Saturday, June 30, 2012

TODAY IN HISTORY

JUNE 30

 1985:Actor Yul Brynner plays the king of Siam for the 4,625th time in The King and I, which closes at the Broadway Theatre after 34 years, off and on, of performances.

1966: Betty Friedan and Pauli Murray are among the founders of the National Organization for Women, established on this day at the Third National Conference of the Commission on the Status of Women in Washington, D.C.

1997: J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom. Since then the seven novels about Harry and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardryhave sold more than 450 million copies worldwide.

1864:Yosemite Valley is granted to California for "public use, resort and recreation"

1972:1 leap second added to UTC.
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