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Notable Historical Events for June 30th

1906US Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act; these laws owe much to the expose journalism of the period (Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' in particular)

1977Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"

1908Boston's Cy Young's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Highlanders, 8-0

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open

1992Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher joins the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven.

1984Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years

1520Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés take gold from Aztecs

1943Gen MacArthur begins Operation Cartwheel (island-hopping)

1956Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow

1914Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa

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Notable Birthdays on June 30th

1901Willie Sutton, Brooklyn New York, American bank robber

1985Michael Phelps, Baltimore, Maryland, American swimmer (16 Olympic medals)

1975Ralf Schumacher, German race car driver (F1)

1966"Iron" Mike Tyson, NY, youngest heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90)

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Notable Weddings on June 30th

1831Soldier and Future Confederate General Robert E. Lee (24) marries Mary Curtis (22) at Arlington House, Arlington Virginia

2008Singer-actress Olivia Newton-John (59) weds natural-health businessman John Easterling (56) in Florida's Jupiter Island

1973Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark (34) weds lawyer Maureen McTeer (21)

2012Actor Alec Baldwin (54) weds Hilaria Thomas at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City

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Notable Divorces on June 30th

1992Actress Natasha Richardson (29) divorces producer Robert Fox (39) after a year of marriage

2010"Scream 4" actress Neve Campbell (37) divorces actor John Light (36) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on June 30th

1919John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 76

1520Moctezuma II, Aztec emperor (1502-20), killed either by the Spanish or stoned by his own people

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