TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS SPOTLIGHT -

June 30, 1953

The first Chevro­let Corvette, with its in­no­va­tive fiber­glass body, was built at a Gen­eral Mo­tors as­sem­bly fa­cil­ity in Flint, Michi­gan.

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1859

French ac­ro­bat Charles Blondin walked back and forth on a tightrope above the gorge of Ni­a­gara Falls as thou­sands of spec­ta­tors watched.

1865

Eight peo­ple, in­clud­ing Mary Sur­ratt and Dr. Sa­muel Mudd, were con­victed by a mil­i­tary com­mis­sion of con­spir­ing with John Wilkes Booth, the as­sas­sin of Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln.

1908

The Tun­guska Event took place in Rus­sia as an as­ter­oid ex­ploded above Siberia, leav­ing 800 square miles of scorched or blown-down trees.

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