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Events and People Who Made History on August 30

3rd Century

257 - St. Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

12th Century

1125 - Duke Lotharius of Supplinburg elected king of Germany
1146 - European leaders outlaw crossbow intending to ending war for all time

15th Century

1464 - Pietro Barbo elected to succeed Pope Pius II (Paul II)
1481 - 2 Latvian monarchs executed for conspiracy to Polish king Kazimierz IV

16th Century

1563 - Jewish community of Neutitschlin Moravia expelled

17th Century

1645 - Dutch and Indians sign peace treaty (New Amsterdam (NY))
1673 - Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands and Lutherans form anti-French covenant
1682 - William Penn left England to sail to New World

18th Century

1721 - Russian/Swedish Peace of Nystad, ends North Sea War
1751 - Georg Friedrich Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha"
1757 - Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia
1776 - U.S. Army evacuates Long Island/falls back to Manhattan, New York City
1781 - French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British under Admiral Graves at battle of Chesapeake Capes in Revolutionary War
1799 - Bataafse fleet surrender to English

19th Century

1831 - Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle
1843 - 1st blacks participation in national political convention (Liberty Party)
1850 - Honolulu, Hawaii becomes a city
1854 - John Fremont issues proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels
1860 - 1st British tram opens (Birkenhead)
1862 - 2nd Battle of Bull Run - Confederates beat Union
1862 - Battle of 2nd Manassas-Pope defeated by Lee-Battle of Richmond, Kentucky
1862 - Battle of Altamont-Confederates beat Union forces in Tennessee
1885 - 13,000 meteors seen in 1 hour near Andromeda
1888 - Lord Walsingham kills 1070 grouse in a single day
1893 - 13rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Robert D Wrenn beats Fred H Hovey (64 36 64 64)
1894 - Frederick Lugards expedition to Niger
1895 - Belgium begins compulsory Roman Catholic education

