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Notable Historical Events for August 30th

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

1932Hermann Goering elected chairman of the Reichstag

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

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

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

2006Greg Maddux wins his 330th career game

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

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

1751George Frederic Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha"

1831Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle

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Notable Birthdays on August 30th

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)

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)

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)

1797Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)

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

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Notable Weddings on August 30th

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

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

2009Singer Davy Jones (63) weds Jessica Pacheco

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

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Notable Deaths on August 30th

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

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

2003Charles Bronson, American actor, dies at 81

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

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