What Happened on June 30

Significant Events

  • 1520 The Spaniards are expelled from Tenochtitlan.
  • 1860 Famous debate on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution held at the Oxford University Museum and dominated by arguments between Thomas Henry Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce
  • 1905 In Russia, the "Potemkin" arrives at Odessa, where sailors take the bodies of dead crewman ashore; sailors join civilians in revolutionary actions of the '1905 Revolution'
  • 1908 Tunguska Event: a giant fireball most likely caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet impacts in Siberia
  • 1934 "Night of Long Knives" - Hitler stages a bloody purge of the Nazi party
  • 1938 Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1
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Did You Know?

Winton Motor Carriage Company publishes the first known automobile ad in Scientific American using the headline “dispense with a horse.”

On June 30, 1898

Famous Weddings

  • 1831 Soldier and future Confederate General Robert E. Lee (24) marries Mary Custis (22) at Arlington House, Arlington Virginia
  • 1949 Filmmaker Billy Wilder (43) weds former singer Audrey Young
  • 1973 Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark (34) weds lawyer Maureen McTeer (21)
  • 1975 Cher, just 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono marries Gregg Allman
  • 1978 English prince Michael marries baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz

Famous Divorces

  • 1992 Actress Natasha Richardson (29) divorces producer Robert Fox (39) after a year of marriage
  • 2006 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces 98 Degrees boy band singer Nick Lachey (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
  • 2010 "Scream 4" actress Neve Campbell (37) divorces actor John Light (36) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
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