Today is Tuesday, June 30th. It’s National Mai Tai Day, International Asteroid Day, Social Media Day, National Water Gun Fight Day, and Meteor Watch Day
There are 4 days until the 4th of July
There are 69 days until Labor Day
Today is the day that…
— in 1906, Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act
— in 1936, Margaret Mitchell’s classic novel, “Gone With The Wind” was published
— in 1952, the legendary soap opera The Guiding Light debuted
— in 1953, the first Corvette rolled off of Chevy’s assembly line and was sold for $3,250
— in 1971, The 26th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified giving everyone over the age of 18 the right to vote
— in 1973, George Harrison’s “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)” dislodges Paul McCartney and Wings’ “My Love” from the #1 spot on the US singles charts.
— in 1975, Cher married Gregg Allman. The marriage lasted nine days
— also in 1975, The Jackson 5 announce they will be leaving Motown Records for Epic Records and changing their name to The Jacksons because Motown owns The Jackson 5 name
— in 1977, Marvel Comics publishes a KISS “Marvel Comics Super Special!”, with samples of the band’s blood mixed into the red ink
— in 1982, The federal Equal Rights Amendment falls three states short for ratification
— in 1984, Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark” reaches its chart peak of #2 on the Hot 100. The Boss never does reach #1.
— in 1986, Hugh Hefner closed Playboy clubs in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles
— in 1992, The soundtrack for Cameron Crowe’s Singles is released. Featuring songs from Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Mother Love Bone, and many others, it’s instrumental in launching the ’90s grunge revolution.
— in 1993, former Little Rascals/Our Gang star George “Spanky” McFarland died
— in 1994, the U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of her 1994 national title and banned her for life for her attack on Nancy Kerrigan
— also in 1994, Pre-trial hearings open in Los Angeles against O.J. Simpson in the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman
— in 1995, Garth Brooks was given a star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame
— in 2000, During a Pearl Jam concert at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, nine people are crushed to death as the crowd rushes the stage. Pearl Jam stops the show and asks people to back up, but it is too late.
— in 2001, doctors implanted a dual-purpose pacemaker in Vice President Dick Cheney’s chest
— in 2004, “Spider-Man 2” is released, starring Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst
— in 2009, U2 launch their 360 tour with a show in Barcelona. 109 shows later, the tour finishes with $735 million in earnings, blowing away the $558 million record set by The Rolling Stones on their 2005-2007 A Bigger Bang tour.
— in 2012, Queen launch their first tour with American Idol alumnus Adam Lambert on lead vocals. The band had previously toured with Paul Rodgers.
— in 2015, Apple launches a new streaming service, Apple Music
— and in 2019, President Donald Trump becomes the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea, entering into the Korean Demilitarized Zone for a meeting with Kim Jong-un
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