GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, June 30, the 181st day of 2015 with 184 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:10 and sunset is @ 8:25. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1520 – Montezuma II was murdered as Spanish conquistadors fled the Aztec capital of Tenochtilan during the night.

1572 – Great Britain passed a Poor Law, giving assistance to the poor who were unemployed or vagrant.

1859 – A French acrobat known professionally as Émile Blondin (Jean-François Gravelet) became the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

1864 – President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant.

1870 – Ada Kepley became the first female law school graduate.

1906 – The Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act each became law.

1908 – One of the most powerful, natural explosions in recorded history occurred, in Central Siberia, devastating 70 miles in diameter.

1921 – President Warren Harding appointed former President Howard Taft to be Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

1921 – Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was incorporated.

1934 – Nazi leader Adolf Hitler ordered a purge (“Night of the Long Knives”) of his own political party, assassinating hundreds of Nazis whom he believed had the potential to become political enemies in the future.

1936 – “Gone With the Wind” was published.

1952 – “Guiding Light” premiered as a television soap opera.

1966 – The National Organization for Women was founded in Washington, D.C.

1971 – Three Soviet cosmonauts who served as the first crew of the world’s first space station died when their spacecraft depressurized during reentry.

1982 – The Equal Rights Amendment (passed by Congress in 1972), prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, failed to secure ratification by a sufficient number of states to ensure its inclusion in the Constitution of the United States of America.

2002 – Brazil wins its fifth FIFA World Cup title.

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