What happened This day in History on June 30th

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June 30th What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History
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1900, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1969, 1971, 1976, 1985, 1994, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, Born This Day,

1953 U.S.A. The Corvette 30th June 1953 : The first all-fiberglass-bodied American sports car, the Corvette was produced on this day and with it's sleek lines is among the best car design ever produced by the American Car Industry.

1900 U.S.A. New Jersey Ships Fire Jun. 30th 1900 : A major fire broke out on a Pier in New Jersey ( Pier 3 in Hoboken ) engulfing 4 German ships that were docked and spreading to over 27 ships before the fire was bought under control .

1931 U.S.A. Al Capone Jun. 30th 1931 : Al Capone's attorney has asked for and been granted a one month period for Al Capone to put his business affairs in order and spend time with his family prior to sentencing for tax evasion and jail time.

1934 Germany Party Purge Jun. 30th 1934 : Adolf Hitler orders a purge of his own political party, assassinating hundreds of Nazis whom he believed had the potential to become political enemies in the future later known as the Night of the Long Knives.

1936 U.S.A. Gone With The Wind 30th June 1936 : The book Gone with the Wind is Published. In 1939 Gone With The Wind was made into the Oscar Winning Film .

1937 Germany Hitler Tells American Businessmen No War Jun. 30th 1937 : Adolf Hitler meets a number of American Businessmen in Berlin and tells them there will be no war Germany can not afford a war and does not a war, most believe his sincere style.

1937 Great Britain 999 Jun. 30th 1937 : 999 emergency service is started in London When 999 was dialed, a buzzer sounded and a red light flashed in the exchange to attract an operator's attention.

1950 U.S.A. Korea War Jun. 30th 1950 : President Harry S. Truman orders U.S. armed forces to assist in defending South Korea from invading North Korean armies.

1950 Korea Russia Blames South Korea 30th June 1950 : America has asked the Russians to act as peace mediators in Korea but Russia has stated that the blame lies with South Korea for an unprovoked attack on North Korea

1954 Total Eclipse Of The Sun Jun. 30th 1954 : The total eclipse of the sun is seen around the world in Europe, United States, and Asia including Pakistan and India. The longest duration of total eclipse was two minutes 35 seconds. Solar eclipses are normally only seen by a small specific area of the world so this was unusual as it was seen from so many continents.

1969 Biafra 3 Million Starving Jun. 30th 1969 : Food aid and medical supplies from the International Committee of the Red Cross to war torn Biafra been banned by Nigeria. It is estimated as many as three million people who are going to starve to death in the next few weeks unless something is done. Two weeks later due to International Pressure Nigerian leader, General Gowon, allowed the Red Cross to airlift urgent medical supplies and food to Biafra.

1971 Space Soyuz 11 Jun. 30th 1971 : Three Soviet cosmonauts who had spent 23 days orbiting the earth began reentry procedures and when they fired the explosive bolts to separate the Soyuz 11 , a critical valve was jerked open and the capsule was suddenly exposed to the nearly pressure less environment of space seconds later, the cosmonauts were dead.

1976 U.S.A. Artificial Heart Use Predicted 30th June 1976 : During the 125th Annual Convention of American Medical Association a pioneer in Cardo Vascular has predicted that by the turn of the century we will be able to use an artificial heart for heart attack victims.

1985 Lebanon Hostages Released Jun. 30th 1985 : Thirty Nine American hostages being held captive by the Shia Muslim Amal militia in Lebanon are released, their freedom was secured after intervention by the Syrian President Hafiz al-Assad.

1994 U.S.A. Tonya Harding Jun. 30th 1994 : The U.S. Figure Skating Association ( USFSA ) stripped Tonya Harding of her her 1994 national Figure Skating championship title and banned her from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan. The investigation by the USFSA decided Harding knew about the attack before it happened and displayed "a clear disregard for fairness, good sportsmanship and ethical behavior".

1997 Hong Kong British Flag Lowered For Last Time Jun. 30th 1997 : The Colonial flag of Hong Kong is lowered for the last time prior to hand over to China tomorrow on July 1st 1997.

1997 UK "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" 30th June 1997 : JK Rowling's first Harry Potter book UK "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" released in the UK. the book is not released in the US until September 1998 as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". The book has now had over 120 million copies sold ( 2008 ).

2007 UK Terrorist Attack Glasgow Airport Jun. 30th 2007 : A green Jeep Cherokee filled with gas cylinders and fuel is crashed through the check in entrance at Glasgow Airport in Scotland where it burst into flames . The unusual and worrying part of the attack was that the terrorists were working as doctors in the British Health Service

2007 U.S.A. House Price Drops Jun. 30th 2007 : Reports published show overall house prices have dropped in the US by 3.2%

India 2008 India Pride March in Delhi Jun. 30th, 2008 : Hundreds of gay rights supporters gathered in the Indian capital of Delhi, marking the first time the city has hosted a pride parade in a country where homosexuality is illegal. The marchers demanded an end to discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender people in what was India's largest display of gay pride in its history.

Iraq 2009 Iraq Car Bomb Kills Many in Iraqi Market 30th June, 2009 : At least twenty-seven people were killed in an explosion after a car bomb was set off in a busy market in Kirkuk, Iraq. The attack came after a major troop withdrawal by the United States who had decided to end their six year occupation of the country with the aim of all US troops to leave Iraq by 2011.

Mexico 2010 Mexico Earthquake Hits Mexico Jun. 30th, 2010 : An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 hit the southern state of Oaxaca in Mexico. The earthquake struck while many in the area were asleep however there were no reports of major damage or injuries.

Greece 2011 Greece Greece Passes Austerity Vote Jun. 30th, 2011 : Members of the Greek parliament passed a key second vote on austerity measures, helping to secure further financial aid for the crisis-ridden country. The vote passed despite several violent strikes and protests against the measures to raise taxes and implement public sector pay cuts across the country. The European Union welcomed the news, which would help prevent Greece from defaulting on its debt and which could have caused many more economic problems for the rest of the Europe.

Mali 2012 Mali Islamists Damage Timbuktu Shrines
Jun. 30th, 2012 : Ansar Dine Islamists have damaged shrines of Muslim saints in the city of Timbuktu. Islamists think of the shrines as idolatrous and are said to have damaged the mausoleum of Sidi Mahmoud, one of sixteen shrines in the city.