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Notable Historical Events for June 30th

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

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

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"

1930Don Bradman scores 254 for Australia at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours

199137th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon

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

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

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

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

June 30th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 30th

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)

1901Willie Sutton, Brooklyn New York, American bank robber

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Notable Weddings on June 30th

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

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

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

June 30th Weddings
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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

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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