On This Day in History for June 30 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 202

  • 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 Last British troops leave Israel
  • 1948 Transistor as a substitute for valves announced (Bell Labs)
  • 1949 Dutch troops evacuate Jakarta

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1950 US Gen MacArthur visits front in South Korea/asks for US troops

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1951 NAACP begins attack on school segregation & discrimination
  • 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

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1956 Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 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 French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1966 Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa
  • 1966 Richard Helms promoted from deputy director to 8th director of US Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1966 Vice Adm William F Raborn Jr, USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA

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1967 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut

  • 1967 Moise Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria
  • 1968 East German Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
  • 1968 Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 seats
  • 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
  • 1971 Crew of Russian space mission Soyuz 11 found dead upon arrival on earth (only people to die in space)
  • 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 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 Biggest US tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)
  • 1973 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse
  • 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
  • 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

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1977 Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1977 US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Washington, D.C.)
  • 1977 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto
  • 1978 Giants' Willie McCovey becomes 12th to hit 500 HRs

  • 1979 "Good Times" single released by Chic (Billboard Song of the Year 1979)
  • 1980 West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow
  • 1981 China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Zedong's policy
  • 1981 Zwelakhe Sisulu, President of the Black Media Workers Association of South Africa, is detained
  • 1982 Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
  • 1982 Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale
  • 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

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1984 Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 1985 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut
  • 1985 LA Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 HRs in June
  • 1986 Georgia sodomy law upheld by US Supreme Court (5-4)
  • 1987 Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time
  • 1987 The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie.
  • 1988 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason
  • 1988 French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre is excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1989 US Attorney General Thornburgh orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK
  • 1989 Congressman Lukins found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old girl
  • 1989 NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile & Guam
  • 1989 NY State Legislature passes Staten Island secession bill
  • 1989 Sudan suspends interim constitution following coup
  • 1990 East & West Germany merge their economies
  • 1991 South Africa's Government repeals the 1913 Native Land Act, an important part of the system of Apartheid (Racially Based Land Measures Act)
  • 1992 Fidel Ramos installed as president of Philippines
  • 1992 Total solar eclipse in Uruguay (5m21s)

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1992 Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher joins the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven.

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

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1992 South African ANC President Nelson Mandela meets with UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at Dakar

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1993 Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field
  • 1994 Airbus A330 crash at Toulouse France (7 killed)
  • 1994 US Ice Skating Federation bars Tonya Harding for life
  • 1995 Exxon signs a $15.2-billion deal to develop oil and gas fields near Russia's Sakhalin Island
  • 1996 Caroline Frolic (Miss Ontario), crowned Miss Renaissance USA
  • 1997 Leap Second to synchronize atomic clocks
  • 1998 Sega Channel, cable's 1st on-demand video game service, closes down
  • 2001 ENI of Italy signs a $550 million contract to develop Iran's Darquain field, expected to produce 160,000 barrels of petroleum per day
  • 2005 Spain legalizes same-sex marriage.
  • 2007 A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack.
  • 2009 Yemenia Flight 626 crashes off the coast of Moroni, Comoros killing 152 people and leaving 1 survivor
  • 2009 Turkey records its fastest contraction of 13.8% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to 2008, leading the country into recession; this is Turkey's biggest economic slump since 1945
  • 2012 30 people attending a funeral in Zamalka, Syria, are killed on a day that saw 83 civilian deaths
  • 2012 Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
  • 2012 Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as President of Egypt
  • 2013 30 people are killed after a fuel truck explodes in Kampala, Uganda
  • 2013 19 fire fighters are killed controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona
  • 2014 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • 2014 The corpses of the 3 Israeli teenagers kidnapped in the West Bank earlier in month are found
  • 2015 Hercules transporter plane crashes minutes after take-off in Medan, Indonesia killing 116
  • 2015 A man self-immolates aboard a Nozomi Shinkansen train & kills one other passenger in Japan

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