25 fun facts for June, 30

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 30th is full of significant and interesting events, from the publication of "Gone with the Wind" in 1936 to the first time Charles Blondin crossed the Niagara Falls on a tightrope in 1859. The day also brings various national and international celebrations, such as International Asteroid Day, National Meteor Watch Day, and Social Media Day.
25 Fun facts
  1. In 1936, Margaret Mitchell's seminal novel, "Gone with the Wind," was published on this day. The book went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and later became a hugely successful film.
  2. June 30th is recognized as International Asteroid Day to raise awareness about the potential hazards of asteroids and encourage efforts to protect our planet from deadly impacts. The date commemorates the 1908 Tunguska event in Russia, the Earth's largest asteroid impact in recorded history.
  3. On June 30, 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. The Corvette has since become a classic American sports car and an iconic symbol of American automobile manufacturing.
  4. In 1859, French acrobat Charles Blondin successfully crossed the Niagara Falls on a tightrope for the first time on this day, making the 1,100-foot journey in 23 minutes and instantly becoming a worldwide sensation.
  5. June 30th is National Meteor Watch Day in the United States. This day encourages everyone to watch the skies and search for meteors, also known as shooting stars, which are celestial events that have fascinated mankind for centuries.
  6. On this day in 1908, the Tunguska event occurred. An asteroid impact in Siberia released energy equivalent to 185 Hiroshima bombs, leveling 2,000 square kilometers of forest and depleting around 80 million trees. The event is the Earth's largest asteroid impact in recorded history.
  7. June 30th marks National OOTD Day (Outfit of the Day) in the United States. It is a day to celebrate personal style and individuality by showcasing one's outfit choice for the day through selfies and social media platforms.
  8. On June 30, 1990, East Germany and West Germany merged their economies, a turning point in the German reunification process. The event set the stage for political unity in October of 1990, ultimately leading to a united Germany becoming a significant global power.
  9. The famous World War II cartoon character Private Snafu premiered in 1943 in a short film called "Coming!! Snafu." The character, created by renowned director Frank Capra, was used as an educational tool to teach American soldiers important lessons in a humorous and relatable way.
  10. June 30th is National Handshake Day in the United States. This day encourages people to celebrate the world's most enduring gesture of friendship, peace, and agreement by making it a point to share a handshake with others.
  11. Canadian singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes was born on June 30, 1998. He gained fame through social media platforms Vine and YouTube, eventually achieving international stardom with his music.
  12. On June 30, 1997, Mike Tyson notoriously bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield's ear during their heavyweight boxing championship rematch. Tyson was disqualified from the match and temporarily suspended from boxing.
  13. June 30th is Social Media Day, a day to acknowledge the impact social media has had on how we communicate, network, and access information. The day was first recognized by the digital media company Mashable in 2010.
  14. On June 30, 2000, scientists from the Human Genome Project announced that they had completed a rough draft of the human genetic code. This groundbreaking research has led to significant advancements in the understanding of human genetics and disease prevention.
  15. June 30th marks National Creativity Day, a day to celebrate and encourage creativity in all its forms. This day is meant to inspire individuals to explore their artistic passions and to appreciate the creative works of artists, musicians, and writers.
  16. In 1894, London's Tower Bridge was officially opened on June 30th by the Prince and Princess of Wales. The iconic bridge has since become a symbol of London and a popular tourist destination.
  17. June 30th is recognized as the International Day of Parliamentarism. This day celebrates parliaments and their role in promoting peace, democracy, and sustainable development. The date marks the founding of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in 1889.
  18. On June 30, 1860, the first ever debate on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection occurred at the British Association meeting in Oxford. The debate sparked significant controversy and further solidified the importance of Darwin's work in scientific history.
  19. June 30th is National Mai Tai Day in the United States. This day celebrates the famous tropical cocktail that is a blend of dark and light rum, fruit juices, and a splash of grenadine, making it the perfect summertime drink to enjoy on this day.
  20. On June 30, 1971, Soviet cosmonauts Georgi Dobrovolsky, Viktor Patsayev, and Vladislav Volkov tragically died during reentry of their Soyuz 11 spacecraft due to a cabin depressurization. Their deaths marked the only fatalities to occur in space, outside of Earth's atmosphere.
  21. In India, June 30th is Celibacy Day, or "Brahmacharya Diwas." The day is observed by spiritual communities to signify the importance of celibacy as an essential element of spiritual practice and personal development.
  22. On June 30, 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded in the United States. NOW has been instrumental in fighting for women's rights and gender equality throughout its history.
  23. June 30th is observed as the Philippines-Spanish Friendship Day to commemorate the strong historical and cultural ties between the Philippines and Spain. The day is celebrated through various activities, including cultural presentations, art exhibits, and academic conferences.
  24. On June 30, 1934, Adolf Hitler began the "Night of the Long Knives," a purge of Nazi Party members whom he deemed disloyal. The event solidified Hitler's power within the party and paved the way for his total control over Germany.
  25. June 30th is Belize National Agricultural & Trade Show Day. The show is held each year to promote Belize's agricultural industry and showcase the country's livestock, produce, and crafts.