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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Yemenia Flight 626 crashes off the coast of Moroni, Comoros, killing all but one of the 153 passengers and crew.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Police arrest two men in Cheshire in connection with the bombings. //www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?id=a469eb24-62e7-43a4-a038-14cce2d2c9d1k=82275 (Reuters via Canada.com)

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

The Vatican gains full membership rights in the United Nations except voting.
Preliminary hearings begin in Iraq in the trial of former president Saddam Hussein, for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The Cassini–Huygens spacecraft arrives at Saturn.

Monday, June 30, 2003

In Irvine, California, Joseph Hunter Parker kills 2 Albertsons employees with a sword, before being shot to death by the police.

Sunday, June 30, 2002

Brazil wins its fifth FIFA World Cup, defeating Germany in the final.
A Russian passenger jet and a cargo plane collide over the town of Überlingen, Germany 72 are killed (see Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937).
The Final of the 2002 FIFA World Cup took place in Yokohama, Japan. Brazil defeated Germany and claimed the title for a record fifth time.
The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. Crimes committed on or after this date may be prosecuted by the court.

Friday, June 30, 2000

Vicente Fox is elected President of Mexico, as candidate of the rightist PAN (National Action Party), ending 71 years of PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) rule.
At the Roskilde Festival near Copenhagen, Denmark, 9 die and 26 are injured on a set while the rock group Pearl Jam performs.
During a set of the band Pearl Jam at the Roskilde Festival near Copenhagen, 9 died and 26 are injured in the crowd.
In southern Nigeria, a leaking petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers who were scavenging gasoline.
Bashar al-Assad is confirmed as Syria's leader in a national referendum.
France defeats Italy 2-1 after extra time in the final of the European Chionships, becoming the first team to consecutively win the World Cup and European Chionships.

Wednesday, June 30, 1999

The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
Europol (short for European Police Office) the European Union's criminal intelligence agency became fully operational.
Twenty-three people die when fire consumes the Sealand Youth Training Center in South Korea.

Tuesday, June 30, 1998

Philippine Vice President Joseph Estrada was sworn in as the 13th President of the Philippines.

Monday, June 30, 1997

Thursday, June 30, 1994

An Airbus A330 crashes during a test flight near Toulouse, France, where Airbus is based, killing the seven-person crew. The test was meant to simulate an engine failure at low speed with maximum angle of climb.

Friday, June 30, 1989

A military coup led by Omar al-Bashir ousts the civilian government of Prime Minister of SudanSadiq al-Mahdi.

Thursday, June 30, 1988

Roman Catholic Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre consecrates four bishops at Écône, Switzerland for his apostolate, along with Bishop Antonio de Castro Mayer, without a papal mandate.
The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus.
The first reported medical waste on beaches in the Greater New York area (including hypodermic needles and syringes possibly infected with the AIDS virus) washes ashore on Long Island. Subsequent medical waste discoveries on beaches in Coney Island and in Monmouth County, New Jersey force the closure of numerous New York–area beaches in the middle of one of the hottest summers on record in the American Northeast.
Iran Air Flight 655 is shot down by a missile launched from the USS "Vincennes".
The Piper Alpha production platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires, killing 165 oil workers and 2 rescue mariners.

Tuesday, June 30, 1987

In the Soviet Union, Vladimir Nikolayev is sentenced to death for cannibalism.
Greater Manchester Police recover the body of 16-year-old Pauline Reade from Saddleworth Moor, after her killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley helped them in their search, almost exactly 24 years since Pauline was last seen alive.
The Single European Act is passed by the European Community.
U.S. President Ronald Reagannominates former Solicitor GeneralRobert Bork to the Supreme Court. The nomination is later rejected by the Senate, the first and only nominee rejection to date.
Canada introduces a one dollar coin, nicknamed the Loonie.

Saturday, June 30, 1984

John Napier Turner becomes Canada's 17th Prime Minister.

Thursday, June 30, 1983

A North Korean Ilyushin Il-62M jet, en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea, crashes into the Fouta Djall Mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.
Total loss of coolant at Embalse nuclear power plant, Argentina. It was classified as an Accident With Local Consequences ndash level 4 at the International Nuclear Event Scale
The Orly airport attack in Paris leaves 8 dead and 55 injured.
The High Court of Australia blocks construction of the Franklin Dam in Tasmania.
Technical failure causes release of Iodine-131 from Philippsburg Nuclear Power Plant, Germany
Nintendo's Family Computer, also known as the Famicom, goes on sale in Japan.

