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Notable Historical Events for August 30th

1967US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice

1945Gen MacArthur lands in Japan

1982PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut

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

1831Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle

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

1972John Lennon & Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden

1682William Penn left England to sail to New World

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

2006Greg Maddux wins his 330th career game

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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)

1943Robert Crumb, US, cartoonist (Father Time, Fritz Cat)

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

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

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

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

1797Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)

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Notable Weddings on August 30th

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

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

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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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