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Notable Historical Events for June 30th

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

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

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)

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1992South African ANC President Nelson Mandela meets with UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at Dakar

199137th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon

1559King Henry II of France is seriously injured in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery.

1994Pre-trial hearings open in LA against OJ Simpson

1950US Gen MacArthur visits front in South Korea/asks for US troops

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 30th

1901Willie Sutton, Brooklyn New York, American bank robber

1975Ralf Schumacher, German race car driver (F1)

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

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

2006American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces 98 Degrees boy band singer Nick Lachey (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

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

June 30th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on June 30th

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

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

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