It happened one 30 June

1934 : Night of the Long Knives

On June 30, 1934 on Hitler's orders, all his potential opponents in his party were murdered in what was called the Night of the Long Knives.

1967 : Soyuz 11 explodes at its re-entry

On June 30, 1967, the spacecraft Soyuz 11 exploded, with its three astronauts on board, during re-entry into Earth's atmosphere, after spending 23 days in space.

1997 : Publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

June 30, 1997, was released the first volume of Harry Potter: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, written by a young and unknown English novelist : J. K. Rowling. The series tells the adventures of a young wizard with an exceptional destiny and his friends, students in a school of wizards at Hogwarts.
The series had 400 million copies sold.

2008 : Gay Pride in New Delhi

On June 30, 2008, a Gay Pride parade is hosted for the first time in New Delhi, demanding an end to discrimination against homosexuals in a country where homosexuality was illegal (it will be decriminalized in 2009).

2009 : Plane crash in Comoros

On June 30, 2009, Yemenia flight 626, coming from Paris and Marseille, crashed in the sea while approaching the airport of Moroni in the Comoros. Among the 153 passengers and crew members, only a 12 year old girl survived.

Latest news : 30 June

Independence Day in the Democratic Republic of Congo
June 30 is Independence Day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which celebrates the independence gained in 1960 against Belgium.

Quote of the day : 30 June

J. K. Rowling
Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.

Birthdays : 30 June

Paul Barras, French politician (1755)
Georges Duhamel, French writer (1884)
Czesław Miłosz, Polish poet, Nobel Prize in Literature (1911)
Susan Hayward, American actress (1917)
Paul Berg, American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1926)
Lea Massari, Italian actress (1933)
José Emilio Pacheco, Mexican poet (1939)
Robert Ballard, American oceanographer (1942)
Hal Lindes, English-american musician (Dire Straits) (1953)
Serzh Sargsyan, 3rd President of Armenia (1954)
Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor (1959)
Gary Pallister, English footballer (1965)
Mike Tyson, American boxer (1966)
James Martin , English cook (1972)
Ralf Schumacher, Formula One racing driver (1975)
Sylvain Chavanel, French cyclist (1979)
Rade Prica, Swedish footballer (1980)
Cheryl Cole, English singer (1983)
Fantasia Barrino, American singer (1984)
Michael Phelps, American swimmer (1985)

They left us one 30 June

Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist (1857)
Kurt von Schleicher, Chancellor of Germany (1934)
José Vasconcelos, Mexican writer and politician (1959)
Georgy Beregovoy, Soviet cosmonaut (1995)
Chet Atkins, American guitarist (2001)
Pina Bausch, German modern dance choreographer (2009)

Tip of the Day : 30 June

Avoid mosquito bites

To avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, some protections are needed.
You can wear long clothing, avoiding dark colors, when you go to an infested area. If you install a mosquito net around your bed, it will help you to have good nights.
It is also better to avoid standing water on your balcony or garden.
At dusk, avoid switching on the lights inside when the doors and windows are open.
You can try to repel mosquitoes by applying products they dislike on your body.
For example, you can apply a cream containing lemon, yarrow tea, pure vanilla, lavender and garlic.
Eating garlic is also good to avoid serving meals to the little beasts.
Once applied all that, the mosquitoes would no longer approach.
They will perhaps not be the only ones.

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