About June 30

June 30, 2021 is the 181st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 184 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Cancer is the sun 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 216 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 30

  • 1422
    Battle of Arbedo between the duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons.
  • 1688
    The Immortal Seven issue the Invitation to William (continuing the English rebellion from Rome), which would culminate in the Glorious Revolution.
  • 1794
    Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1886
    The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal. It arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4.
  • 1921
    U.S. President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1941
    World War II: Operation Barbarossa – Germany captures Lviv, Ukraine.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.
  • 1953
    The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Congo gains independence from Belgium.
  • 1963
    Ciaculli massacre: a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police officers and military personnel near Palermo.
  • 1966
    The National Organization for Women, the United States’ largest feminist organization, is founded.
  • 1971
    Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect.
  • 1985
    Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.
  • 1987
    The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie.
  • 1991
    32 miners are killed when a coal mine catches fire in the Donbass region of Ukraine and releases toxic gas.

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