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1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open

1977Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"

1934"Night of Long Knives" - Hitler stages bloody purge of Nazi party

1559King Henry II of France is seriously injured in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery.

1956Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow

1930Don Bradman scores 254 for Australia at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours

1994Pre-trial hearings open in LA against OJ Simpson

1908Boston's Cy Young's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Highlanders, 8-0

1984Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years

192933rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY

1943Gen MacArthur begins Operation Cartwheel (island-hopping)

1520Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés take gold from Aztecs

199137th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon

1906US Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act; these laws owe much to the expose journalism of the period (Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' in particular)

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1950US Gen MacArthur visits front in South Korea/asks for US troops

1992Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher joins the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven.

1936Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published

1995Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits

1914Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa

June 30th Historical Events
Date Event
296
St Marcellinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
350
Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the usurper Magnentius, in Rome. 
833
Louis, king of Austria, crowned 
949
Otto I the Great gives away bishopdpric of Utrecht "foreestrecht" 
1294
Jews are expelled from Berne, Switzerland 
1371
Arnold II of Horne chosen bishop of Utrecht 
1397
Denmark, Norway & Sweden sign Union of Kalmar under Queen Margaretha 
1422
Battle of Arbedo between the Duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons. 
1520
Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés take gold from Aztecs 
1520
The Spaniards are expelled from Tenochtitlan. 
1528
Burgundian army occupies Utrecht 
1548
Emperor Charles V orders Catholics to become Lutherans 
1559
King Henry II of France is seriously injured in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery. 
1596
English/Dutch fleet reach Cadiz 
1598
King Philip II moves to Escorial palace 
1607
Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published 
1643
Battle of Atherton Moor: Royalists beat parliamentary armies 
1648
French premier cardinal Mazarin calls Saint Louis Chamber together 
1651
The Deluge: Khmelnytsky Uprising - the Battle of Beresteczko ends with a Polish victory. 
1688
Whig Lords questions prince William III of Orange on Protestantism 
1690
Battle of Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Dutch/English fleet 
1700
Gelderland goes on Gregorian calendar (tomorrow is 12/7/1700) 
1722
Hungarian Parliament condemns Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctions 
1734
Russian army occupies Danzig 
1741
Pope Benedict XIV encyclical forbidding traffic in alms 
1755
Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants 
1758
Seven Years' War: The Battle of Domstadtl takes place. 
1794
Battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio 
1815
US naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates 
1834
Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) 
1851
Battle of Viervoet (Basotho-British war) 
1859
Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope 
1860
The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place. 
1861
CSS Sumter slips past USS Brooklyn blockade 
1862
Battle at Nelson's Farm/Glendale/Frayser's Farm, Virginia: Confederate assault attack. 6th day of 7 days battles US Civil War 
1862
Gustave Flaubert completes "Salammbo" 
1863
Battles in Hanover, Pennsylvania: 80 casualties 
1863
Dutch colony Suriname counts population of 33,000 slaves 
1863
Skirmish at Sporting Hill Pennsylvania 
1865
8 alleged conspirators in assassination of Lincoln are found guilty 
1870
Ada Kepley becomes 1st female law college graduate 
1871
Guatemala revolts for agrarian reforms 
1876
Serbia declares war on Turkey 
1879
Ex-khedive Ismael Pasha leaves Cairo with train full stolen goods 
1881
Henry Highland Garnet named minister to Liberia 
1893
Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered 
1894
Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid 
1894
London's Tower Bridge opens 
1896
W S Hadaway patents electric stove 
1898
Winton Motor Carriage Company publishes the first known automobile ad in Scientific American using the headline "dispense with a horse." 
1899
Jack Hearne takes a hat-trick Eng v Australia at Headingley 
1900
4 German liners burn at Hobokon Docks NJ, 326 die 
1902
Cleveland is 1st AL team to hit 3 consecutive HRs in same inning 
1905
The crew of the Russian battleship "Georgei Pobiedonosets" mutinies in support of the "Potemkin", which mutinied three days earlier 
1905
In Russia, the "Potemkin" arrives at Odessa, where sailors take the bodies of dead crewman ashore; sailors join civilians in revolutionary actions of the '1905 Revolution' 
1905
Conservative Australian Prime Minister George H. Reid is forced to resign and Alfred Deakin returns to power on July 5 
1906
John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College 
1906
US Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act; these laws owe much to the expose journalism of the period (Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' in particular) 
1908
Boston's Cy Young's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Highlanders, 8-0 
1908
Tunguska Event: a giant fireball most likely caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet impacts in Siberia 
1909
Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to no decision in 6 for hw boxing title 
1910
Russia absorbs Finland 
1910
27th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats D Boothby (6-2 6-2) 
1910
