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June 30: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Did you know that on this day, June 30, 2005, Spain legalized same-sex marriage?

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June 30th is the day we officially celebrate Social Media Day and Meteor Day.

We’d like to welcome you to the 181st day of the year! We still have 183 days left of this year.

If today’s important to you then we have all the biggest past events from 30th June right here for you.

Did you know that on this day in 2005, Spain legalized same-sex marriage? This made it the fourth country to allow same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about June 30th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on June 30 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2023

Harrison returned to our screens for “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.”

The fifth and final installment of the Indiana Jones film series also starred John Rhys-Davies, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Antonio Banderas. It’s the only film in the series that Steven Spielberg didn’t direct.

2019

Donald Trump became the first US president to visit North Korea while meeting Kim Jong Un.

2005

Spain legalized same-sex marriage.

OTD in 2005: Spain legalized same-sex marriage.

This made Spain the fourth country in the world to do so.

1985

NASA launched Intelsat VA F-11 into orbit.

The satellite was the 11th out of 15 installations to improve telecommunications across Intelsat’s global network. The satellite was deactivated in August 2003.

1972

The first leap second was added to the UTC time system.

1967

Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. was selected as the first African-American astronaut.

1953

The first Chevrolet Corvette was manufactured in the US.

1937

The world’s first emergency telephone calls were accepted in London, UK.

The number 999 used to make the call is still used today across the country.

1934

The Nazi Party killed around 1,000 people, which became known as the “Night of Long Knives.”

1908

An unidentified object thought to be a meteoroid or comet smashed into a remote forest in Siberia and destroyed 21,528 square feet of land.

1906

The United States Congress passed the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.

1894

Tower Bridge officially opened in London.

OTD in 1894: Tower Bridge officially opened in London.

1882

Charles J. Guiteau was hung until dead for the assassination of US President James A. Garfield.

Guiteau thought that a mediocre speech he wrote for Garfield’s presidential campaign won Garfield the presidency and demanded a consulship in Europe in return. After years of rejection, he finally snapped and shot the President twice in the back.

1859

Charles Blondin became the first person to cross Niagara Falls by walking across a tightrope.

OTD in 1859: Charles Blondin became the first person to cross Niagara Falls by walking across a tightrope.

The wire was just two inches thick but 2,200 feet long. He walked the length there and back in about 23 minutes.

1834

The US government passed the Indian Trade and Intercourse Act.

The act was part of a series of acts passed to restrict native Americans, mark boundaries, and establish rules for trade between natives and settlers.

Famous Births

If you were born on this day, you actually have the same birthday as Mike Tyson. Here are some other famous people born on June 30th.

1966

Mike Tyson

American

Boxer

Mike Tyson

Age:

57 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

1985

Michael Phelps

American

Swimmer

Michael Phelps

Age:

38 years old

Born In:

Maryland, USA

1985

Cody Rhodes

American

Wrestler

Cody Rhodes

Age:

38 years old

Born In:

North Carolina, USA

1982

Lizzy Caplan

American

Actress

Lizzy Caplan

Age:

41 years old

Born In:

California, USA

Special Holidays

If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.

June 30: World Social Media Day
United States

World Social Media Day

Whether it’s a blessing or a curse, we can all agree that social media has completely changed our lives. If you’ve ever made a friend or had a meaningful conversation with a stranger through social media, then it’s definitely worth celebrating. Go on then, make a post about it already!

June 30: National Meteor Watch Day
United States

National Meteor Watch Day

We hope the weather is clear for you today, as tonight is all about gazing up at the starry night sky. Gather your friends, a picnic blanket, and some snacks, and head outside to watch for meteors – and don’t forget to make a wish if you see one!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

The British tried to invent a ship made out of wood pulp and ice during World War II. Called Project Habakkuk, it was shelved due to costs.

Birthday & Zodiac

Everyone who was born on June 30 shares the same zodiac sign, Cancer.

Cancer is the fourth zodiac sign, and the crab is its symbol. Like their astronomical spirit animal, Cancers are shielded by hard, external shells.

Alexandrite is the birthstone given to those who were born during June. Alexandrite is created through a rare occurrence of nature. It was first discovered in the 1830s near the Tokovaya River in Russia’s Ural Mountains and named after Alexander II of Russia.

Those who were born on June 30th were likely conceived the previous year on October 7th.

A baby that is conceived on this day will likely be due around March 23, 2024.

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