Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
August 30th

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-31 -BC- Origin of Era of Augustus.Ref: 5
257*St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1146*A conference of European leaders outlaws the crossbow. By banning the effective weapon, it was believed that the leaders had ended wars for all time.Ref: 4
1464*Pietro Barbo ascends to the Papacy as Pope Paul II.Ref: 69
1617*Rosa de Lima of Peru becomes the first American saint to be canonized.Ref: 2
1637*Colonial religious teacher Anne Hutchinson, 46, was charged with "traducing (i.e., degrading) the ministry" and was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Moving the following year to Rhode Island, then to NY, Anne and her family were killed by Indians in 1643.Ref: 5
1682*William Penn sailed from England. He later established the colony of Pennsylvania and a statue of him now stands on top of City Hall in Philadelphia, PA.Ref: 4
1806*The last issue of the Daily Advertiser was published. It was known as NY City’s second daily newspaper.Ref: 4
1843*First black participation in natl political convention (Liberty Party).Ref: 5
1846*Donner Party: The Party starts across the Salt Desert. After 3 days the Reed's oxen bolt from lack of water. 36 oxen are lost in 5 days across the Salt Desert.Ref: 27
1850*Honolulu, Hawaii becomes a city.Ref: 5
1856*Wilberforce University is established in Xenia, Ohio under auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1863, the university was transferred to the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.Ref: 5
1860*The first British tramway is inaugurated at Birkenhead by an American, George Francis Train.Ref: 2
1892*The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.Ref: 2
1918*Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin is shot by Fanya Kaplan & sister, a member of the Social Revolutionary party. Lenin was only wounded, but the assassination attempt set off a wave of reprisals by the Bolsheviks.Ref: 10
1929*Colonel E. H. Green takes delivery of a new combination gas and electric automobile, built by the General Electric Company. 
1932*Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.Ref: 2
1956*White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, TX.Ref: 5
1957*In an effort to stall the Civil Rights Act of 1957 from passing, Senator Strom Thurmond (D-S.C.) filibusters for over 24 hours. The bill passed, but Thurmond's filibuster becomes the longest in Senate history.Ref: 2
1961*First Negro judge of a US District Court confirmed-JB Parsons.Ref: 5
1961*President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.Ref: 2
1963*The U.S. Defense Department announced that a direct communications link between Washington and Moscow was operational.Ref: 5
1964*California officially became the most populated of the United States.Ref: 4
1965*Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland.Ref: 5
1967*(US Supreme Court Justice) The Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the Supreme Court.Ref: 5
1969*Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida.Ref: 5
1972*President Nixon announces that John Dean had completed his investigation into the Watergate wiretapping debacle. And he added that no one from the White House was involved.Ref: 4
1974*The largest fountain in America, the visual symbol of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was dedicated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania this day. The fountain takes up one-fifth of 36-acre Point State Park at the convergence of the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio Rivers. 90 percent of the fountain is unseen. That’s the part that pumps water from an underground river (a fourth, unnamed river that runs under the city and flows south, unlike the other three rivers), stores it and feeds it into the fountain. Designed by Charles Stotz and Louis Fosner and built by Robert R. Busse, the fountain is controlled by computers and operates automatically. Wind velocity specifies the height of the water column (2 feet in diameter by up to 200 ft. high. 24 white and gold quartz-iodine lights present a dramatic display of shifting colors by night. That’s how you can see the fountain in all its glory whenever the Pittsburgh Steelers play on Monday Night Football. The most interesting structural fact and a very complicated procedure -- this fountain was built to withstand water pressure from beneath, so the pressure would not push it up and cause it to float.Ref: 4
1979*Pres Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains GaRef: 5
1979*First recorded occurrence-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs).Ref: 5
1983*Microsoft announces the formation of a Consulting Services Group.Ref: 2
1986 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff, the Moscow correspondent for US News and World Report. (He was later released.)Ref: 5
1989*A federal jury in New York found "hotel queen" Leona Helmsley guilty of income tax evasion but acquitted her of extortion. (Helmsley served 18 months behind bars, a month at a halfway house and two months under house arrest.)Ref: 70
1990*First recorded occurrence of a comet hitting the sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs).Ref: 5
1990*President George H.W. Bush told a news conference that a "new world order" could emerge from the Gulf crisis.Ref: 70
1991*Azerbaijan declares its independence, joining the stampede of republics seeking to secede from the Soviet Union. (XDG, p 4A, 8/30/2002)Ref: 83
1991*Federal agents stage a raid on the Federal Correctional Institution in Talladega, Alabama releasing twelve hostages and seizing 121 inmates who had rioted in effort to avoid being deported to Cuba. 
