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.
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 gave birth to an American legend, the first Chevrolet Corvette.
On June 30, 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line and ever since speed demons, preppies, spoiled rich kids, and every American male with insecurity has wanted one.
On June 30, 1966, the Women’s Rights movement took a giant leap forward when the National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded by 28 women’s rights activists.
On June 30, 1994, Tonya Harding was banned for life from participating in figure skating events.
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.
On June 30, 2016, the World Health Organization listed Cannabidiolum in a list of International Nonproprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substances (INN).
On June 30, 2018, it was once again our sad duty to report the jerks and our glad duty to report the heroes of the month of June 2018.
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.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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