This Day for You - June 30
International Asteroid Day
The United Nations General Assembly, in 2016 adopted a resolution, declaring 30 June International Asteroid Day. The General Assembly’s decision was made based on a proposal by the Association of Space Explorers.
✔ Aim of the observance: The day is observed each year to commemorate the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia, Russian Federation, on 30 June 1908, and to raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard.
✔ But what happened? At around 7am in the morning, it was just like any other day until an explosion - as strong as 1000 times of the atomic explosion of Hiroshima - occurred due to an asteroid burst at an altitude of 5–10 km (15,000–30,000 feet), which flattened some 2,000 square km.
International Asteroid Day aims to raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard and to inform the public about the crisis communication actions to be taken at the global level in case of a credible near-Earth object threat.
International Day of Parliamentarism
The United Nations General Assembly, recognized the role of parliaments in national plans and strategies and in ensuring greater transparency and accountability at national and global levels.
June 30 is designated to celebrate the International Day of Parliamentarism.
In 1889, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) — the global organization of parliaments — was established.
✔ Aim of the observance: This day celebrates parliaments and the ways in which parliamentary systems of government improve the day-to-day lives of people the world over.
The World celebrates
Independence Day (Democratic Republic of the Congo):
Congo gained independence from Belgium on 30 June 1960 under the name Republic of the Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo shall not be confused with its neighbouring Republic of the Congo.
Philippine–Spanish Friendship Day: This day is observed to celebrate the strong links between the Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Spain every June 30.
Israel, Navy Day: This day is celebrated to commemorate the capturing of the Port of Haifa by Israel in 1948 during the Israeli War of Independence.
This Day in History
1865: 8 alleged conspirators in assassination of Lincoln are found guilty.
1894: London's Tower Bridge opens.
1896: W. S. Hadaway gets a patent for an electric stove.
1914: Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa
1934: "Night of Long Knives" - Adolf Hitler stages a bloody purge of the Nazi party.
1936:Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published
1937: The world's first emergency call telephone service is launched in London using the number 999.
1938: Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1
1944 :Universal strike against Nazi terror in Copenhagen
1953: 1st Chevrolet Corvette was manufactured
1961: NASA Explorer Micrometeoroid research mission fails to reach Earth orbit
1964: Last UN troops leave Congo
1975: University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance.
1975: Muhammad Ali retains his world heavyweight boxing crown by beating Englishman Joe Bugner by unanimous points decision in a re-match in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1992: 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)
2016: The Ikea Museum opens the very first Ikea store in Älmhult, Sweden.
2019: President Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea in the Korean Demilitarized Zone meeting Kim Jong Un
1966: Michael Gerard Tyson, an American former professional boxer who reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990 and was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles, as well as the only heavyweight to successively unify them.
1985: Michael Fred Phelps II is an American former competitive swimmer and the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals, Olympic gold medals in individual events, and Olympic medals in individual events.