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June 30: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 30

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 184 days left of this year.

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

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 facts about June 30th in history!

What Happened On June 30 In History?

2019

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

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.
1967

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

Source NASA
1953

The first Chevrolet Corvette was manufactured in the US.

Source Wired
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 up to 1,000 people on this day, which became known as “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.

Source BBC
1894

Tower Bridge officially opened in London.

OTD in 1894: Tower Bridge officially opened in London.
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.

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