1991*UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar arrived in Jordan to try to mediate the Persian Gulf crisis. President Bush told a news conference that a "new world order" could emerge from the Gulf crisis.Ref: 6
1991*Dottie West (Dorothy Marie Marsh) Grammy Award-winning singer: suffers fatal injuries in a car crash. She dies on Sep 4th.Ref: 4
1991*This day marked the end of the Communist Party’s 75-year controlling regime of the Soviet Union.Ref: 4
1993*Robert Malval is installed as Prime Minister of Haiti. (XDG, p 4A, 9/04/2003)Ref: 83
1993 Israel's cabine approves a framework for Palestinian automony in the occupied territories.. (XDG, p 4A, 9/04/2003)Ref: 83
1994*Rosa Parks, who helped touch off the civil rights movement in 1955 by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, AL, was robbed and beaten in her Detroit apartment. (Joseph Skipper later pleaded guilty to assault and robbery and was sentenced to prison.) 
1996*At a lavish opening ceremony in Beijing, organizers of a major women's conference vowed to fight for empowerment and equality.Ref: 6
1999*Residents of East Timor voted for independence from Indonesia in a U.N.-sponsored ballot. (TWA, 2000)Ref: 95
1804*Lewis & Clark: Expedition holds friendly council with Yankton Sioux (near what is now Yankton, South Dakota). According to Yankton oral tradition, when a baby is born, Lewis wraps him in a United States flag and declares him "an American."Ref: 65
1885*13,000 meteors seen in 1 hour near Andromeda.Ref: 5
1887*Thomas Edison received a patent for the Kinetoscope.Ref: 73
1901*British patent for vacuum cleaner granted to Scotsman Hubert Cecil Booth.Ref: 10
1960*Japan Stationery Co. sells first felt-tipped penRef: 62
1983*Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr. becomes first African-American American in space as 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger make first night liftoff of shuttle programRef: 70
1984*12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days); maiden voyage of Discovery carrying first non-astronaut Charlie Walker.Ref: 5
1645*A peace treaty is arranged with the Naragansett Indians in Boston, Massachusetts.Ref: 5
1721*The Peace of Nystad ends the Second Northern War between Sweden and Russia, giving Russia considerably more power in the Baltic region.Ref: 2
1780*Benedict Arnold betrayed his country.Ref: 51
1782*The French fleet arrives in the Chesapeake Bay to aid the American Revolution.Ref: 2
1813*Creek Indians under Red Eagle massacre 500 settlers at Fort Mims, Alabama in the Creek Indian War.Ref: 2
1861*Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. President Lincoln later overrules the general.Ref: 2
1862*Battle of Altamont-Confederates beat Union forces in TN.Ref: 5
1862*Union forces were defeated by the Confederates at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Va.Ref: 70
1914*Amiens occupied by Germans.Ref: 38
1914*First German air raid on Paris, WWI.Ref: 10
1915*Germany responds to U.S. anger by ceasing to sink ships without warning. 
1915*British submarine attacks Constantinople and damages the Galata Bridge.Ref: 38
1916*Paul Von Hindenburg becomes chief-of-General-Staff in Germany.Ref: 5
1941*The World War II siege of Leningrad began as Nazi forces took Mga.Ref: 70
1942*US sets up airfield at Adak in the Aleutian Islands.Ref: 82
1944*In Italy, two Canadian brigades cross the Foglia River, and cross the Gothic Line. 
1944*Former Paris Military Governor Colonel-General Heinrich von Stolpnagel is hanged. 
