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    • August 30, 1363 "Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhangare pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty."

    • August 30, 1574 Guru Ram Das became the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.

    • August 30, 1590 "Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)"

    • August 30, 1645 Dutch & Indians sign peace treaty

    • August 30, 1682 "William Penn sails from England to America, where he would establish the Pennsylvania Colony."

    • August 30, 1791 The HMS Pandora sank after running aground on a reef the previous day.

    • August 30, 1799 Capture of the entire Dutch fleet by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the Second Coalition of the French Revolutionary Wars.

    • August 30, 1800 "Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia"

    • August 30, 1813 Battle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.

    • August 30, 1813 Creek War: Creek Red Sticks carried out the Fort Mims Massacre.

    • August 30, 1820 "James Wilson, Strathaven Radical, hung and beheaded at Glasgow Green for his part in the 1820 Rising. A crowd of 20,000 sympathetic to Wilson, witnessed the event. James Wilson, on his way to the scaffold, remarked to the hangman Thomas Moore - ""Did ye evir see sic a crowd, Tammas?"""

    • August 30, 1835 "Melbourne, Australia is founded."

    • August 30, 1836 The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen

    • August 30, 1843 The first black participation in national political convention (Liberty Party)

    • August 30, 1850 "Honolulu, Hawaii becomes a city"

    • August 30, 1854 John Fremont issues proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels

    • August 30, 1862 "Battle of 2nd Manassas-Pope defeated by Lee-Battle of Richmond, KY"

    • August 30, 1862 Battle of Altamont-Confederates beat Union forces in Tennessee

    • August 30, 1862 "Confederate troops defeat Union forces at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, VA."

    • August 30, 1873 Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea.

    • August 30, 1885 "13,000 meteors seen in 1 hour near Andromeda"

    • August 30, 1888 Lord Walsingham kills 1070 grouse in a single day

    • August 30, 1896 "Eight provinces in the Philippines were declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. This included the provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, Nueva Ecija as well as the nearby areas."

    • August 30, 1897 The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.

    • August 30, 1905 Baseball slugger Ty Cobb makes his major league debut.

    • August 30, 1905 Ty Cobb's first major league at bat (Detroit Tigers)

    • August 30, 1909 Burgess Shale fossils discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.

    • August 30, 1913 US Navy tests Sperry gyroscopic stabilizer (automatic pilot)

    • August 30, 1914 "Battle of Tannenberg, one of history's great military disasters, ends after the Russian Second Army under Samsonov is enveloped and crushed by the Germans, losing 30,000 men; Samsonov committed suicide."

    • August 30, 1914 Battle of Tannenberg.

    • August 30, 1916 Paul Von Hindenburg becomes chief-of-General-Staff in Germany

    • August 30, 1918 "Fanya Kaplan, an assassin, shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. This, along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror."

    • August 30, 1922 "Battle of Dumlupinar, final battle in Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922) (""Turkish War of Independence"")."

    • August 30, 1922 "Tiger Rag, still a familiar ragtime tune, is recorded by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings."

    • August 30, 1939 NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)

    • August 30, 1941 Nazi forces take the city of Mga as the siege of Leningrad begins during WWII.

    • August 30, 1941 Siege of Leningrad by Nazi troops began during WW II

    • August 30, 1942 Battle of Alam Halfa ? 9th Australian Division again in action at El Alamein

    • August 30, 1944 Soviet troops enter Bucharest Romania

    • August 30, 1945 Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.

    • August 30, 1945 Hong Kong liberated from Japan

    • August 30, 1945 "Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base."

    • August 30, 1945 The Japanese POW camp Shamshuipo in Hong Kong is liberated containin 1500 POW's including 400 Canadians

    • August 30, 1956 Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.

    • August 30, 1956 "White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas"

    • August 30, 1961 The first Negro judge of a US District Court confirmed-JB Parsons

    • August 30, 1962 "Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since the war and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war."

    • August 30, 1963 Hot Line communications link between Wash DC & Moscow went begins

    • August 30, 1963 Hotline between U.S. and Soviet leaders goes into operation.

    • August 30, 1963 The Hot Line phone linking the White House with the Kremlin was installed.

    • August 30, 1965 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball

    • August 30, 1965 Casey Stengel retires from baseball after a career spanning 40 years.

    • August 30, 1965 "Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland"

    • August 30, 1967 The US Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall as the first black US Supreme Court Justice.

    • August 30, 1967 Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

    • August 30, 1967 US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as first black justice

    • August 30, 1968 "Death of CEW Bean, founder of the Australian War Memorial and editor of the Official history of Australia in the war of 1914?18"

    • August 30, 1968 "John and Yoko Lennon's One on One concert at Madison Square Garden raises $250,000 to help mentally retarded children."

