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Notable Historical Events for August 30th

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

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

1982PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut

1967US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice

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

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

1945Gen MacArthur lands in Japan

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

1831Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle

1972John Lennon & Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden

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Notable Birthdays on August 30th

1918Ted Williams, American baseball player, last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47)

1972Cameron Diaz, Long Beach, California, American actress (Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding)

1930Warren Buffett, Omaha Nebraska, American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008)

1797Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)

1334Pedro, the Cruel, Burgos, Spanish King of Castilia & Leon

1982Andy Roddick, Austin Texas, American tennis player (2003 US Open champion)

1871Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, New Zealand physicist and father of nuclear physics (Nobel 1908), (d. 1937)

1923Elias Victor Seixas, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American tennis player (Wimbeldon and U.S. Open champion)

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Notable Weddings on August 30th

1940CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (22) weds Norma Kaphan in Brookline, Massachusetts

2009Singer Davy Jones (63) weds Jessica Pacheco

1994R&B singer R. Kelly (25) weds Aaliyah

2006Billionaire Warren Buffett (76) weds longtime companion Astrid Menks (60) in Omaha

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Notable Deaths on August 30th

2013Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature)

2003Charles Bronson, American actor, dies at 81

1940J. J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)

1981Vera-Ellen, actress (Big Leaguer, On the Town), dies of cancer at 60

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