Historical Events In August - 30
Saturday, 25 March 2023
1969 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida on this day in history.
1970 Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41 on August - 30.
1972 On this day in history 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
1973 On August - 30 kenya bans the hunting of elephants and the trade in ivory.
1974 Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153 on this day in history.
1974 Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87 on August - 30.
1976 On August - 30 tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show
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 on this day in history.
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 The first prototype of the Navy's SH-60B Seahawk helicopter was unveiled at the Sikorsky Aircraft Division at Stratford, Connecticut on August - 30.
1979 The first recorded occurrence-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs) on August - 30.
1981 On August - 30 in Iran, the President and Prime Minister are killed by a bomb
1981 On August - 30 mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb
1982 Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor, dies at 86 on August - 30.
1983 On August - 30 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
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 Guy Bluford becomes the first black American in space on August - 30.
1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days) on 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 on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report)
1986 On August - 30 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 this day in history.
1987 Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump women's record (6'10¬") on this day in history.
1988 On August - 30 julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen
1988 Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills on August - 30.
1989 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history joe De Santis, dies at 80
1991 On this day in history dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points
1991 France beats US by narrowest Ryder Cup margin - 14« to 13« on this day in history.
1991 Alan Wheatley on August - 30.
1993 On this day in history richard Jordan, US actor (Hunt for Red October, Posse), dies at 55
1994 On this day in history lindsay Anderson, British director/critic (If ...), dies at 71
1995 On August - 30 dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96
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