What happened this day in history June 30

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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 184 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 17, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,557,920 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 ‘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 227 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 2,748 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 30 Historical Events

  • 1422
    Battle of Arbedo between the duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons.
  • 1864
    U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for “public use, resort and recreation”.
  • 1882
    Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield.
  • 1905
    Albert Einstein publishes the article On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, in which he introduces special relativity.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    Ciaculli massacre: a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police officers and military personnel near Palermo.
  • 1968
    Pope Paul VI issues the Credo of the People of God.
  • 1969
    Nigeria bans Red Cross aid to Biafra.
  • 1971
    The crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft are killed when their air supply escapes through a faulty valve.
  • 1985
    Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.

Who were born on June 30?

  • 1884
    Georges Duhamel, French author (d. 1966)
  • 1931
    Bert Eriksson, Flemish neo-Nazi (d. 2005)
  • 1934
    Harry Blackstone Jr., American stage magician (d. 1997)
  • 1935
    John Harlin, American mountaineer (d. 1966)
  • 1942
    Robert Ballard, American oceanographer
  • 1942
    Ron Harris, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1960
    Murray Cook, Australian singer (The Wiggles)
  • 1965
    Gary Pallister, English footballer
  • 1973
    Noam Zylberman, Israeli-born Canadian actor
  • 1986
    Nicola Pozzi, Italian footballer

Who died on June 30?

  • 1666
    Alexander Brome, English poet (b. 1620)
  • 1796
    Abraham Yates, American Congressman (b. 1724)
  • 1882
    Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (b. 1827)
  • 1934
    Night of the Long Knives murders: Gregor Strasser, former German Nazi politician (b. 1892)
  • 1934
    Night of the Long Knives murders: Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Prime Minister of Bavaria (b. 1862)
  • 1956
    Thorleif Lund, Norwegian actor (b. 1880)
  • 1971
    Nikola Kotkov, Bulgarian footballer (b. 1938)
  • 1995
    Georgi Beregovoi, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1921)
  • 2009
    Pina Bausch, German choreographer (b. 1940)
  • 2011
    Barry Bremen, American sports imposter and business man (b. 1947)

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