Historical Events on 30th June

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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.
833 - Louis, king of Austria, crowned
949 - Otto I the Great gives away bishopdpric of Utrecht "foreestrecht"
1294 - Jews are expelled from Berne, Switzerland
1371 - Arnold II of Horne chosen bishop of Utrecht
1397 - Denmark, Norway & Sweden sign Union of Kalmar under Queen Margaretha
1422 - Battle of Arbedo between the Duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons.
1520 - Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés take gold from Aztecs
1520 - The Spaniards are expelled from Tenochtitlan.
1528 - Burgundian army occupies Utrecht
1548 - Emperor Charles V orders Catholics to become Lutherans
1559 - King Henry II of France is seriously injured in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery.
1596 - English/Dutch fleet reach Cadiz
1598 - King Philip II moves to Escorial palace
1607 - Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published
King of Spain Philip IIKing of Spain Philip II 1643 - Battle of Atherton Moor: Royalists beat parliamentary armies
1648 - French premier cardinal Mazarin calls Saint Louis Chamber together
1651 - The Deluge: Khmelnytsky Uprising - the Battle of Beresteczko ends with a Polish victory.
1688 - Whig Lords questions prince William III of Orange on Protestantism
1690 - Battle of Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Dutch/English fleet
1700 - Gelderland goes on Gregorian calendar (tomorrow is 12/7/1700)
1722 - Hungarian Parliament condemns Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctions
1734 - Russian army occupies Danzig
1741 - Pope Benedict XIV encyclical forbidding traffic in alms
1755 - Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
1758 - Seven Years' War: The Battle of Domstadtl takes place.
1794 - Battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio
1815 - US naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates
1834 - Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
1851 - Battle of Viervoet (Basotho-British war)
1859 - Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 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
1861 - CSS Sumter slips past USS Brooklyn blockade
1862 - Battle at Nelson's Farm/Glendale/Frayser's Farm, Virginia: Confederate assault attack. 6th day of 7 days battles US Civil War
1862 - Gustave Flaubert completes "Salammbo"
1863 - Battles in Hanover, Pennsylvania: 80 casualties
1863 - Dutch colony Suriname counts population of 33,000 slaves
1863 - Skirmish at Sporting Hill Pennsylvania
1865 - 8 alleged conspirators in assassination of Lincoln are found guilty
1870 - Ada Kepley becomes 1st female law college graduate
1871 - Guatemala revolts for agrarian reforms
1876 - Serbia declares war on Turkey
1879 - Ex-khedive Ismael Pasha leaves Cairo with train full stolen goods
1881 - Henry Highland Garnet named minister to Liberia
1893 - Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered
1894 - Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid
1894 - London's Tower Bridge opens
1896 - W S Hadaway patents electric stove
1898 - Winton Motor Carriage Company publishes the first known automobile ad in Scientific American using the headline “dispense with a horse.”
1899 - Jack Hearne takes a hat-trick Eng v Australia at Headingley
1900 - 4 German liners burn at Hobokon Docks NJ, 326 die
1902 - Cleveland is 1st AL team to hit 3 consecutive HRs in same inning
1905 - The crew of the Russian battleship "Georgei Pobiedonosets" mutinies in support of the "Potemkin", which mutinied three days earlier
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'
1905 - Conservative Australian Prime Minister George H. Reid is forced to resign and Alfred Deakin returns to power on July 5
1906 - John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College
Author Upton SinclairAuthor Upton Sinclair 1906 - US Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act; these laws owe much to the expose journalism of the period (Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' in particular)
1908 - Boston's Cy Young's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Highlanders, 8-0
1908 - Tunguska Event: a giant fireball most likely caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet impacts in Siberia
1909 - Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to no decision in 6 for hw boxing title
1910 - Russia absorbs Finland
1910 - 27th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby (6-2 6-2)
1910 - 34th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats A Gore (6-4 7-5 4-6 6-2)
1911 - Adolphe Messimy appointed French minister of War
MLB Pitcher Cy YoungMLB Pitcher Cy Young 1911 - US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri closes
1911 - 51st British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 303 at Royal St George's Golf Club
1913 - NY Giants score 10 in 10th to beat Phillies 11-1
1913 - To increase the peacetime strength of the German Army, the Reichstag pass the Army and Finance Bills, a massive defense buildup
1914 - Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa
1916 - 22nd US Golf Open: Chick Evans shoots a 286 at Minikahda Club MINN
1916 - General Douglas Haig reports "The men are in splendid spirits"
1918 - Prominent US Socialist and Pacifist Eugene Debs is arrested on charges of denouncing the government, a violation of the Espionage Act of 1917
1921 - The South African Reserve Bank is established.
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1923 - New Zealand claims Ross Dependency in Antarctica
1924 - England score 2-503 in day's play v South Africa at Lord's
1925 - Charles Jenkins is granted the U.S. patent for Transmitting Pictures over Wireless (early television)
1927 - Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico
1927 - US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes
1928 - Radio Service Bulletin lists radio stations call signs that are to be changed to conform with international standards
1929 - 33rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY
1930 - 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY
1930 - Don Bradman scores 254 for Australia at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours
1933 - 50,000 demonstrate in Antwerp against fascism/war
1933 - Card's Dizzy Dean strikes out 17 Cubs to win 8-2
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1933 - US Assay Offices in Helena Mon, Boise Id & Salt Lake City Utah closes
1934 - "Night of Long Knives" - Hitler stages bloody purge of Nazi party
1934 - French Equatorial Africa constituted a single administrative unit
1934 - NFL's Portsmouth Spartans become Detroit Lions
1935 - Danno O'Mahoney beats Ed George in Boston, to become wrestling champ
1935 - The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its first congress.