1944*The Germans abandon Bulgaria, Soviets enter Bucharest.Ref: 5
1944*Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.Ref: 2
1945*After Japan announces its unconditional surrender in World War II, U.S. General Douglas MacArthur lands in Tokyo to inaugurate the Allied occupation of the country. (XDG, p 4A, 8/30/2000)Ref: 83
1945*Hong Kong is liberated from Japan.Ref: 5
1996 The West pounded the Bosnian Serbs with artillery and air attacks in hopes of bludgeoning them into serious peace talks.Ref: 6
1888 Lord Walsingham kills 1070 grouse in a single day.Ref: 5
1905*Making his major league debut, Ty Cobb doubles off Highlander's Jack Chesbro in a 5-3 Tiger victory.Ref: 1
1906*Hal Chase became first Yankee to hit 3 triples in a game.Ref: 5
1910*Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleve 5-0 in 11.Ref: 5
1912*St Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hits Detroit Tigers, 5-1.Ref: 5
1913*Phillies lead Giants 8-6 in top of 9th, fans in bleachers try to distract Giants, Umpire forefeits game to Giants, later overruled.Ref: 5
1916*Boston Red Sox's Dutch Leonard no-hits St Louis Browns, 4-0.Ref: 5
1918*Yankee Tom Hughes pitches 9 1/3 of no-hit ball before giving up a single to Harry Niles; the Indians eventually win the game in the 11th, 5-0.Ref: 1
1918*In just fifty-seven minutes, the Giants beat the Dodgers, 1-0.Ref: 1
1926*The first running of the Hambletonian happened in Syracuse, NY. Guy McKinney was the first horse to win first place in the famous race.Ref: 4
1939*NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph).Ref: 5
1941*St Louis Card Lon Warneke no-hits Cin Reds, 2-0.Ref: 5
1961*Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game.Ref: 5
1965*After 55 years in baseball, Casey Stengel announces his retirement.Ref: 5
1974*Jim Bibby throws the first no-hitter in Texas Rangers history by blanking the A's, 6-0. Bibby fans 13 to beat Oakland ace Vida Blue.Ref: 86
1984*President Ronald Reagan, along with Red Barber, Bill Stern, Graham McNamee, Don Dunphy and Ted Husing were inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame, in ceremonies at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.Ref: 4
1984*Jim Rice grounds into his 33rd double play of the season establishing a new major league mark. The Red Sox outfielder breaks 1954 record set by another Boston flycatcher, Jackie Jensen.Ref: 1
1986*Yankee hurlers Tommy John (43) and Joe Niekro (41) becomes the first 40+ pitchers to start both ends of a doubleheader since 1933, John loses 1-0 and Niekro pitches five innings for a 3-0 victory over the Mariners.Ref: 1
1986*Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox became the first 20-game winner of the year. Clemens was the first Red Sox pitcher to achieve that feat since 1978.Ref: 4
1987*Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec.Ref: 5
1987*Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jump women's record (6'10").Ref: 5
1987*Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57).Ref: 5
1988*Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills.Ref: 5
1990*Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father & son to play on the same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in the 1st inning.Ref: 5
1991 France beats US by narrowest Ryder Cup margin - 14 to 13.Ref: 5
1991*Mike Powell of the US, sets then long jump record at 29' 4"Ref: 5
1991*Dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points.Ref: 5
1998*Defeating the Marlins 7-5, the Reds hand Florida its 89th loss, the most ever for a reigning World Series champ. The Reds lost 88 games in 1991 after its Fall Classic sweep of the A¹s.Ref: 1
1998*Toms River becomes the first American team since 1993 to win the Little League World Series as Chris Cardone hits home runs in consecutive at-bats, including a game-deciding two-run shot beating Kashima, Japan,12-9.Ref: 1
1998*The Cardinals honor Jack Buck with a new statue in Buck's likeness. The Hall of Fame broadcaster began announcing Cardinal's games in 1954.Ref: 1
1999*At the Astrodome, Edgardo Alfonzo becomes the first player in the Mets 38-year history to go 6-for-6 scoring six times and drives in five runs; the second baseman hits three homers, two singles and a double for team-record 16 total bases as NY routs Houston,17-1.Ref: 1
2000*In a 9-4 comeback victory over the Blue Jays, Angel outfielder Darin Erstad goes 3-for-5 reaching the 200-hit plateau quicker than any other player in 65 years.Ref: 1
2000*As Braves come to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning trailing the Reds, 4-2, a power spike causes most of the lights to go out at Turner Field causing a 12-minute delay. As the Atlanta crowd waits for play to resume it is treated to a rendition of the song, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" .Ref: 1
