June 30 – On This Day In History

30 June

What happened today in history?

  • 1859 – Charles Blondin walks a tightrope across Niagara Falls.
  • 1960 – Congo gains its independence from Belgium.
  • 1990 – The economies of East Germany and West Germany become one.
  • 1997 – Sovereignty over Hong Kong passes from the UK to China.

 

Who was born today?

  • 1919 – Ed Yost – American inventor of the hot air balloon.
  • 1966 – Mike Tyson – American heavyweight boxer.
  • 1983 – Cheryl Cole – English singer (member of Girls Aloud)
  • 1985 – Michael Phelps – American swimmer.

 

Who died today?

  • 1973 – Nancy Mitford – English novelist.

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