34th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats A Gore (6-4 7-5 4-6 6-2) 
1911
Adolphe Messimy appointed French minister of War 
1911
US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri closes 
1913
NY Giants score 10 in 10th to beat Phillies 11-1 
1913
To increase the peacetime strength of the German Army, the Reichstag pass the Army and Finance Bills, a massive defense buildup 
1914
Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa 
1916
22nd US Golf Open: Chick Evans shoots a 286 at Minikahda Club MINN 
1916
General Douglas Haig reports "The men are in splendid spirits" 
1921
The South African Reserve Bank is established. 
1923
New Zealand claims Ross Dependency in Antarctica 
1924
England score 2-503 in day's play v South Africa at Lord's 
1925
Charles Jenkins is granted the U.S. patent for Transmitting Pictures over Wireless (early television) 
1927
Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico 
1927
US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes 
1928
Radio Service Bulletin lists radio stations call signs that are to be changed to conform with international standards 
1929
33rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY 
1930
1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY 
1930
Don Bradman scores 254 for Australia at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours 
1933
50,000 demonstrate in Antwerp against fascism/war 
1933
Card's Dizzy Dean strikes out 17 Cubs to win 8-2 
1933
US Assay Offices in Helena Mon, Boise Id & Salt Lake City Utah closes 
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 
1935
Danno O'Mahoney beats Ed George in Boston, to become wrestling champ 
1935
The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its first congress. 
1936
40 hour work week law approved for US federal employees 
1936
Haile Selassie asks League of Nations for sanctions against Italy 
1936
Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published 
1938
Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1 
1938
Final game at Phila's Baker Bowl, Giants beat Phils 14-1 
1939
Heinkel He 176 rocket plane flies for 1st time, at Peenemunde 
1940
"Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, 1st appears 
1940
58 U-boats (284,000 ton) sunk this month 
1940
US Fish & Wildlife Service forms 
1940
German troops begin the invasion of the undefended Channel Islands. 
1941
61 U-boats (310,000 ton) sunk this month 
1941
Pro-Nazi group declares Ukraine independence 
1941
World War II: Operation Barbarossa - Germany captures Lviv, Ukraine. 
1942
144 U boats (700,000 ton) sunk this month 
1942
Col-gen Von Paul's 6th Army enters Ukraine 
1942
US Mint in New Orleans ceases operation 
1942
US bombs Celebes & Timor 
1943
Gen MacArthur begins Operation Cartwheel (island-hopping) 
1944
Allies land on Vogelkop, New Guinea 
1944
French Cotentin Peninsula in allied hands 
1944
Universal strike against Nazi terror in Copenhagen 
1944
World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces. 
1945
17-day newspaper strike in NY begins 
1948
Cleve Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0 
1948
Last British troops leave Israel 
1948
Transistor as a substitute for valves announced (Bell Labs) 
1949
Dutch troops evacuate Djakarta 
1950
US Gen MacArthur visits front in South Korea/asks for US troops 
1951
"Victor Borge Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
1951
NAACP begins attack on school segregation & discrimination 
1952
"Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV 
1952
Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government 
1953
1st Chevrolet Corvette manufactured 
1954
Largest check: Internal US 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 
1955
"Johnny Carson Show" debuts on CBS-TV 
1956
"Pipe Dream" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 245 performances 
1956
"Shangri-La" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 21 performances 
1956
Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow 
1956
United DC-7 & TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128 
1958
"No Chemise, Please" by Gerry Grenahan peaks at #24 
1958
Dutch government of Drees ends obligatory dismissal of married teachers 
1959
During a game in Wrigley Field, 2 balls were in play at same time 
1960
US stops sugar import from Cuba 
1960
Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium 
1961
Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ 
1961
Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit 
1962
17th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom 
1962
French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria 
1962
LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0 
1962
Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian Liberation Army fighters 
1962
Rwanda & Burundi become independent 
1963
Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church 
1963
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open 
1963
Ciaculli massacre: A car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police and military officers near Palermo. 
1963
International Labour Organisation excludes South Africa from its two-day meeting because of its apartheid policies 
1964
Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit 
1964
Last UN troops leave Congo 
1965
NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise 
1966
Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour 
1966
Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa 
1966
Richard Helms promoted from deputy director to 8th director of US Central Intelligence Agency 
1966
Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, v WI Trent Bridge, wicketless 
1966
Vice Adm William F Raborn Jr, USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA 
1967
Maj 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 
1968
East German Communist Party leader Walter Ulbricht receives "Order of October Revolution" 
1968
Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 seats 
1968
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
1969
Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34 
1969
Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco 
1969
In South Africa, General Laws Amendment Bill is passed; the Bill contains far-reaching provisions and restrictions affecting the administration of justice and the disclosure of evidence 
