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Calendar for August 30th, 2013

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

Born 1797: Mary Shelley (writer )

Born 1871: Ernest Rutherford (physicist)

Born 1893: Huey Long (politician)

Born 1896: Raymond Massey (actor)

Born 1901: Roy Wilkins (civil rights leader)

Born 1918: Ted Williams (baseball player)

Born 1927: Geoffrey Beene (fashion designer)

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

Born 1944: Tug McGraw (baseball player)

1959: Streetcar service ended in Montreal, Quebec

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

Born 1972: Cameron Diaz (actress)

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

Died 1994: Lindsay Anderson (director of film)

Died 2003: Charles Bronson (actor)

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

Died 2006: Glenn Ford (actor)