2000*On a night when every player in the Astros' starting lineup gets a hit, reserve catcher Tony Eusebio's hitting streak ends at 24 games establishing a new Houston team record.Ref: 1
2000*Earning his 1,600th victory, Braves' manager Bobby Cox passes former Dodger skipper,Tommy Lasorda, on the career list for most managerial victories. His 5-2 victory over the Reds puts him 14th on the all-time list.Ref: 1
2000*With the exception of hitting his first batter and giving up an opposite field leadoff single in the ninth, Pedro Martinez is nearly perfect in Boston's win over the Devil Rays, 8-0. The brawl-filled contest features five fights with eight Devil Rays (five players, the manager and two coaches) being ejected and Carl Everett needing a single to hit for the cycle but homers for the second time.Ref: 1
2002*After marathon negotiation sessions to avoid a players' strike just hours away, Bud Selig announces the players union and owners have reached a settlement on a new four-year CBA without the need of a work stoppage. The new agreement, called 'historic' by the commissioner, gives the owners the economic restraints they wanted as the players are assured no teams will be contracted until 2007 season with a revenue sharing plan will gradually be implemented during the span of the contract.Ref: 1
1884*Third Avenue Theatre in New York becomes first to employ woman ushers.Ref: 10
1922*The New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded Tiger Rag, one of the most familiar ragtime jazz tunes ever. It was released on the General record label.Ref: 4
1951 Screen Directors’ Playhouse was heard for the final time on NBC. The radio program had featured some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.Ref: 4
1968*The Beatles record their first songs for their own Apple label. The initial session included the big hits Revolution and Hey Jude.Ref: 4
1968*John and Yoko Lennon hosted the One on One concert in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Over $250,000 was raised to aid mentally retarded children.Ref: 4
1969*120,000 attend Texas Intl Pop Festival.Ref: 5
1969*25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash.Ref: 5
1974*The Brady Bunch, a typical 1970s scrubbed-face American family sitcom which first aired on TV Sept. 26, 1969, came to an end on this day. This original series starred Robert Reed as the architect-widower with three sons (played by Barry Williams as Greg, Christopher Knight as Peter and Mike Lookinland as Bobby), who married a widow (Florence Henderson). The new Mrs. Brady had three daughters (played by Maureen McCormick as Marcia, Eve Plumb as Jan and Susan Olsen as Cindy). Alice (Ann B. Davis) played a housekeeper.Ref: 4
1976*A judge ruled that George Harrison is guilty of copying from the song He’s So Fine (a 1963 Chiffons hit). The judge said that the chorus to Harrison’s My Sweet Lord was identical to He’s So Fine and it eventually (appeals went on for about five years) cost the former Beatle over half a million dollars. 
1976*Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show.Ref: 5
1981 The 30-year contract between ‘Mr. Television’, Milton Berle, and NBC-TV expired. Uncle Miltie had received $6 million for NOT being on the air since his show, The Texaco Star Theatre, went off the air in the mid-1950s. NBC held Berle to the contract to keep him from appearing on competing networks. 
1984*Beatles fans paid $271,180 dollars for memorabilia at an auction in London, England. An unpublished manuscript by John Lennon brought the largest amount -- $23,056. A snare drum belonging to Ringo Starr brought $1,440.Ref: 4
1988*Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen.Ref: 5
1989*Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle SeignerRef: 5
1991*Dottie West (Dorothy Marie Marsh) Grammy Award-winning singer: Here Comes My Baby, Country Sunshine, Is this Me?, Would You Hold It Against Me, Paper Mansions; [w/Don Gibson]: Rings of Gold, There’s a Story Goin’ Round; [w/Kenny Rogers]: All I Ever Need is You, Every Time Two Fools Collide, What are We Doin’ in Love; sustains fatal injuries in an auto crash. She dies on Sep 4, 1991.Ref: 4
1993*Late Show with David Letterman debuted on CBS-TV. CBS remodeled the Ed Sullivan Theater (on 54th Street in NY City) for Letterman, who had just spent over a decade on NBC (Late Night with David Letterman). The first musical guest to appear on the new show was Billy Joel.Ref: 4
1995*James Taylor and former wife Carly Simon got back together for their first concert together in 16 years. Livestock ’95 was a benefit performance on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusettes to raise funds for a new barn for the island’s agricultural society.Ref: 4
1334 King Pedro the Cruel of Castile & Leon is born.Ref: 10
1494*Antonio Allegri di Correggio, Italian artist, is born.Ref: 68
1748*Jacques-Louis David France, Neoclassical painter (Death of Marat), is born.Ref: 5
