BONSERNEWS.com – What happened on June 30? Here are seven important events that occurred on June 30 that were recorded that later became part of world history:
1. June 30, 1520
Meeting at Campo de’ Fiori between Pope Leo X and King of France Francis I. This meeting was held in an effort to improve relations between the Catholic Church and the Kingdom of France.
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2. June 30, 1859
Charles Blondin, a wire rope explorer from France, managed to cross Niagara Falls by walking on the wire rope as far as 335 meters. This became one of the most famous accomplishments in the history of wire rope acrobatics.
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3. June 30, 1908
Establishment of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The IAAF is the world athletics governing body which oversees and regulates international athletics competitions.
4. June 30, 1934
Adolf Hitler conducted the “Night of the Long Knives” (Night of the Long Knives) in Germany. In this action, Hitler and the Nazis eliminated political rivals and leaders of the SA (Sturmabteilung) who were considered a threat to the Nazi regime.
5. June 30, 1953
The first show of JM Barrie’s “Peter Pan” was held in London, England. This play became one of the most famous and beloved works in children’s literature.
6. June 30, 1997