On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1906

Historical Events

  • John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College

Historic Event

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)
1906 Highlights

About June 30, 1906

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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