Jun 30, 2018
June 30. In 1859, Charles Blondin became the first person to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. In 1908, a meteor explosion in Siberia struck people unconscious 40 miles away. In 1934, during "The Night of the Long Knives," Hitler violently purged Germany of his political rivals. In 1935, Fascists caused an uproar at the League of Nations when Haile Selassie spoke. In 1950, President Truman ordered US troops into Korea. In 1953, the first Corvette rolled off the Chevy assembly line in Flint. It sold for $3,250. In 1966, NOW (National Organization of Women) was founded. In 1971, the US Supreme Court ruled the government could not prevent the Washington Post or the New York Times from publishing the Pentagon Papers. In 1974, Mikhail Baryshnikov defected in Toronto. In 1994, Tonya Harding was stripped of her championship and banned from the US Figure Skating Association for life. Happy Birthday, Eleanor Ross Taylor, Shirley Fry Irvin, Lena Horne, Joan Murrell Owens, Vincent D'Onofrio. Mission: Purge the zombie, I mean, GOP infestation. Cause an uproar against fascists.