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Notable Historical Events for August 30th

1682William Penn left England to sail to New World

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

1831Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle

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

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

2006Greg Maddux wins his 330th career game

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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)

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

1797Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)

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

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Notable Weddings on August 30th

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

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

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

2009Singer Davy Jones (63) weds Jessica Pacheco

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Notable Deaths on August 30th

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)

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

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