June is the sixth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, June was the fourth month of the year. It became the sixth month when January and February were added to the calendar. It is the month that has the most amount of daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shortest amount of daylight hours in the Southern hemisphere.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. June 30 has its own special significance in India and world history.
There are 30 days in June and it does not start or end on the same day of the week as any other month.
Another belief is that the month’s name comes from the Latin work iuniores which means “younger ones”.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on June 30. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 30 June:
- 1700: Starts Gregorian calendar in Gelderland.
- 1737: Russo-Turkish War, 1735-1739: According to Field Marshal Munich the Russian army sacked the Ottoman stronghold of Okkov and 4,000 Turks were imprisoned.
- 1755: The Philippines closes all non-Catholic Chinese restaurants.
- 1758: The Domestal War of the Seven Years War began.
- 1853: Georges-Eugène Haasmann was chosen as a priority for Sen (dept) to begin the rebirth of Paris.
- 1859: Comstock Silver Laud is discovered in Nevada.
- 1860: Historical debate about development was held at the Oxford University Museum.
- 1870: Ada became the first woman to pass her graduation exam from Capele Law College.
- 1876: Serbia declares war with Turkey.
- 1882: Charles J.Guiteu, the assassin of the US President, is hanged in Washington DC.
- 1886: Royal Holloway College for Women established by Queen Victoria in England near London.
- 1905: Albert Einstein published his article “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies” and he revealed his theory of specific relativity.
- 1914: Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, was arrested for the first time while agitating for the rights of Indians in South Africa.
- 1921: Death penalty abolished in Sweden.
- 1933: 50 thousand people demonstrated in Antwerp against fascism.
- 1934: Adolf Hitler, the German dictator, defeated opponents in his National Socialist Party.
- 1938: Superman, the children’s favorite cartoon, first appeared in the comics (DC Comics Action Series Part-1).
- 1947: After the declaration of partition of India, the members of the Boundary Commission for the partition of Bengal and Punjab were announced.
- 1960: US decides to stop importing sugar from Cuba.
- 1962: Rwanda and Burundi became independent.
- 1962: The last soldier of the French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria.
- 1984: John Turner becomes the 17th Prime Minister of Canada
- 1990: East and West Germany merge their economy.
- 1997: British rule ends in Hong Kong.
- 2000: US President Bill Clinton legalized digital signatures in the US.
- 2005: Gay marriage is legalized in Spain.
- 2005: Spain legalized gay marriage.
- 2012: Mohammed Mursi becomes President of Egypt.