What Happened on June 30, 1906

Historical Events

  • John Hope becomes 1st black president of Atlanta Baptist College (later known as Morehouse College)

Event 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)
  • Tribhuwan Bir Bikram Shah, King of Nepal (1911-55), born in Kathmandu, Nepal (d. 1955)
Born in 1906

About June 30, 1906

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer