This Day In History
June 30
Year Month Start Date Event
1842 June 30 Born - June 30 - William Smithe, politician and 6th Premier of British Columbia (died 1887)
1864 June 30 June 30 - Macdonald-Cartier "Great Coalition" government formed.
1875 June 30 June 30 - The Land Purchase Act comes into effect in Prince Edward Island in order to address the "land question", one of the issues that had prompted the colony to join Confederation
1883 June 30 Died - June 30 - Albert James Smith, politician and Minister (b.1822)
1886 June 30 June 30 - Prince Edward Island general election, 1886: William Wilfred Sullivan Conservatives win a fifth consecutive majority.
1903 June 30 Born - June 30 - Donald Ferguson Brown, politician, barrister and lawyer
1912 June 30 On June 30, a tornado known as the Regina Cyclone hit the community, levelling much of the young city's business district, killing 28 people and injuring hundreds, making it Canada's deadliest tornado.
1912 June 30 June 30 - A tornado (the "Regina Cyclone") kills 28.
1931 June 30 Born - June 30 - Joyce Wieland, experimental filmmaker and mixed media artist (d.1998
1967 June 30 Born - June 30 Gareth Rees, rugby union player
1971 June 30 June 30 - Allan Blakeney becomes premier of Saskatchewan, replacing Ross Thatcher
1976 June 30 June 30 - Parliament votes to abolish the death penalty.
1984 June 30 June 30 - John Turner becomes Canada's seventeenth prime minister replacing the retiring Pierre Trudeau.
1987 June 30 June 30 - Canada introduces a $1 coin, commonly called loonie; the dollar bill is withdrawn in 1989.
1999 June 30 June 30 - A British Columbia court strikes down Canada's child pornography laws
2003 June 30 June 30 - Canada's first space telecope is launched.
2011 June 30 June 30 July 7 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge tour Canada