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Notable Historical Events for June 30th

1994Pre-trial hearings open in LA against OJ Simpson

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)

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

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open

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

1934"Night of Long Knives" - Hitler stages bloody purge of Nazi party

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

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

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

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

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

1975Ralf Schumacher, German race car driver (F1)

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

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Notable Weddings on June 30th

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)

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

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

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

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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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