An asteroid explodes over Siberia, and New York City stops dumping sewage into the Atlantic Ocean.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 6:00 AM
June 30, 1908:
What is believed to be a huge asteroid
explodes in the lower atmosphere near Siberia's Tunguska River. The impact levels trees for dozens of miles in all directions in an explosion as powerful as 185 Hiroshima-sized nuclear weapons. The asteroid is estimated to have been 120 feet in diameter.
June 30, 1924:
Former U.S. Interior Secretary Albert Fall (at right) is indicted for bribery in the Teapot Dome
scandal. Five years later, Fall is convicted, fined $100,000 and sentenced to one year in prison for accepting no-interest loans and kickbacks in exchange for issuing no-bid oil leases to political cronies.
Photo: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
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