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Notable Historical Events for August 30th

1751George Frederic Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha"

1932Hermann Goering elected chairman of the Reichstag

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

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

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

1982PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut

1972John Lennon & Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden

1945Gen MacArthur lands in Japan

1831Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 30th

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

1797Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)

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

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

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)

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on August 30th

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

2008"The Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini (46) weds former model Deborah Lin (40) at Central Union Church in Honolulu, Hawaii

2009Singer Davy Jones (63) weds Jessica Pacheco

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

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Notable Deaths on August 30th

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

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

2003Charles Bronson, American actor, dies at 81

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

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