
1819 William A Wheeler (R) 19th VP (1877-81)
1837 Stephen D Ramseur youngest West Pointer to be Maj Gen
1896 Wilfred Pelletier Montreal Canada, conductor (Voice of Firestone)
1898 George Chandler Waukegan Ill, actor (Lassie)
19-- Chris Risola Ct, rocker (Steelheart-She's Gone)
19-- Harvey Vernon Flint Mich, actor (Jasper-Carter Country)
19-- Phil Anselmo rocker (Pantera-Cowboys From Hell)
19-- Terry Funk Hammond Ind, pro wrestler/actor (Paradise Alley)
19-- Yngwie Maimsteen rocker (Eclipse, Oddysey)
1909 Juan Bosch poet/pres of the Dominican Republic (1962-63)
1911 Czeslaw Milosz Polish/American writer (Nobel 1980)
1912 Dan Reeves NFL team owner (Cleveland/LA Rams)
1913 Harry Wismer Port Huron Mich, AFL owner (NY Titans)
1916 David Wayne actor (Adam's Rib, Andromeda Strain, 3 Faces of Eve)
1917 Buddy Rich Bkln NY, drummer/orch leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go)
1917 Lena Horne Bkln NY, singer (Stormy Weather)
1918 Stuart Foster Binghamton NY, singer (Galen Drake Show)
1918 Susan Hayward Flatbush Bkln, actress (I Want to Live, Tulsa)
1920 Zeno Colo Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1952)
1925 Micheline Lannoy Belgium, figure skating pairs (Olympic-gold-1948)
1930 June Valli Bronx NY, singer (Your Hit Parade)
1934 Harry Blackstone Jr magician (Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion)
1936 Nancy Dussault Pensacola Fla, actress (Muriel-Too Close for Comfort)
1936 Tony Musante Bridgeport Ct, actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide)
1938 Billy Mills US, 10K runner (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943 Florence Ballard singer (Supremes)
1944 Glenn Shorrock vocalist (Little River Band-Help Is On Its, Way)
1944 Ron Swoboda baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, NY Mets)
1950 Donna Jean Willmott Akron Ohio, FALN member (FBI most wanted)
1951 Stanley Clarke bass (New Barbarians-Find Out Hideaway)
1951 Stephen S Oswald Seattle Washington, astronaut (STS 42)
1958 Esa-Pekka Salonen Helsinki Finland, conductor (Giro)
1962 Julianne Regan rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet)
1966 "Iron" Mike Tyson heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90)
1967 Tina Bockrath Dayton Oh, playmate (May, 1990)
1970 Brian Bloom actor (As the World Turns)


Deaths which occurred on June 30th:
1961 Dr Lee De Forest radio pioneer, dies at 87
1971 3 cosmonauts die as Soyuz XI depressurizes during reentry
1973 Elmer Layden one of Notre Dame's legendary 4-horsemen, died
1974 Mother of Martin Luther King shot at organ
1974 Mrs Albert King mother of Martin Luther King, murdered in church
1974 Mrs Martin Luther King Sr shot in church, by a black man
1983 Bo Gentry songwriter/producer dies
1983 Mary Livingstone actress (Jack Benny Show), dies at 75
1984 Lillian Hellman playwright, dies of cardiac arrest at 79

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