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What are the important events that happened on June 30? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 30: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 30 is the 182nd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 184 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 17, 2016 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 407,568 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaoctacontadigon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 212 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,287 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 30 Historical Events

  • 1882
    Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield.
  • 1922
    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.
  • 1934
    The Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler’s violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, takes place.
  • 1959
    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.
  • 2009
    Yemenia Flight 626 crashes into the Indian Ocean, near Comoros, killing all but one of the 153 passengers and crew on board.

Who were born on June 30?

  • 1891
    Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (d. 1953)
  • 1892
    Oswald Pohl, German Nazi leader (d. 1951)
  • 1914
    Francisco da Costa Gomes, Portuguese politician (d. 2001)
  • 1917
    Susan Hayward, American actress (d. 1975)
  • 1977
    Mark Van Gisbergen, New Zealand/English rugby player

Who died on June 30?

  • 1704
    John Quelch, English pirate (b. 1665)
  • 1932
    Bruno Kastner, German actor (b. 1890)
  • 1934
    Night of the Long Knives murders: Karl Ernst, German Sturmabteilung-gruppenführer (b. 1904)
  • 1971
    Soviet crew of Soyuz 11: Vladislav Volkov (b. 1935)
  • 1995
    Gale Gordon, American actor (b. 1906)

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