June 30 in History
1859June 30, 1859:
Tightrope walker and acrobat, Blondin makes his way across the Niagara Falls on a 49-metre high and 335-metre long tightrope.
1893June 30, 1893:
The largest uncut diamond to be found as of this year, the Excelsior diamond, is discovered at the Jagersfontein, Orange Free State mine called De Beer.
1934June 30, 1934:
Adolf Hitler orders the killing of various leaders of his party. The day of the killing later becomes known as Night of the Long Knives.
1936June 30, 1936:
The popular novel, “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell is published.
1938June 30, 1938:
Superman is first seen in Action Comic issue #1 by DC Comics.
1955June 30, 1955:
“The Johnny Carson Show” makes its debut on CBS.
1960June 30, 1960:
Zaire (later to be known as the Democratic Republic of Congo) is declared independent of Belgian colonial rule.
1989June 30, 1989:
“Do the Right Thing”, a film written and directed by Spike Lee is released in theatres.
1992June 30, 1992:
The Boyz II Men single, “End of the Road” is released.
2002June 30, 2002:
Ronaldo leads Brazil to win its 5th FIFA World Cup tournament by scoring 2 goals against Germany.