August 30 Events

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August 30th, 1999 (August 30 1999)EventEast Timorese vote for independence in a referendum.
August 30th, 1990 (August 30 1990)EventTatarstan declares independence from the RSFSR.
August 30th, 1984 (August 30 1984)EventSTS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
August 30th, 1974 (August 30 1974)EventA Belgrade-Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
August 30th, 1974 (August 30 1974)EventPowerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan. 8 killed, 378 injuredied in Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.
August 30th, 1967 (August 30 1967)EventThurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
August 30th, 1963 (August 30 1963)EventHotline between U.S. and Soviet leaders goes into operation.
August 30th, 1962 (August 30 1962)EventJapan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since the war and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
August 30th, 1956 (August 30 1956)EventLake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
August 30th, 1945 (August 30 1945)EventHong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.
August 30th, 1945 (August 30 1945)EventSupreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.Douglas MacArthur Quotes
August 30th, 1942 (August 30 1942)EventWorld War II: Battle of Alam Halfa begins.
August 30th, 1941 (August 30 1941)EventWorld War II: Siege of Leningrad begins.
August 30th, 1922 (August 30 1922)EventBattle of Dumlupinar, final battle in Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922) ("Turkish War of Independence").
August 30th, 1918 (August 30 1918)EventFanya Kaplan, an assassin, shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. This, along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror.Vladimir Lenin Quotes
August 30th, 1914 (August 30 1914)EventBattle of Tannenberg.
August 30th, 1909 (August 30 1909)EventBurgess Shale fossils discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
August 30th, 1897 (August 30 1897)EventThe town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.
August 30th, 1896 (August 30 1896)EventEight provinces in the Philippines were declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. This included the provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, Nueva Ecija as well as the nearby areas. Martial Quotes
August 30th, 1873 (August 30 1873)EventAustrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea.
August 30th, 1862 (August 30 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Richmond: Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout a Union army under General Horatio Wright.
August 30th, 1862 (August 30 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Union forces are defeated in Second Battle of Bull Run.
August 30th, 1836 (August 30 1836)EventThe city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen
August 30th, 1835 (August 30 1835)EventMelbourne, Australia is founded.
August 30th, 1813 (August 30 1813)EventBattle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
August 30th, 1813 (August 30 1813)EventCreek War: Creek Red Sticks carried out the Fort Mims Massacre.
August 30th, 1800 (August 30 1800)EventGabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia
August 30th, 1799 (August 30 1799)EventCapture of the entire Dutch fleet by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the Second Coalition of the French Revolutionary Wars.
August 30th, 1791 (August 30 1791)EventThe HMS Pandora sank after running aground on a reef the previous day.
August 30th, 1590 (August 30 1590)EventTokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
August 30th, 1574 (August 30 1574)EventGuru Ram Das became the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.
August 30th, 1363 (August 30 1363)EventBeginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders- Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang-are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty.

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