June 30 Events in History - June 30 Birthdays - June 30 Deaths
2015 Greece misses its $1.8 billion debt payment to the IMF after a bailout extension request was denied; Greek leaders had rejected making reforms in exchange for the funds, but Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is now willing to negotiate
2014 The U.S. Supreme Court agrees with a lower court ruling that Google's Street View data collection violated anti-wiretapping laws by capturing personal data from wi-fi networks
2014 Toyota is seeking to sell fuel-cell vehicles in the U.S. but must receive an exemption from certain safety requirements to do so; Toyota states that its car meets safety requirements through a different mechanism than that specified in the rules
2013 In Camp Nou, located in Barcelona, Catalonia, over 90,000 people attend the 'Concert per la llibertat' (Concert for freedom) for the independence of Catalonia
2013 By winning the U.S. Open golf tournament, Korean Inbee Park, becomes the fourth woman to win three major championships in a season
2012 BMP7 (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 7), a potential therapeutic utility for recurrent metastatic disease, is announced as the Molecule of the Year 2011
2012 Vano Merabishvili is appointed as the new Prime Minister of Georgia by the country's President, Mikheil Saakashvili
2011 Investigations by the ECDC and the European Food Safety Authority implicate fenugreek seeds imported from Egypt in the deadly E. coli outbreaks
2011 Tropical Storm Arlene, the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season's first tropical storm, lands near Cabo Rojo and brings heavy rain to Mexico and southern Texas
2010 The 15th President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III, is sworn in, as is the 15th Vice President of the Philippines, Jejomar Binay
2009 One person out of 183 passengers and crew survives the crash of Yemenia Flight 626 off the coast of Moroni, Comoros
2005 Spain becomes the 3rd country to permit same-sex marriage
1998 Sega Channel, cable's 1st on-demand video game service, closes down02930301
1998 Linda Tripp begins to testify before a grand jury about the Lewinsky case
1997 Leap Second to synchronize atomic clocks
1996 "Buried Child" closes at Brook Atkinson Theater New York City after 77 performances
1996 "Moon Over Buffalo" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 308 performances
1996 "State Fair," closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 118 performances
1996 Caroline Frolic, Miss Ontario, crowned Miss Renaissance USA
1996 Dottie Pepper wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
1995 Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits
1994 Airbus A330 crash at Toulouse France, 7 killed
1994 Giants outfielder Darren Lewis errors after record 392 flawless games
1994 Pre-trial hearings open in LA against OJ Simpson
1994 U.S. Ice Skating Federation bars Tonya Harding for life
1993 "Les Miserables," opens at Point Theatre, Dublin
1993 Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field
1992 1st pay bathrooms in U.S. open: 25 cents, New York City
1992 Actress Cecil Hoffman (Zoe-LA Law) marries Paul Slye
1992 Fidel Ramos installed as president of Philippines
1992 Total solar eclipse in Uruguay (5m21s)
1991 37th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon
1990 East and West Germany merge their economies
1989 "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre Muzyczyny, Gdynia
1989 Attorney General Thornburgh orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK
1989 Congressman Lukins found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old girl
1989 NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile and Guam
1989 N.Y. State Legislature passes Staten Island secession bill
1989 Sudan suspends interim constitution following coup
1988 "Sledge Hammer!" last aires on ABC-TV
1988 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason
1988 Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won't move to Fla
1987 Emmy 14th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 8th time
1987 Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in high jump
1986 Georgia sodomy law upheld by Supreme Court (5-4)
1985 "King and I" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 191 performances
1985 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut
1985 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1985 Los Angeles Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 home runs in June
1984 Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia
1984 Last sixpence minted in Great Britain (in use since 1551)
1984 Longest pro football game, Los Angeles Express beats Michigan Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds
1982 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander New York City after 333 performances
1982 Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
1982 Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale
1982 New Jersey NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders and Americans
1981 China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Tse-tung's policy
1980 West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow
1979 "Got To Go Disco" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 8 performances
1979 Johnny Rotten and Joan Collins appear together on BBC's Juke Box Jury
1978 English prince Michael marries baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz
1978 Giants' Willie McCovey becomes 12th to hit 500 home runs
1978 Larry Doby becomes manager of Chicago White Sox
1977 Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"
