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Calendar for August 30th, 2013

Every Year

  • 30 B.C. Cleopatra commits suicide by permitting an asp to bite her

  • 1790s

  • Born 1797: Mary Shelley (writer )

  • 1870s

  • Born 1871: Ernest Rutherford (physicist)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1893: Huey Long (politician)

  • Born 1896: Raymond Massey (actor)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1901: Roy Wilkins (civil rights leader)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1918: Ted Williams (baseball player)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1927: Geoffrey Beene (fashion designer)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1943: Jean-Claude Killy (Olympic gold medalist, skiing)

  • Born 1944: Tug McGraw (baseball player)

  • 1950s

  • 1959: Streetcar service ended in Montreal, Quebec

  • 1960s

  • 1963: Hotline between the White House and the Kremlin installed

  • 1967: Thurgood Marshall confirmed as the first African American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

  • 1970s

  • Born 1972: Cameron Diaz (actress)

  • 1980s

  • 1983: First night launch of a space shuttle (Challenger), Kennedy Space Center, Florida

  • 1988: Vicki Keith became the first person to swim across all five Great Lakes

  • 1989: Hotel Queen Leona Helmsley convicted on tax evasion charges, later sentenced to four years in prison and fined $8.8 million

  • 1990s

  • Died 1994: Lindsay Anderson (director of film)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: Charles Bronson (actor)

  • Died 2006: Glenn Ford (actor)

  • 2006: Curt Schilling of the Boston Red Sox became the 14th MLB pitcher to reach 3,000 career strikeouts


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