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1979Wildest US Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nastase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated

1967US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice

1932Hermann Goering elected chairman of the Reichstag

1945Gen MacArthur lands in Japan

1751George Frederic Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha"

1972John Lennon & Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden

1961Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game

1791Thomas Jefferson responds to Benjamin Banneker's letter on the issue of slavery

1979Ian Botham makes 1000 runs/100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match

1922Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922

2006Greg Maddux wins his 330th career game

1937Joe Louis beats Tommy Farr in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1987Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee

1905Tiger Ty Cobb makes his debut, doubling off Yank Jack Chesbro

1682William Penn left England to sail to New World

1890President Benjamin Harrison signed the first U.S. law requiring inspection of meat products

192741st US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Betty Nuthall (61 64)

1982PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut

2012Andy Roddick announces he will retire following the U.S. Open

1979US President Jimmy Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains, Ga

1918Fanya Kaplan shoots at Lenin, new leader of Soviet Russia, attempting to assassinate him

1831Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle

August 30th Historical Events
Date Event
257
St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
1125
Duke Lotharius of Supplinburg elected king of Germany 
1146
European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war for all time 
1363
Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang—are 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. 
1464
Pietro Barbo elected to succeed Pope Pius II (Paul II) 
1481
2 Latvian monarchs executed for conspiracy to Polish king Casimir IV 
1563
Jewish community of Neutitschlin, Moravia, expelled 
1574
Guru Ram Das became the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master. 
1590
Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590) 
1645
Dutch & Indians sign peace treaty (New Amsterdam (NY)) 
1673
Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands & Lutherans form anti-French covenant 
1682
William Penn left England to sail to New World 
1721
Russian/Swedish Peace of Nystad, ends North Sea War 
1751
George Frederic Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha" 
1757
Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [OS=Aug 19] 
1776
US army evacuates Long Island and falls back to Manhattan, NYC 
1781
French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British under Admiral Graves at battle of Chesapeake Capes in American Revolutionary War 
1791
HMS Pandora sank after running aground on a reef the previous day, on her return from her search for the Bounty and the mutineers who had taken her 
1791
Thomas Jefferson responds to Benjamin Banneker's letter on the issue of slavery 
1799
Batavian fleet surrenders to British 
1800
Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia 
1813
Battle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance. 
1831
Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle 
1835
Melbourne, Australia is founded. 
1836
The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen 
1843
1st blacks participation in natl political convention (Liberty Party) 
1850
Honolulu, Hawaii, becomes a city 
1860
1st British tram opens (Birkenhead) 
1861
John Fremont issues proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels 
1862
Last day of 2nd Battle of Bull Run Va - Confederates beat Union forces 
1862
Battle of 2nd Manassas-Pope defeated by Lee-Battle of Richmond, KY 
1862
Battle of Altamont-Confederates beat Union forces in Tennessee 
1873
Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea. 
1884
Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey wins middleweight title in 1st fight with boxing gloves 
1885
13,000 meteors seen in 1 hour near Andromeda 
1888
Lord Walsingham kills 1,070 grouse in a single day 
1890
President Benjamin Harrison signed the first U.S. law requiring inspection of meat products 
1893
13rd US Men's Tennis: Robert D Wrenn beats Fred H Hovey (6-4 3-6 6-4 6-4) 
1894
Frederick Lugard's expedition to Niger 
1895
Belgium begins compulsory Roman Catholic education 
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. 
1897
The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar. 
1900
Last 2,000 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
NY Highlander Joe Doyle debuts pitching back-to-back shut-outs 
1909
Burgess Shale fossils discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott. 
1910
Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleve 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 Paris, 2 killed 
1914
Battle of Tannenberg (WWI) ends in destruction of Russian 2nd Narev army ca. 170,000 killed or injured 
1916
Boston's Dutch Leonard no-hits St Louis Browns, 4-0 
1918
Czechoslovakia forms independent republic 
1918
Fanya Kaplan shoots at Lenin, new leader of Soviet Russia, attempting to assassinate him 
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 v Middlesex) 
1927
41st US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Betty Nuthall (61 64) 
1928
Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India 
1932
Hermann Goering elected chairman of the 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: NY 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
NY 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 Cin 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 NYC 