1977 Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss
1977 U.S. Railway Post Office final train run, New York to Washington D.C.
1977 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive home runs in Toronto
1976 John Walker of New Zealand sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4
1975 Cher, just 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono marries Gregg Allman
1975 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia
1975 University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance
1974 2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala
1974 Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester New York)
1974 Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west
1973 "Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour," TV Variety; debut on ABC
1973 Biggest U.S. tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton)
1973 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-minute solar eclipse
1972 1st leap second day; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
1972 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, and go on to win pennant
1971 Biesheuvel government forms
1971 Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment
1970 Brazil beats Italy 4-1 in soccer's 9th World Cup at Mexico City
1970 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2
1969 Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
1969 Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
1968 E German party leader Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution"
1968 Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 chairs
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1967 Major Robert H Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut
1967 Moise Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria
1967 Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils
1966 Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
1966 Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa
1966 Richath Helms, promoted from deputy director to 8th director of CIA
1966 Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, vs. WI Trent Bridge, wicketless
1966 Vice Admiral William F Raborn, Jr., USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA
1965 NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise
1964 Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
1964 Last United Nations troops leave Congo
1963 Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open
1962 17th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom
1962 French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
1962 Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits New York Mets, 5-0
1962 Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian Liberation Army fighters
1962 Rwanda and Burundi become independent
1961 Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ
1961 Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit
1960 U.S. stops sugar import from Cuba
1960 Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium
1959 During a game in Wrigley Field, 2 balls were in play at same time
1958 "No Chemise, Please" by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24
1958 Dutch Government of Drees ends obligatory dismissal of married teachers
1956 "Pipe Dream" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 245 performances
1956 "Shangri-La" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 21 performances
1956 Lenins politics testament (1923) published in Moscow
1956 United DC-7 and TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128
1955 "Johnny Carson Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1954 Largest check: Internal U.S. Treasury check at $4,176,969,623.57
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 doctor
1953 1st Corvette manufactured
1952 "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
1952 Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government
1951 "Victor Borge Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1951 NAACP begins attack on school segregation and discrimination
1950 U.S. General MacArthur visits front in South Korea and asks for U.S. troops
1949 Dutch troops evacuate Djakarta
1948 Cleveland Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0
1948 Last British armies leave Israel
1948 Transistor as a substitute for Radio tubes announced, Bell Labs
1945 17-day newspaper strike in New York begins
1944 Allies land on Vogelkop, New Guinea
1944 French Cotentin Peninsula in allied hands
1944 Universal strike against nazi terror in Copenhagen
1943 General MacArthur begins Operation Cartwheel, island-hopping
1942 144 U boats (700,000 ton) sunk this month
1942 Colonel General Von Paul' 6th Army enters Ukraine
1942 U.S. Mint in New Orleans ceases operation
1942 U.S. bombs Celebes and Timor
1941 61 U-boats (310,000 ton) sunk this month
1941 Pro-nazi group declares Ukraine independence
1940 "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, 1st appears
1940 58 U-boats (284,000 ton) sunk this month
1940 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service forms
