THIS DAY IN HISTORY 30/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 30/06
JUNE 30TH

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1894 – Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid

1914 – Mahatma Gandhi’s 1st arrest, campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa

1941 – Pro-Nazi group declares Ukraine

1962 – Rwanda & Burundi become independent

1966 – Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa

1989 – Sudan suspends interim constitution following coup

1990 – East & West Germany merge their economies

2012 – Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as President of Egypt

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1966 – “Iron” Mike Tyson, NY, youngest heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90)

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1977 – Lola Odusoga, Finland, Miss Universe-3rd place (1996)

1975 – Ralf Schumacher, German race car driver (F1)

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

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1919 – John William Strutt, third Baron Rayleigh, British physicist (Nobel Prize 1904)

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1985 – James Dewar, inventor (Twinkie)

2012 – Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister, dies from Alzheimer’s disease

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