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 
1971
Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment 
1972
One leap second is added to the UTC time system; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985 
1972
Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant 
1972
Ulster Defence Association (UDA) begin to organise its own 'no-go' areas (this is a response to the continuation of Republican 'no-go' areas and fears about concessions to the IRA) 
1973
"Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour" TV Variety; debut on ABC 
1973
Biggest US tanker "Brooklyn" christened (230,000 ton) 
1973
Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse 
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 NY) 
1974
Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west 
1975
Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado 
1975
Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia 
1975
University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance 
1976
John Walker of NZ sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4 
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
US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Wash DC) 
1977
Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto 
1978
Giants' Willie McCovey becomes 12th to hit 500 HRs 
1978
Larry Doby becomes manager of Chicago White Sox 
1979
"Got To Go Disco" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 8 performances 
1979
Johnny Rotten & Joan Collins appear together on BBC TV's Juke Box Jury 
1980
West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow 
1981
China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Zedong's policy 
1981
Zwelakhe Sisulu, President of the Black Media Workers Association of South Africa, is detained 
1982
"Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 perfs 
1982
Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification 
1982
Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale 
1982
NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans 
1984
Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia 
1984
Last sixpence minted in Great-Britain (in use since 1551) 
1984
Longest pro football game, LA Express beats Mich Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds 
1984
Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years 
1985
"The King & I" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances 
1985
39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut 
1985
Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1985
LA Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 HRs in June 
1986
Georgia sodomy law upheld by US Supreme Court (5-4) 
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 
1987
The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie. 
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 
1988
French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre is excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church. 
1989
"Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Muzyczyny, Gdynia 
1989
US 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 & Guam 
1989
NY State Legislature passes Staten Island secession bill 
1989
Sudan suspends interim constitution following coup 
1990
East & West Germany merge their economies 
1991
37th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon 
1991
South Africa Government repeal the 1913 Native Land Act, an important part of the system of Apartheid (Racially Based Land Measures Act) 
1992
1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC) 
1992
Fidel Ramos installed as president of Philippines 
1992
Total solar eclipse in Uruguay (5m21s) 
1992
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher joins the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven. 
1992
South African ANC President Nelson Mandela meets with UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at Dakar 
1993
"Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin 
1993
Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field 
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
US Ice Skating Federation bars Tonya Harding for life 
1995
Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits 
1995
Exxon signs a $15.2-billion deal to develop oil and gas fields near Russia's Sakhalin Island 
1996
"Buried Child" closes at Brook Atkinson Theater NYC after 77 perfs 
1996
"Moon Over Buffalo" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 308 perfs 
1996
"State Fair" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 118 performances 
1996
Caroline Frolic (Miss Ontario), crowned Miss Renaissance USA 
1996
Dottie Pepper wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic 
1997
Leap Second to synchronize atomic clocks 
1998
Sega Channel, cable's 1st on-demand video game service, closes down 
2001
ENI of Italy signs a $550 million contract to develop Iran's Darquain field, expected to produce 160,000 barrels of petroleum per day 
2002
Brazil beats Germany 2-0 for soccer's 17th World Cup in South Korea & Japan 
2005
Spain legalizes same-sex marriage. 
2007
A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack. 
2009
Yemenia Flight 626 crashes off the coast of Moroni, Comoros killing 152 people and leaving 1 survivor 
2009
Turkey records its fastest contraction of 13.8% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to 2008, leading the country into recession; this is Turkey's biggest economic slump since 1945 
2012
30 people attending a funeral in Zamalka, Syria, are killed on a day that saw 83 civilian deaths 
2012
Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. 
2012
Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as President of Egypt 
2013
30 people are killed after a fuel truck explodes in Kampala, Uganda 
2013
19 fire fighters are killed controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona 
2014
Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England 
2016
Human body parts wash up on shore of Rio's Olympic beach 
2016
Michael Phelps headed to Rio, becomes first male swimmer to make five Olympics 
2017
State of Hawaii asks judge to clarify Trump travel ban ruling 
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