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Historical Events In August - 30

Friday, 03 July 2020

1969  On August - 30 racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida  

1970  Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

1973  Kenya bans the hunting of elephants and the trade in ivory on August - 30.  

1974  On this day in history express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153  

1974  On this day in history abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87  

1976  On August - 30 tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show  

1976  On this day in history 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.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

1979  The first recorded occurrence-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs) on this day in history.  

1981  In Iran, the President and Prime Minister are killed by a bomb on August - 30.  

1981  Mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb on this day in history.  

1982  Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

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

1983  Guion S. Bluford Jr, the first African-American astronaut, blasts off as a crewmember aboard the space shuttle Challenger on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history guy Bluford becomes the first black American in space  

1984  12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days) on this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history 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  

1986  Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report) on August - 30.  

1986  On this day in history uS News and World Report correspondent Nicholas Daniloff is arrested by Soviet authorities for suspicion of spying.  

1986  Otto Mortensen, composer, dies at 79 on August - 30.  

1987  Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec on August - 30.  

1987  Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump women's record (6'10") on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen  

1988  On this day in history tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills  

1989  Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner on this day in history.  

1989  On August - 30 joe De Santis, dies at 80  

1991  Dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history france beats US by narrowest Ryder Cup margin - 14 to 13  

1991  On this day in history alan Wheatley  

1993  Richard Jordan, US actor (Hunt for Red October, Posse), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1994  On this day in history lindsay Anderson, British director/critic (If ...), dies at 71  

1995  Dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96 on August - 30.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 30

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1334  On this day in history birth of pedro, the Cruel, King of Castilia & Leon  

1334  On August - 30 birth of pedro of Castile (d. 1369)  

1377  On this day in history birth of shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (d. 1447)  

1609  Artus I Quellinus "the Old", Flemish sculptor, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1687  Francesco Maria Vallara, composer was born on this day in history.  

1693  Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer/organist was born on August - 30.  

1705  David Hartley, English philosopher (d. 1757) was born on August - 30.  

1720  Samuel Whitbread, English brewer (d. 1796) was born on August - 30.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 30

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0524  Chlodomer, King of the France to Orleans, dies at about 29 on this day in history.  

0526  Death of Theodorik the Great, King of Ostrogoten (b. 454) on August - 30.  

1181  On this day in history alexander III, [Orlando Bandinelli], Italian Pope (1159-81), dies  

1428  Death of Emperor Shōkō (b. 1401) on August - 30.  

1482  On this day in history louis van Bourbon, prince-Bishop of Luik (Cluppelslagers), dies  

1483  Louis XI, King of France (1461-83), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1529  Juan del Encina, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1580  On this day in history emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherlands, dies  

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