20th Century

1900 - Last 2000 British prisoners in Nooitgedagt South Africa freed
1901 - Hubert Cecil Booth patents vacuum cleaner
1904 - Thomas Hicks wins 3rd Olympics marathon (3:28:53.0) (40 km)
1905 - Pogoro/Ngindo attack Fort Mahenge German East-Africa
1905 - Tiger Ty Cobb makes his debut, doubling off Yank Jack Chesbro
1906 - Hal Chase became 1st Yank to hit 3 triples in a game
1906 - New York Highlander Joe Doyle debuts pitching back-to-back shut-outs
1910 - Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleveland 5-0 in 11
1912 - St. Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hits Detroit Tigers, 5-1
1913 - Phillies lead Giants 8-6 in top of 9th, fans in bleachers try to distract Giants, Umpire forefeits game to Giants, later overruled
1914 - 1st German plane bombs above Paris, 2 killed
1914 - Battle at Tannenberg ends in destruction of Russian 2nd Narev army
1916 - Boston's Dutch Leonard no-hits St. Louis Browns, 4-0
1916 - Paul Von Hindenburg becomes chief-of-General-Staff in Germany
1918 - Czechoslovakia forms independence republic
1918 - Fanya Kaplan shoots at Lenin
1918 - Lenin, new leader of Soviet Russia, shot and wounded after speech
1919 - Ernst Toller's "Die Wandlung," premieres in Berlin
1922 - Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922
1925 - 6th Iron pilgrim at Diksmuide Belgium
1926 - Jack Hobbs scores 316* at Lord's (Surrey vs. Middlesex)
1927 - 41st U.S. Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Betty Nuthall (61 64)
1928 - Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India
1932 - Hermann Goering elected chairman (Reichstag)
1933 - Air France forms
1933 - Portuguese dictator Salazar forms secret police (PIDE)
1937 - Joe Louis beats Tommy Farr in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1939 - 6th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Giants 9, All-Stars 0 (81,456)
1939 - General Reijnders appointed supreme commander of Dutch army
1939 - Isoroku Yamamoto appointed supreme commander of Japanese fleet
1939 - New York Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)
1939 - Poland mobilizes
1941 - Siege of Leningrad by Nazi troops began during WW II
1941 - St. Louis Card Lon Warneke no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 2-0
1942 - Nazi-Germany annexes Luxembourg
1944 - 11th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 24, All-Stars 21 (48,769)
1944 - Philip Yordan's "Anna Lucasta," premieres in New York City
1944 - Soviet troops enter Bucharest, Romania
1945 - 12th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 19, All-Stars 7 (92,753)
1945 - Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 9th Symphony
1945 - General MacArthur lands in Japan
1945 - Hong Kong liberated from Japan
1949 - Roly Jenkins (Worcs vs. Surrey) takes his 2nd hat-trick of the game
1949 - WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1951 - U.S. and Philippines sign mutual defense pact
1953 - Future New York City mayor David Dinkins marries Joyce Burrows in New York City
1954 - Hurricane Carol, kills 68
1956 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
1956 - White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas
1957 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 - U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights
1958 - U.S. performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
1960 - Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
1960 - East Germany imposes a partial blockade on West Berlin
1961 - J B Parsons is 1st African American judge of a U.S. District Court
1961 - Last Spanish troops leave Morocco
1961 - Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game
1961 - U.S.S.R. says it will resume nuclear testing
1963 - Hot Line communications link between Washington D.C. and Moscow begins
1964 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open
1965 - Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball
1965 - Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland
1967 - U.S. Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice
1968 - 1st record under Apple label, Beatle's Hey Jude
1968 - John and Yoko's "One on One" benefit for children at MSG
1969 - 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival
1969 - 25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash
1969 - 69th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk
1969 - Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
1971 - WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden
1973 - Danny Seiwell quits Wings
1974 - Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153
1974 - Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
1974 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 - KTW-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)
1976 - Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show
1976 - Turks and Caicos Islands adopts constitution
1979 - 1st recorded occurrance-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs)
1979 - Ian Botham makes 1000 runs/100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match
1979 - Kathy Horvath (14y5d) is youngest to play in U.S. Tennis Open, she loses
1979 - President Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains Ga
1979 - Wildest U.S. Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nastase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated
1980 - Polish government recognizes Solidarity
1981 - Joanne Carner wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
1982 - PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut
1983 - 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
1983 - Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, New York, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
1983 - Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space
1983 - WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Philadelphia
1984 - 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)
1984 - Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1984 - Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
1984 - Sotherby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla
1986 - Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)
1986 - Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (U.S. News World Report)
1987 - 87th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
1987 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1987 - Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec
1987 - Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 home runs in Minnesota 10-6 win over Milwaukee
1987 - Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls
1987 - Stefka Kostadonova of Bulgaroa sets high jump woman's record (6'10")
1987 - Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)
1988 - France performs nuclear test
1988 - Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen
1988 - Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games
1988 - Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills
1989 - Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner
1990 - Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey, Jr. become 1st father and son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning
1991 - Dan O'Brien sets U.S. decathalon record with 8,812 points
1991 - France beats U.S. by narrowest Ryder Cup margin - 14 to 13
1991 - Mike Powell of U.S., sets then long jump record at 29' 4 " (8.95m)
1991 - Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka poet Selvi
1992 - "2 Trains Running" closes at Walter Kerr Theater New York City after 160 performances
1992 - 92nd U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Justin Leonard
1992 - David Lewett and Jane Luu discovers comet: "1992 QB1" 64 mil km from Sun
1992 - Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Sun-Times Golf Challenge
1992 - "Most Happy Fella" closes at Booth Theater New York City after 229 performances
1993 - Hassan II mosque opens in Casablanca, 2nd largest mosque in the world
1994 - Gund Arena in Cleveland opens
1994 - Largest U.S. Tennis Open single session (total) 23,618
1995 - Cable News Network joins internet
1995 - Tigers teammates Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell play in 1,914 game together tying AL record
1997 - 1st WNBA Championshion: Houston Comets beat New York Liberty
1997 - Greg Rudaski is 1st to serve (2) 141 MPH serves in a match (U.S. Open)
1998 - State Farm Rail Golf Classic


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