1779*Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, the first man to circumnavigate Antarctica, is born.Ref: 68
1797*Author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, novelist best known for Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus is born.Ref: 5
1820*Birth of George F. Root, American sacred music editor and composer. Root helped edit 75 musical collections, as well as composing several hundred original sacred melodies. One of these, JEWELS, is the tune to which is commonly sung the hymn, "When He Cometh."Ref: 5
1827*Ellen Arthur (Ellen Lewis Herndon) (First Lady: married to U.S. 21st President Chester A. Arthur) is born.Ref: 4
1852*Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff Neth, physical chemist (Nobel 1901), is born.Ref: 5
1871*Ernest Rutherford, English Nobel Prize-winning physicist (1908) who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Theodor Svedberg Sweden, chemist, worked with colloids (Nobel '26), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Dr. Claire Straith cosmetic surgeon; developed many techniques of plastic surgery, designed new surgical instruments for this type of surgery; was instrumental in auto manufacturers use of safety glass; is born.Ref: 4
1893*Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as "The Kingfish" is born in Winn Parish, La.Ref: 68
1896*Raymond Massey Toronto Canada, actor (Dr Gillespie-Dr Kildare), is born.Ref: 68
1898*Shirley Booth (Thelma Booth Ford) Academy Award-winning actress: Come Back Little Sheba [1952]; Hot Spell, The Matchmaker; Emmy Award-winner [1962]: Hazel ; A Touch of Grace; us born.Ref: 4
1901*Roy Wilkins civil rights leader: Executive Director of NAACP; is born.Ref: 4
1901*John Gunther Chicago Ill, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), is born.Ref: 5
1906*(Rose) Joan Blondell actress: The Baron, The Champ, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Public Enemy; is born.Ref: 4
1907*Shirley Booth NYC, actress (Hazel-Hazel, A Touch of Grace), is born.Ref: 68
1907*John W. Mauchly, credited with co-inventing the computer, co-builder of the ENIAC, is born.Ref: 62
1908*Fred MacMurray Kankakee Ill, actor (Caine Mutiny, My 3 Sons), is born. (TWA, 1986)Ref: 95
1908*Willie Bryant New Orleans La, singer (Sugar Hill Times), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Joan Blondell NYC, actress (Real McCoys, Here Come the Brides), is born.Ref: 5
1912*E. M. Purcell, American Nobel Prize-winning physicist (1952), is born.Ref: 70
1912*Joan BlondellRef: 10
1917*Julie Bishop Denver Colo, actress (Northern Pursuit, Threat), is born.Ref: 68
1917 Dennis Healy is born.Ref: 10
1918*Ted (Theodore Samuel) Williams Baseball's last .400 hitter (Boston Red Sox, hit .406, .344 lifetime), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Kitty Wells Nashville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Regina Resnik NYC, mezzo-soprano (Sieglinde-Bayreuth), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Elias Victor Seixas US, mixed double tennis player (Wimbledon 1953-56), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Geoffrey Beene Louisiana, dress designer (8 Coty Awards), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Bill Daily Des Moines Iowa, actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Newhart), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Johnny Mann Balt Md, music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Warren Buffett author (The Midas Touch), is born.Ref: 5
1931*John Swigert Jr. NASA astronaut: flew on Apollo 13: said, “Houston, we have a problem!”; is born in Denver CO.Ref: 4
1935*Singer John Phillips (Mommas and the Pappas) is born.Ref: 5
1938*Steve Delaney Dobbs Ferry NY, newscaster (Monitor), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Elizabeth Ashley Ocala Florida, actress (Coma), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Actress Elizabeth Ashley is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1941*John McNally singer, musician: guitar: The Searchers: Needles and Pins, Love Potion Number 9, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Coy (Lander McCoy) Bacon football: LA Rams [1968-1972], San Diego Chargers [1973-1975]; Cincinnati Bengals [1976-1977]; Washington Redskins [1978-1981], is born.Ref: 4
1943*Jean Claude Killy France, skier (Olympic-3 golds-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Robert Crumb, cartoonist (Father Time), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Tug (Frank Edwin) McGraw baseball: pitcher: NY Mets [all-star: 1972/World Series: 1973], Philadelphia Phillies [all-star: 1980/World Series: 1980], is born.Ref: 4
1947*Peggy Lipton Lawrence NY, actress (Julie-Mod Squad, Twin Peaks), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Billy Keller basketball: Purdue Univ., Indiana Pacers [ABA league champions: 1970, 1972, 1973], is born.Ref: 4
