Today in History

What happened on the 30th of June in history?

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  • 1794
    Battle of Ft Recovery - Ohio
  • 1834
    Congress creates Indian Territory
  • 1859
    Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope
  • 1870
    Ada Kepley becomes 1st female law college graduate
  • 1893
    Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered
  • 1894
    Korea declares independence from China - asks for Japanese aid
  • 1906
    Pure Food and Drug Act and Meat Inspection Act adopted
  • 1908
    Cy Young no hits Yankees Red Sox win 8-0
  • 1908
    Giant fireball impacts in Central Siberia (Tunguska Event)
  • 1914
    Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest campaign for Indian rights in S Africa
  • 1923
    New Zealand claims Ross Dependency in Antarctica
  • 1930
    1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY
  • 1934
    Adolf Hitler begins pogrom against his enemies
  • 1934
    Portsmouth Spartans become Detroit Lions
  • 1936
    40 hour work week law approved (federal)
  • 1936
    Gone With the Wind is published
  • 1948
    Transistor demonstrated Murray Hill NJ
  • 1950
    Pres Truman orders American troops into Korea
  • 1952
    The Guiding Light soap opera moves from radio to TV
  • 1953
    US ground forces enter Korean conflict
  • 1954
    Yank pitcher Tom Morgan ties record by hitting 3 batters in 1 inning. This was also Bobby Brown's last game he retired to become a Dr.
  • 1960
    Zaire (then Belgian Congo) gains ind
  • 1962
    Pope Paul VI crowned in St Peter's Square
  • 1971
    3 cosmonauts die as Soyuz XI depressurizes during reentry
  • 1971
    26th Amendment ratified gives vote to 18 year olds-Ohio ratifies
  • 1972
    1st leap second - day
  • 1977
    Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"
  • 1977
    Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto
  • 1982
    Equal Rights Amendment dies without ratification
  • 1982
    New Jersey NHL Franchise named the Devils
  • 1985
    39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed
  • 1986
    Georgia sodomy law upheld by the Supreme Court