Wednesday, June 30, 1982

Roy Jenkins is elected Leader of the Social Democratic Party.
The Equal Rights Amendment falls short of the 38 states needed to pass Phyllis Schlafly and other leaders of the Christian right take credit for its defeat.
Larry Walters, a.k.a. Lawn Chair Larry, flies above Long Beach, California in a lawn chair with weather balloons attached.

Friday, June 30, 1978

Ethiopia begins a massive offensive in Eritrea.

Saturday, June 30, 1973

A very long total solar eclipse occurs!confirmed here . During the entire 2nd millennium, only 7 total solar eclipses exceeded 7 minutes of totality.

Friday, June 30, 1972

The Canadian ketch "Vega", flying the Greenpeace III banner, collides with the French naval minesweeper "La Paimpolaise" while in international waters, to protest French nuclear weapon tests in the South Pacific.
The International Time Bureau adds the first leap second (23:59:60) to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) at the end of the month.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms becomes independent from the IRS.
July – U.S. actress Jane Fonda tours North Vietnam, during which she is photographed sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun.

Tuesday, June 30, 1970

Colorado State College changes its name to University of Northern Colorado.

Sunday, June 30, 1968

The Central Intelligence Agency's Phoenix Program is officially established.
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty opens for signature.
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy heavy military transport aircraft first flies in the U.S. This model will still be in service forty years on.

Friday, June 30, 1967

Moise Tshombe, former President of Katanga and former prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is kidnapped to Algeria.
American Samoa's first constitution becomes effective.
EEC joined with European Coal and Steel Community and European Atomic Community to form the European Communities (from the 1980s usually known as European Community EC).
The first UK colour television broadcasts begin on BBC2. The first one is from the tennis chionship at Wimbledon. A full colour service begins on BBC2 on December 2.

Saturday, June 30, 1962

Rwanda and Burundi gain independence.
The last soldiers of the French Foreign Legion leave Algeria.
Supporters of Algerian independence win 99% majority in a referendum.
The first Walmart store, then known as Wal-Mart (which is still the corporate name), opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
Treaty of Nordic Cooperation of Helsinki (23 Mar 1962 signed) in force.
Charles de Gaulle accepts Algerian independence France recognizes it the next day.
A heavy smog develops over London.

Tuesday, June 30, 1959

Twenty-one students were killed and more than a hundred were injured when an American North American F-100 Super SabreF-100 jet crashed into Miamori Elementary School on the island of Okinawa. The pilot had ejected after the plane malfunctioned and struck the school.21 Die as Jet Hits School On Okinawa, "Oakland Tribune", June 30, 1959, p1

Saturday, June 30, 1956

A TWALockheed Constellation and United AirlinesDouglas DC-7collide in mid-air over the Grand Canyon in Arizona, killing all 128 people aboard both aircraft in the deadliest civil aviation disaster to date the accident leads to sweeping changes in the regulation of cross-country flight and air traffic control over the United States.

Tuesday, June 30, 1953

The first Chevrolet Corvette is built at Flint, Michigan.

Sunday, June 30, 1946

The War Relocation Authority is abolished.

Wednesday, June 30, 1943

CCC abolished.

Thursday, June 30, 1938

The steam locomotive "Mallard" sets the world speed record for steam by reaching 126 mph.
The last reunion of the Blue and Gray commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
July ndash The Mauthausenconcentration c is built in Austria.
"Action Comics #1" is published, which is the first publication featuring the comic book character "Superman".

Tuesday, June 30, 1914

Among those addressing the Parliament of the United Kingdom on the murdered Archduke are Lords Crewe and Lansdowne in the House of Lords and Messrs Asquith and Law in the Commons.

Friday, June 30, 1905

Albert Einstein publishes the article "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies" where he reveals his theory of special relativity.

Saturday, June 30, 1900

A wharf fire at the docks in Hoboken, New Jersey owned by the North German Lloyd Steamship line spreads to German passenger ships "." The fire engulfs the adjacent piers and nearby ships, killing 326 people.

