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June 30th History

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June 30th In Pop Culture History

1831 - A patent for a platform scale was issued to brothers Erastus and Thaddeus S. Fairbanks of St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

1859 - Jean-Francois Gravelet, known as Emile Blondin, became the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

1860 - The 1860 Oxford evolution debate (Huxley-Wilberforce debate or the Wilberforce-Huxley debate) at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History took place.

1886 - The United States Division of Forestry was recognized and established by an Act of Congress

1894 - The Tower Bridge across the River Thames in London was officially opened

1906 - The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.

1908 - The Tunguska Event happened near Lake Baikal, Russia. Destroying 770 square miles in Eastern Siberian Taiga. It was probably a big meteor. Or was it?

1936 - Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind was published.

1952 - The Guiding Light premiered on CBS.

1953 - The first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.

1966 - The National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded.

1971 - Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the US Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, putting the amendment into effect.

1972 - The first leap second was added to the UTC time system.

1973 #1 Hit June 30, 1973 - July 6, 1973: George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)

1979 #1 Hit June 30, 1979 - July 13, 1979: Anita Ward - Ring My Bell

1987 - Iran-Contra hearings aired during daytime television, pre-empting most programming.

1989 - 'Do The Right Thing' was released in theaters.

1990 #1 Hit June 30, 1990 - July 20, 1990: New Kids on the Block - Step By Step

June 30th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Harry Blackstone Jr. (1934)
Mike Tyson (1966)
Willie Sutton (1901)
Lena Horne (1917)
Vincent D' Onofrio (1959)
Fantasia Barrino (1984)
Susan Hayward (1917)
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

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