1947*Jon (Paul) Kolb football: Pittsburgh Steelers tackle: Super Bowl: IX, X, XIII, XIV, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Mick Moody musician: guitar: group: Whitesnake: Fool for Your Loving, Don’t Break My Heart Again, is born.Ref: 4
1950*John Landis actor (American Werewolf in London), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Actor Timothy Bottoms is born in Santa Barbara CA. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1953*Robert Parish NBA center (Boston Celtics), is born.Ref: 5
1954*David Paymer actor: Unforgettable, Nixon, Get Shorty, City Slickers series, Mr. Saturday Night, Crazy People, No Way Out, The Commish, Downtown, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Martin Jackson rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Joan Bennett Chicago Ill, playmate (January, 1985), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Stephen Baker NFL receiver (NY Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Actress Cameron Diaz is born. (TWA, 2002)Ref: 95
1974*Matt Bongiovi heavy metal rocker (cousin of Jon Bon Jovi) is born.Ref: 5
-30*-BC- One of the dates theorized that Cleopatra 7th & most famous queen of Egypt, commits suicide.Ref: 68
1181*Pope Alexander III dies.Ref: 69
1422*King Henry V of England, dies.Ref: 68
1483*Louis XI king of France (1461-83), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1879*John B Hood, the confederate general who lost Atlanta, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1922*Georges Sorel, French social theorist and socialist revolutionary, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1940*Sir J. J. Thompson, English physicist who discovered the electron (Nobel 1906), dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1952*Arky Vaughn infielder (Pirates & Dodgers), drowns.Ref: 5
1954*Hurricane "Carol" hit the northeastern United States, resulting in nearly 70 deaths. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1961*Charles Coburn Acad award winning actor, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1963*Axel Stordahl orch leader (Frank Sinatra Show), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1964*Wesley Lau actor (Lt Anderson-Perry Mason), dies at 43.Ref: 5
1968*William Talman actor: Armored Car Robbery, The Hitch-Hiker, One Minute to Zero; dies at age 53 of lung cancer.Ref: 70
1970*Del Moore actor/announcer (Cal-Bachelor Father), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1974*Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153Ref: 5
1979*Hurricane David devastated the tiny island of Dominica as it began a rampage through the Caribbean and up the eastern seaboard of the United States that claimed some 1,100 lives.Ref: 70
1981*Mohammad Javad Bahonar prime minister of Iran, assassinated by a bombRef: 5
1981*Mohammad Ali Rajai president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb.Ref: 5
1985*Taylor Caldwell, American novelist (Dear & Glorius Physician), dies at age 84 in Greenwich CT. (TWA, 1986)Ref: 95
1988*Screamin' Jay (Jalacy) Hawkins R&B singer, pianist: I Put a Spell on You [Rolling Stone magazine voted it one of 50 greatest songs of the 1950s]; died Feb 12, 20001931 - 'Papa Dee' (Thomas) Allen musician: keyboards: group: War: LPs: All Day Music, The World is a Ghetto, Why Can't We Be Friends?; dies.Ref: 4
1988*‘Papa Dee’ (Thomas) Allen musician: keyboards: group: War: LPs: All Day Music, The World is a Ghetto, Why Can’t We Be Friends?; dies.Ref: 4
1993*Richard Jordan actor: Captains and the Kings, The Bunker, The Hunt for Red October, Dune, Logan’s Run, Rooster Cogburn; dies,Ref: 4
1994*Lindsay Anderson director: This Sporting Life, The Whales of August, Glory! Glory!, Britannia Hospital, If…, O Lucky Man!; dies.Ref: 4
1997*Came word of the car crash in Paris that claimed the lives of Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed and their driver, Henri Paul. (Because of the time difference, it was August 31st where the crash occurred.) (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
2001*Julie Bishop (Wells) actress: Westward the Women, Rhapsody in Blue, My Hero; dies.Ref: 68
2002*(Elizabeth Smart) Handyman Richard Albert Ricci, 48, who once worked at the Smart home, dies three days after suffering a brain hemorrhage and collapsing in his jail cell. (USA Today, p 3A, 3/13/2003)Ref: 13
2003*Charles Bronson (Buchinsky) actor: Death Wish series, The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, The Valachi Papers, Sandpiper, Raid on Entebbe, Miss Sadie Thompson, Battle of the Bulge, House of Wax, You’re in the Army Now; husband of actress Jill Ireland; dies.Ref: 4
2003*The Xenia Daily Gazette announces the permanent closing of Hooven-Allison's Xenia plant later in the fall, eliminating 94 area jobs. (XDG, p 1, 8/30/2003)Ref: 83

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