June 30th-This Day In History


June 30 is the 181st day of the year. There are 184 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56). It is the last day of the first half of the year.

+ 1937 – The world's first emergency telephone number, 999, is introduced in London.

+ 1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.

+ 1956 – A TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collide above the Grand Canyon in Arizona and crash, killing all 128 on board both airliners.

+ 1985 – Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.

( Births )


+ 1919 – Ed Yost, American inventor of the modern hot air balloon (d. 2007)

+ 1966 – Mike Tyson, American boxer and actor

+ 1985 – Michael Phelps, American swimmer

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