30th June 1914 (Tuesday)

BORN TODAY: in Chaves, Portugal – Francisco da Costa Gomes, 15th President of the Portuguese Republic, 1974-1976.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_da_Costa_Gomes

World Affairs: The Austrian foreign minister informs Germany that the Serbia government is responsible for the assassination of the Archduke Franz-Ferdinand. [Almanac of World War 1]

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Almanac-World-War-David-Burg-ebook/dp/B0078XFMK0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402765250&sr=8-1&keywords=almanac+of+world+war+1

Accidents: In Manitoba, the bridge spanning the Winnipeg River collapses, plunging a train into the river and killing engineer George Wrighton.

http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/pageant/22/bridgethatwas.shtml

 

 

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