Video: Equal Rights Amendment - All Women Are Beautiful
(Wednesday, June 30, 1982, 11:59:59 p.m. EDT) — The drive to ratify the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment, a goal of feminists since it was first introduced in Congress 59 years ago, failed tonight, still three legislatures short of the 38 that would have made it the 27th Amendment to the Constitution.
(Sunday, June 30, 1912, 4:50 p.m. CST) — Canada’s deadliest tornado on record occurred today as a late-afternoon cyclone struck Regina, the provincial capital of Saskatchewan, killing 28 people and destroying or damaging 500 buildings.
(Monday, June 30, 1952, 2:30 p.m. EST) — Meta laments to her sister Trudy that she has left her husband Joe and her step-daughter Kathy hates her on today’s CBS television debut of The Guiding Light, a popular radio program for 15 years now. The soap opera is credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running drama in television history, running 57 years until 2009.
(Thursday, June 29, 1972) — The Supreme Court, in Furman v. Georgia, ruled 5-4 today that capital punishment, as now administered, is unconstitutional “cruel and unusual” punishment. The case led to a de facto moratorium on the death penalty throughout the United States for four years.
Video: 'The Madness From Within - The Irish Civil War Part 2' (June 28, 1922, at 9:35)
(Wednesday, June 28, 1922) — The Irish Civil War began today with the Battle of Dublin between rival nationalists over the Anglo-Irish Treaty establishing the Irish Free State. The conflict lasted nearly a year, resulting in defeat for anti-treaty forces.