On This Day

June 30, 1906 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 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)

Birthdays in History

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