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Calendar for June 30th, 2014

Born 1470: Charles VIII of France (King of France)

Born 1768: Elizabeth Kortright Monroe (U.S. First Lady)

1805: Michigan Territory was established

1854: The Gadsden Purchase Treaty, signed on this day, transferred territory to the United States making southern Arizona and New Mexico part of the nation

1859: Jean Francois Gravelet, a Frenchman known professionally as Emile or Charles Blondin, became the first to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope

1906: The Meat Inspection Act became law

1908: Tunguska fireball in sky, Russia

Born 1917: Lena Horne (singer)

Born 1934: Harry Blackstone Jr. (magician)

1936: Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind was published

Born 1943: Florence Ballard (singer)

1950: New York Yankee Joe Dimaggio and Boston Red Sox Dom Dimaggio hit home runs in the same game. It was the first time brothers had hit home runs in the same game in the majors in 15 years.

1953: General Motors unveiled the Corvette, the first sports car with a fiberglass body

Born 1955: David Alan Grier (actor)

Born 1959: Vincent D'Onofrio (actor)

1971: The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, lowering the voting age to 18, ratified as Ohio became the 38th state to approve it

Born 1971: Monica Potter (actress)

1973: George Harrison's "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" topped the charts

1974: The famous July 4th scene from the Steven Spielberg movie Jaws was filmed at Martha's Vineyard

Born 1982: Lizzy Caplan (actress)

Born 1984: Fantasia Barrino (singer)

Born 1985: Michael Phelps (swimmer, Olympic gold medalist)

1987: Canada’s loonie coin in circulation

Died 1993: George "Spanky" McFarland (actor)

1994: Tonya Harding was banned from the U. S. Figure Skating Association for life

Died 2003: Buddy Hackett (actor & comedian)

Died 2003: Robert McCloskey (author and illustrator of the children's classics Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal)

2004: The international space station's two astronauts hustled through a risky spacewalk and successfully replaced a bad circuit breaker

2010: Chester Arthur Reed, the oldest U.S. postal worker, retired at the age of 95. He accrued 3,856 hours of sick leave due to not missing a shift in 37 years.

2012: A leap second was added to the world's atomic clocks to keep up with the slowing rotation of the earth

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