1960, 30 June
Republic of Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC) gains independence from Belgium (Congo Belge) with Joseph Kasavubu as president and Patrice Lumumba as prime minister.
1983, 30 June
Colonel Muannar Kadhaffi (also written in English as: Gaddafi, Qadhafi, or Khadafy), president of Libya (officially his title since 2 March 1979 is 'Leader of the Revolution') flies to Rabat for talks with King Hassan II of Morocco (Mawlay al-Hasan II ibn Muhammad). Success ends a 14 year political rift between the two countries and leads to a period (1984-86) of strong political union between the two countries.