1936 - 40 hour work week law approved for US federal employees
1936 - Haile Selassie asks League of Nations for sanctions against Italy
1936 - Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published
1938 - Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1
1938 - Final game at Phila's Baker Bowl, Giants beat Phils 14-1
1939 - Heinkel He 176 rocket plane flies for 1st time, at Peenemunde
1940 - "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, 1st appears
1940 - 58 U-boats (284,000 ton) sunk this month
Author Margaret MitchellAuthor Margaret Mitchell 1940 - US Fish & Wildlife Service forms
1940 - German troops begin the invasion of the undefended Channel Islands.
1941 - 61 U-boats (310,000 ton) sunk this month
1941 - Pro-Nazi group declares Ukraine independence
1941 - World War II: Operation Barbarossa - Germany captures Lviv, Ukraine.
1942 - 144 U boats (700,000 ton) sunk this month
1942 - Col-gen Von Paul's 6th Army enters Ukraine
1942 - US Mint in New Orleans ceases operation
1942 - US bombs Celebes & Timor
1943 - Gen MacArthur begins Operation Cartwheel (island-hopping)
1944 - Allies land on Vogelkop, New Guinea
1944 - French Cotentin Peninsula in allied hands
1944 - Universal strike against Nazi terror in Copenhagen
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur 1944 - World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.
1945 - 17-day newspaper strike in NY begins
1948 - Cleve Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0
1948 - Last British troops leave Israel
1948 - Transistor as a substitute for valves announced (Bell Labs)
1949 - Dutch troops evacuate Jakarta
1950 - US Gen MacArthur visits front in South Korea/asks for US troops
1951 - "Victor Borge Show" last airs on NBC-TV
1951 - NAACP begins attack on school segregation & discrimination
1952 - "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
1952 - Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government
1953 - 1st Chevrolet Corvette manufactured
1954 - Largest check: Internal US Treasury check at $4,176,969,623.57
1954 - Yank pitcher Tom Morgan ties record by hitting 3 batters in 1 inning This was also Bobby Brown's last game; he retired to become a doctor
1955 - "Johnny Carson Show" debuts on CBS-TV
1956 - "Pipe Dream" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 245 performances
1956 - "Shangri-La" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 21 performances
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin 1956 - Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow
1956 - United DC-7 & TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128
1958 - "No Chemise, Please" by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24
1958 - Dutch government of Drees ends obligatory dismissal of married teachers
1959 - During a game in Wrigley Field, 2 balls were in play at same time
1960 - US stops sugar import from Cuba
1960 - Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium
1961 - Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ
1961 - NASA Explorer Micrometeoroid research mission fails to reach Earth orbit
1962 - 17th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom
1962 - French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
1962 - LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0
1962 - Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian Liberation Army fighters
1962 - Rwanda & Burundi become independent
1963 - Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1963 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open
1963 - Ciaculli massacre: A car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police and military officers near Palermo.
1963 - International Labour Organisation excludes South Africa from its two-day meeting because of its apartheid policies
1964 - Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
1964 - Last UN troops leave Congo
1965 - NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise
1966 - Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
1966 - Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa
1966 - Richard Helms promoted from deputy director to 8th director of US Central Intelligence Agency
1966 - Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, v WI Trent Bridge, wicketless
1966 - Vice Adm William F Raborn Jr, USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA
Astronaut Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr.Astronaut Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. 1967 - Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut
1967 - Moise Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria
1967 - Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils
1968 - East German Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
1968 - Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 seats
1968 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1969 - Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
1969 - Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
1969 - In South Africa, General Laws Amendment Bill is passed; the Bill contains far-reaching provisions and restrictions affecting the administration of justice and the disclosure of evidence
1970 - Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2
1971 - Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment
1972 - One leap second is added to the UTC time system; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
1972 - Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
1972 - Ulster Defence Association (UDA) begin to organise its own 'no-go' areas (this is a response to the continuation of Republican 'no-go' areas and fears about concessions to the IRA)
1973 - "Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour" TV Variety; debut on ABC
1973 - Biggest US tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)
1973 - Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse
1974 - 2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala
1974 - Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester NY)
1974 - Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west
1975 - Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 1975 - Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia
1975 - University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance
1976 - John Walker of NZ sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4
1977 - Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"
1977 - Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss
1977 - US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Wash DC)
1977 - Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto
1978 - Giants' Willie McCovey becomes 12th to hit 500 HRs
1978 - Larry Doby becomes manager of Chicago White Sox
1979 - "Got To Go Disco" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 8 performances
1979 - Johnny Rotten & Joan Collins appear together on BBC TV's Juke Box Jury
1980 - West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow
1981 - China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Zedong's policy
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter 1981 - Zwelakhe Sisulu, President of the Black Media Workers Association of South Africa, is detained
1982 - "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 perfs
1982 - Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
1982 - Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale
1982 - NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans
1984 - Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia
1984 - Last sixpence minted in Great-Britain (in use since 1551)
1984 - Longest pro football game, LA Express beats Mich Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds
1984 - Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years
1985 - "The King & I" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
Prime Minister of Canada Pierre TrudeauPrime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau 1985 - 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut

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