1944
Soviet troops enter Bucharest Romania 
1945
12th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 19, All-Stars 7 (92,753) 
1945
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th Symphony 
1945
Gen MacArthur lands in Japan 
1945
Hong Kong liberated from Japanese 
1949
Roly Jenkins (Worcs v Surrey) takes his 2nd hat-trick of the game 
1949
WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1951
US & Philippines sign mutual defense pact 
1954
Hurricane Carol kills 68 on the US East Coast 
1956
USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests) 
1956
White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield High School, Texas 
1956
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens. 
1957
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1957
US senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights 
1958
US 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
1st Negro judge of a US District Court confirmed-JB Parsons 
1961
J B Parsons is 1st African American judge of a US District Court 
1961
Last Spanish troops leave Morocco 
1961
Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game 
1961
USSR says it will resume nuclear testing 
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. 
1963
Hotline communication link between Pentagon (Washington) and the Klemlin (Moscow) installed 
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
US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice 
1968
1st record under Apple label (Beatle's Hey Jude) 
1968
John & Yoko's "One on One" benefit for children at Madison Square Garden 
1969
120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival 
1969
25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash 
1969
69th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk 
1969
Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida 
1971
WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1972
John Lennon & Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden 
1973
Danny Seiwell quits Wings 
1974
Express train runs at full speed into Zagreb, Yugoslavia, rail yard killing 153 
1974
Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg 
1974
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1975
KTW-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX) 
1976
Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show 
1976
Turks & Caicos Islands adopts constitution 
1979
-Sept 13] Hurricane David, kills 1200 in Florida, Domincana & Dom Rep 
1979
1st recorded occurrence of a comet hitting the sun (energy=1 million 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 US Tennis Open, she loses 
1979
US President Jimmy Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains, Ga 
1979
Wildest US Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nastase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated 
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, NY, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA 
1983
WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Phila 
1983
Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space 
1984
12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days) 
1984
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
1984
Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36 
1984
Sotheby'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 (US News World Report) 
1987
87th US 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 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee 
1987
Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump woman's record (6'10½") 
1987
Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57) 
1987
Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls 
1988
France performs nuclear test 
1988
Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games 
1990
Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father & son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning 
1990
Tatarstan declares independence from the RSFSR. 
1991
Dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points 
1991
Mike Powell of US sets then long jump record at 29' 4½" (8.95m) 
1991
Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka poet Selvi 
1992
"2 Trains Running" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 160 perfs 
1992
"Most Happy Fella" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 229 performances 
1992
92nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Justin Leonard 
1992
David Lewett & Jane Luu discovers comet: "1992 QB1" 64 mil km from Sun 
1992
Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Sun-Times Golf Challenge 
1993
150,000,000 millionth visitor to Eiffel Tower 
1993
Hassan II mosque opens in Casablanca, 2nd largest mosque in the world 
1994
Gund Arena in Cleve opens 
1994
Largest US Tennis Open single session (total) 23,618 
1995
Cable News Network joins internet 
1995
Tigers teammates Lou Whitaker & Alan Trammell play in 1,914 game together tying AL record 
1997
1st WNBA Championshion: Houston Comets beat NY Liberty 
1997
Greg Rudaski is 1st to serve (2) 141 MPH serves in a match (US Open) 
1998
State Farm Rail Golf Classic 
1999
East Timorese vote for independence in a referendum. 
2006
Greg Maddux wins his 330th career game 
2012
Cholera outbreak kills 229 people in Sierra Leone 
2012
A blast in the in the Xiaojiawan coal mine, China, kills 26 miners with 21 missing 
2012
Andy Roddick announces he will retire following the U.S. Open 
2013
15 people are killed by a liquid ammonia leak at a cold storage plant in Shanghai, China 
2016
Lightning Strike Kills More Than 300 Reindeer in Norway 
2016
North Korea Denounces UN Condemnation, Warns US of Action 
2016
EpiPen maker to sell cheaper generic version 
2017
US Coast Guard has saved 4322 lives in Houston flooding: official 
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