30th June 1914 (Tuesday)

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


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]


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




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