Today in History, English
Today in History, English

74461June 30Event1860 – The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place.
74462June 30Event1859 – French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
74463June 30Event1864 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".
74464June 30Event1882 – Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield.
74465June 30Event1886 – The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal. It arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4.
74466June 30Event1892 – The Homestead Strike begins near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
74467June 30Event1905 – Albert Einstein sends the article On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, in which he introduces special relativity, for publication in Annalen der Physik.
74468June 30Event1906 – The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.
74469June 30Event1908 – The Tunguska event occurs in remote Siberia.
74470June 30Event1912 – The Regina Cyclone hits Regina, Saskatchewan, killing 28. It remains Canada's deadliest tornado event.
74471June 30Event1917 – World War I: Greece declares war on the Central Powers.
74472June 30Event1921 – U.S. President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft Chief Justice of the United States.
74473June 30Event1922 – In Washington D.C., U.S. Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes and Dominican Ambassador Francisco J. Peynado sign the Hughes–Peynado agreement, which ends the United States occupation of the Dominican Republic.
74474June 30Event1934 – The Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler's violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, takes place.
74475June 30Event1936 – Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia appeals for aid to the League of Nations against Italy's invasion of his country.
74476June 30Event1937 – The world's first emergency telephone number, 999, is introduced in London
74477June 30Event1944 – World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.
74478June 30Event1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
74479June 30Event1956 – A TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collide above the Grand Canyon in Arizona and crash, killing all 128 on board both airliners.
74480June 30Event1959 – A United States Air Force F-100 Super Sabre from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, crashes into a nearby elementary school, killing 11 students plus six residents from the local neighborhood.
74481June 30Event1960 – Congo gains independence from Belgium.
74482June 30Event1963 – Ciaculli massacre: a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police officers and military personnel near Palermo.
74483June 30Event1966 – The National Organization for Women, the United States' largest feminist organization, is founded.
74484June 30Event1968 – Pope Paul VI issues the Credo of the People of God.
74485June 30Event1971 – The crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft are killed when their air supply escapes through a faulty valve.
74486June 30Event1971 – Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect.
74487June 30Event1972 – The first leap second is added to the UTC time system.
74488June 30Event1974 – The Baltimore municipal strike of 1974 begins.
74489June 30Event1977 – The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.
74490June 30Event1985 – Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.

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