What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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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 181st day of the year 2022 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, 2022 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,609,120 minutes 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 ‘hectaoctacontahenagon’ 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 206 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 3,478 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 30 Historical Events

  • 1859
    French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
  • 1860
    The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place.
  • 1908
    The Tunguska event occurs in remote Siberia.
  • 1960
    Congo gains independence from Belgium.
  • 1991
    32 miners are killed when a coal mine catches fire in the Donbass region of Ukraine and releases toxic gas.

Who were born on June 30?

  • 1917
    Susan Hayward, American actress (d. 1975)
  • 1936
    Assia Djebar, Algerian writer and filmmaker
  • 1973
    Noam Zylberman, Israeli-born Canadian actor
  • 1975
    Rami Shaaban, Swedish footballer
  • 1977
    Justo Villar, Paraguayan footballer

Who died on June 30?

  • 350
    Nepotianus, Roman usurper
  • 1538
    Charles, Duke of Guelders, Dutch nobleman (b. 1467)
  • 1959
    José Vasconcelos, Mexican writer and politician (b. 1882)
  • 1984
    Lillian Hellman, American playwright (b. 1905)
  • 1993
    Wong Ka Kui, Hong Kong singer (b. 1962)

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