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5 Fun Facts About June 30 In New York History

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1. On June 30, 1953, the first Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. The sports car would go on to become an iconic symbol of American automotive design and engineering.

2. In 1953, the Federal Communications Commission approved the first color television standard for commercial use. This paved the way for the widespread adoption of color TV and revolutionized the way Americans watched television.

3. On June 30, 1964, the New York World's Fair closed after attracting over 51 million visitors. The fair showcased the latest in science, technology, and culture and featured iconic structures like the Unisphere and the New York State Pavilion.

4. In 1971, the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. This followed a wave of protests and activism by young people during the Vietnam War.

5. On June 30, 2011, New York State legalized same-sex marriage, becoming the sixth state in the United States to do so. The landmark decision marked a major victory for LGBTQ+ rights and paved the way for similar legislation in other states.
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