1939 Heinkel He 176 rocket plane flies for 1st time, at Peenemunde
1938 Final game at Philadelphia's Baker Bowl, Giants beat Phillies 14-1
1936 'Gone With the Wind' by Margaret Mitchell, published
1936 40 hour work week law approved
1936 Haile Selassie asks League of Nations for sanctions against Italy
1936 Margaret Mitchell's novel 'Gone with the Wind' published
1935 Danno O'Mahoney beats Ed George in Boston, to become wrestling champ
1934 "Night of Long Knives," Hitler stages bloody purge of Nazi party
1934 French Equatorial Africa constituted a single administrative unit
1934 NFL's Portsmouth Spartans become Detroit Lions
1933 50,000 demonstrate in Antwerp against fascism/war
1933 Card's Dizzy Dean strikes out 17 Cubs to win 8-2
1933 U.S. Assay Offices in Helena Mon, Boise, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah closes
1930 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY
1930 Bradman scores 254 at Lord's vs. England, 320 minutes, 25 fours
1929 33rd U.S. Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY
1928 Radio Service Bulletin lists radio stations call signs that are to be changed to conform with international standards
1927 Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico
1927 U.S. Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes
1924 England score 2-503 in day's play vs. South Africa at Lord's
1923 New Zealand claims Ross Dependency in Antarctica
1916 22nd U.S. Golf Open: Chick Evans shoots a 286 at Minikahda Club MINN
1916 General Douglas Haig reports "The men are in splendid spirits"
1914 Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest, campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa
1913 2nd Balkan War begins
1913 New York Giants score 10 in 10th to beat Phillies 11-10, Hooks Wiltse pitches the first nine innings for New York before wilting, and Christy Mathewson relieves
1911 Adolphe Messimy appointed French minister of War
1911 U.S. Assay Office in St. Louis, Missouri closes
1910 Russia absorbs Finland
1909 Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to no decision in 6 for hw boxing title
1908 Boston's Cy Young's 2nd no-hitter, beats New York Highlanders, 8-0
1908 Giant fireball impacts in Siberia (Tunguska Event) (Enckes comet)
1906 John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College
1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and Meat Inspection Act adopted
1902 Cleveland is 1st AL team to hit 3 consecutive home runs in same inning
1900 4 German liners burn at Hobokon Docks, New Jersey, 326 die
1899 Jack Hearne takes a hat-trick England vs. Australia at Headingley
1896 W. S. Hadaway patents electric stove
1894 Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid
1894 London Tower Bridge opens
1893 Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered
1881 Henry Highland Garnet, named minister to Liberia
1879 Ex-khedive Ismael Pasha leaves Cairo with train full stolen goods
1876 Serbia declares war on Turkey
1871 Guatemala revolts for agrarian reforms
1870 Ada Kepley becomes 1st female law college graduate
1865 8 alleged conspirators in assassination of Lincoln are found guilty
1863 Battles in Hanover Pennsylvania: 80 casualties
1863 Dutch colony Suriname counts population of 33,000 slaves
1863 Skirmish at Sporting Hill, Pennsylvania
1862 Battle at Nelson's Farm, Virginia
1862 Battle at Turkey Bridge Virginia: Confederate assault attack
1862 Day 6 of 7 Days-Battle of White Oak Swamp Virginia (Frayser's Farm)
1862 Gustave Flaubert completes "Salammbo"
1861 CSS Sumter slips past USS Brooklyn blockade
1859 Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope
1834 Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
1815 U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates
1794 Battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio
1755 Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
1741 Pope Benedict XIV encyclical forbidding traffic in alms
1734 Russian army occupies Danzig
1722 Hungarian Parliament condemns emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctions
1700 Gelderland goes on Gregorian calendar (tomorrow is 12/7/1700)
1690 Battle at Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Netherlands/English fleet
1688 Whig-Lords questions prince Willem III van Orange on Protestantism
1648 French premier cardinal Mazarin calls Saint Louis Chamber together
1643 Battle at Atherton Moor: Royalists beat parliamentary armies
1607 Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published
1598 King Philip II moves to Escorial palace
1596 English/Dutch fleet reach Cadiz
1559 Duke of Montgomery wounds king Henri II during tournament
1548 Emperor Charles V orders Catholics to become Lutherans
1528 Burgundy army occupies Utrecht
1520 Spanish conquerors under Cortes take gold from Aztecs
1397 Denmark, Norway and Sweden sign Union of Kalmar under Queen Margaretha
1371 Arnold II of Horne chosen bishop of Utrecht
1294 Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland
949 Otto I the Great gives away bishopdom of Utrecht
833 Louis, king of Austria, crowned
296 St. Marcellinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope