Browsing: June 30

A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on June 30th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On June 30, 1559, King Henry II of France engaged in a jousting tournament when his opponent’s lance pierced the face guard of Henry’s helmet, sending splinters into his face, eye, and brain. On June 30, 1908, the Tunguska region of Siberia, Russia was rocked by an incredible explosion that stunned people hundreds of miles away. On June 30, 1953, Flint, Michigan…

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A Brief History On June 30, 1908, the Tunguska region of Siberia, Russia was rocked by an incredible explosion that stunned people hundreds of miles away.  Perhaps 80 million trees in the Taiga Forest were flattened, and as many as three people died.  Luckily, the event occurred in an unpopulated area. Digging Deeper Covering an area of 830 square miles, the event was caused by an above ground explosion, three to six miles high, of an asteroid, probably 160 to 200 feet in diameter.  The airburst left no crater on the ground and initially puzzled investigators.  The asteroid is believed…

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A Brief History In July 2019, American rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested initially for aggravated, then for simple assault in Stockholm, Sweden, after an altercation in the street against Mustafa Jafari and another person that involved the America rapper and his entourage on June 30th.  Travelling is one of the most fun things to do, especially when it is for vacations; however, it may turn out to be your worst nightmare if you rub shoulders with the law enforcement system. In the recent past, there have been incidences with police brutality that have warranted people to be more careful to…

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A Brief History On June 30, 2009, one of those fantastic tales you think you would only see in the movies or in a fantasy novel really happened when an airliner crashed near the Indian Ocean island of Grande Comore, killing 152 of the 153 aboard the Airbus A310 jetliner.  The sole survivor on the flight from Yemen to the Comoros Islands was a girl of 14 years of age, found 13 hours after the crash bobbing in the ocean while clinging to floating wreckage. Digging Deeper Yemenia Flight 626 featured an Airbus twin engine jet airliner, model Airbus A310-324,…

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A Brief History On June 30, 2016, the World Health Organization listed Cannabidiolum in a list of International Nonproprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substances (INN).  CBD oil was first discovered back in 1940, but the first product containing this cannabis extract was only sold openly in the UK within the last year. Having existed solely on the odd dusty shelf of hippie shops, recent media coverage of the potential health benefits of CBD oil have sent the nation into a buying frenzy, and normalised something which had been seen as slightly risqué, or even grubby, for many years.  Digging Deeper What is…

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