Friday, June 30, 1899

Battle of Togbao: The French Bretonnet–Braun mission is destroyed in Chad, by the warlord Rabih az-Zubayr.
"Mile-a-Minute Murphy" earns his famous nickname this day, after he becomes the first man to ride a bicycle for one mile (1.6 km) in under a minute on Long Island.
America's first juvenile court is established in Chicago.
NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.

Saturday, June 30, 1894

The Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed by Sanford B. Dole.
The Tower Bridge in London opens for traffic.
July ndash A fire at the site of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago destroys most of the remaining buildings.

Thursday, June 30, 1892

The Homestead Strike begins in Homestead, Pennsylvania, culminating in a battle between striking workers and private security agents on July 6.

Saturday, June 30, 1888

The Marine Biological Association Laboratory opens on Plymouth Hoe, Devon, UK.

Wednesday, June 30, 1886

The Royal Holloway, University of London is opened by Queen Victoria in Surrey, United Kingdom.

Saturday, June 30, 1883

"The Black Arrow" by Robert Louis Stevenson first appears as a serial in "Young Folks A Boys' and Girls' Paper of Instructive and Entertaining Literature". Stevenson completes the novel at the end of summer in France.

Friday, June 30, 1882

U.S. presidential assassin Charles Guiteau is hanged.

Saturday, June 30, 1877

The British Mediterranean fleet is sent to Besika Bay.

Saturday, June 30, 1860

The historic debate about evolution is held at the Oxford University Museum.

Thursday, June 30, 1859

Pike's Peak Gold Rush begins in the Colorado Territory.
Count Camillo Benso di Cavour resigns.
Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope for the first time.
Pike's Peak Gold Rush begins in the Colorado Territory.

Friday, June 30, 1758

Seven Years' War ndash Battle of Bernetz Brook: British troops defeat the French.
Pope Clement XIII succeeds Pope Benedict XIV as the 248th pope.
Seven Years' War ndash Battle of Domstadtl: Austrian forces under Ernst Gideon von Laudon and Joseph von Siskovits rout an enormous convoy with supplies for the Prussian army, guarded by strong troops of Hans Joachim von Zieten.

Sunday, June 30, 1737

Russo-Turkish War, 1735-1739: Russian forces under Field MarshalMunnich storm the Ottomanfortress of Ochakov and take prisoner 4,000 Turks.
July ndash Austria enters the Russo-Turkish War.

Wednesday, June 30, 1734

War of the Polish Succession: Russian troops take Gdańsk (German: Danzig), which had been besieged since February 1734. Gdańsk is captured after the failure of a French expedition to relieve the city.

Tuesday, June 30, 1711

Cary\\'s Rebellion: Former governor Thomas Cary, after declaring himself Governor of North Carolina, sails an armed brigantine up the Chowan River to attack Governor Hyde's forces fortified at Colonel Thomas Pollock's plantation. The attack fails and Cary's forces retreat.

Sunday, June 30, 1697

The earliest known first-class cricket match took place in Sussex.

Wednesday, June 30, 1688

A high-powered conspiracy of notables (the "Immortal Seven") invite Dutch stadtholder William III of Orange and Princess Mary to defend the liberties of England and depose King James VII and II.
July ndash Phetracha stages a coup d'état and becomes king of Ayutthaya.

Tuesday, June 30, 1665

King Charles II of England issues a second charter for the Province of Carolina, which clarifies and expands the borders of the Lords Proprietors' tracts.

Tuesday, June 30, 1643

First English Civil War ndash Battle of Adwalton Moor: Cavaliers (supporters of Charles I) gain control of Yorkshire.

Thursday, June 20, 1521 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Esquiroz: French forces under Henri d\'Albret, exiled King of Navarre, are defeated by the Spanish and forced to abandon their attempt to recover Henri's kingdom.
Battle of Esquiroz: French forces under Henri d'Albret, exiled King of Navarre, are defeated by the Spanish and forced to abandon their attempt to recover Henri's kingdom.

Monday, June 21, 1451 (Julianian calendar)

French troops under the Comte de Dunois invade Guyenne and capture Bordeaux.

Friday, June 29, 350 (Julianian calendar)

Nepotianus is defeated and killed by Marcellinus, a trusted general sent by Magnentius. His head is put on a lance and borne around the city.
Source: Wikipedia