Today in History: June 30th

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Some of the historical events that took place on June 30th, that made headlines in the last five years:

2014 The U.S. Supreme Court agrees with a lower court ruling that Google’s Street View data collection violated anti-wiretapping laws by capturing personal data from wi-fi networks

2014 Toyota is seeking to sell fuel-cell vehicles in the U.S. but must receive an exemption from certain safety requirements to do so; Toyota states that its car meets safety requirements through a different mechanism than that specified in the rules

2013 In Camp Nou, located in Barcelona, Catalonia, over 90,000 people attend the ‘Concert per la llibertat’ (Concert for freedom) for the independence of Catalonia

2013 By winning the U.S. Open golf tournament, Korean Inbee Park, becomes the fourth woman to win three major championships in a season

2012 BMP7 (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 7), a potential therapeutic utility for recurrent metastatic disease, is announced as the Molecule of the Year 2011

2012 Vano Merabishvili is appointed as the new Prime Minister of Georgia by the country’s President, Mikheil Saakashvili

2011 Investigations by the ECDC and the European Food Safety Authority implicate fenugreek seeds imported from Egypt in the deadly E. coli outbreaks

2011 Tropical Storm Arlene, the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season’s first tropical storm, lands near Cabo Rojo and brings heavy rain to Mexico and southern Texas

2010 The 15th President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III, is sworn in, as is the 15th Vice President of the Philippines, Jejomar Binay

Source: brainyhistory.com

Compiled by: SELLWANE KHAKHAU