30 June It Happened Today

1520  Aztec king Montezuma II is killed by Spaniard Hernando Cortez.

1859  Charles Blondin crosses Niagra Falls on a tightrope.

1894  London’s Tower Bridge is officially opened.

1919  Death of British physicist Lord Rayleigh.

1966  Birth of American boxer Mike Tyson.

1974  Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects while on tour in Canada.

1997  Britain officially hands Hong Kong back to China as the 99 year lease comes to an end.

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