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June 30: This Day That Year

June 30

- 1882 - Charles J. Guiteau, hanged at 40. Charge: Assassin of US President James A. Garfield.

- 1910 - Finland absorbed by Russia.

- 1925 - Charles Jenkins gets U.S. patent for Transmitting Pictures over Wireless (early television).

- 1934 - Adolf Hitler organizes a purge of the Nazi party. Executed around 200 officials. aka "Night of Long Knives".

- 1936 - USA: 40 hour work week law approved for US federal employees.

- 1938 - 1st appearance of Superman in DC Comics.

- 1953 - Chevrolet manufactures its first Corvette.- 1984 - Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as PM of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years

- 1985 - Birthday: Michael Phelps, American athlete born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

- 2005 - Spain: Same-sex marriage legalized.

- 2012 - Egypt: Mohamed Morsi becomes President.

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