    • August 30, 1968 The first record under Apple label (Beatle's Hey Jude)

    • August 30, 1969 "120,000 attend Texas Intl Pop Festival"

    • August 30, 1969 "25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash"

    • August 30, 1969 Number one hit on UK music charts - Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525

    • August 30, 1969 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida

    • August 30, 1972 "David Barrett 1930- leads the NDP to victory over WAC Bennett's Social Credit Party, taking 39 seats in the British Columbia provincial election; upsetting 20 years of Socred rule"

    • August 30, 1973 Kenya bans the hunting of elephants and the trade in ivory.

    • August 30, 1974 A Belgrade-Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.

    • August 30, 1974 "Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153"

    • August 30, 1974 "Powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan. 8 killed, 378 injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities."

    • August 30, 1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show

    • August 30, 1976 "USS Oriskany, the last of the Essex-class attack carriers, was decommissioned at San Francisco and placed in the mothball fleet. Oriskany saw extensive action in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts."

    • August 30, 1979 "A U.S. Navy CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter of VR-24 lifted a 12-foot bronze statue of the Madonna and Child to the top of Mt. Tiberius on Capri, Italy, to replace one which had been destroyed by lightning. The statue was too large to be transported overland."

    • August 30, 1979 "The first prototype of the Navy's SH-60B Seahawk helicopter was unveiled at the Sikorsky Aircraft Division at Stratford, Connecticut"

    • August 30, 1979 The first recorded occurrence-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs)

    • August 30, 1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)

    • August 30, 1983 "Guion S. Bluford Jr, the first African-American astronaut, blasts off as a crewmember aboard the space shuttle Challenger."

    • August 30, 1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)

    • August 30, 1984 STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.

    • August 30, 1986 "In Romania a 6.9 earthquake killed 2 people, 558 injured, and about 55,000 homes damaged, leaving more than 12,500 people homeless in the Kishinev-Kagul area"

    • August 30, 1986 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report)

    • August 30, 1986 US News and World Report correspondent Nicholas Daniloff is arrested by Soviet authorities for suspicion of spying.

    • August 30, 1987 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec

    • August 30, 1987 "Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump women's record (6'10ª"")"

    • August 30, 1988 Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen

    • August 30, 1988 Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills

    • August 30, 1989 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner

    • August 30, 1990 Tatarstan declares independence from the RSFSR.

    • August 30, 1991 "Dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points"

    • August 30, 1991 France beats US by narrowest Ryder Cup margin - 14® to 13®

    • August 30, 1997 "The world learns of the Paris car crash that killed England's Princess Diana, her husband and Harrod's owner Dodi Fayed, and their driver."

    • August 30, 1999 East Timorese vote for independence in a referendum.

    • August 30, 2009 A presidential election takes place in Gabon.

    • August 30, 2009 "A suspected suicide bomber kills 14 police cadets in an attack on a training centre in Mingora, Pakistan."

    • August 30, 2009 Al Qaeda claims reponsibility for the attempted assassination on Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Nayef.

    • August 30, 2009 "At least five people are killed and 275 injured in a train crash near Yaounde, Cameroon."

    • August 30, 2009 Brazil's former Environment minister Marina Silva joins the Green Party which wants to field her as a black female candidate for the 2010 Brazilian presidential race when President Lula's two terms comes to an end.

    • August 30, 2009 Burma says 26 government troops and 8 rebels were killed during violence in the Kokang region of Shan State.

    • August 30, 2009 "Ehud Olmert is indicted on three counts of corruption, becoming the first ex-Prime Minister of Israel to face criminal charges."

    • August 30, 2009 Israeli jets bomb a building in the Gaza Strip which the military says hides a tunnel that Palestinian militants could use to infiltrate Israel.

    • August 30, 2009 Japanese voters go to the polls.

    • August 30, 2009 "The Dalai Lama begins a visit to Taiwan, amid criticism from China."

    • August 30, 2009 "The Democratic Party of Japan win 308 seats in the 480 seat House of Representatives, ending nearly 50 years of control by the Liberal Democratic Party. Opposition leader Yukio Hatoyama is expected to be confirmed as the next Prime Minister."

    • August 30, 2009 The Iranian Parliament begins debating President Mahmoud Ahmadinejads choice of Cabinet.

    • August 30, 2009 "The remains of 92 victims of a military massacre in Putis, Peru, are laid to rest 25 years later."

    • August 30, 2011 "Important Islamic date - Eid ul-Fitr: August 30, 2011"







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