On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1906

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (El Cid, Winchester '73, The Glenn Miller Story), born in San Diego, California (d. 1967)
  • Ralph Allen, English footballer, born in Newburn, England (d. 1981)
  • Tribhuwan Bir Bikram Shah, King of Nepal (1911-55), born in Kathmandu, Nepal (d. 1955)