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Notable Historical Events for June 30th

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

192933rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY

199137th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon

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

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

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)

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

1936Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1995Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits

June 30th Historical Events
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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

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

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

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

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

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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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