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This Day in History – August 30, 2011




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1835 Melbourne, Australia is founded. 1836 The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen 1850 Honolulu, Hawaii becomes a city1885 13,000 meteors seen in 1 hour near Andromeda1888 Lord Walsingham kills 1070 grouse in a single day1905 Ty Cobb’s 1st major league at bat (Detroit Tigers)1910 Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleve 5-0 in 111913 Phillies lead Giants 8-6 in top of 9th, fans in bleachers try to distract Giants, Umpire forefeits game to Giants, later overruled1956 The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens. 1962 Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war. 1963 The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation. 1965 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball1967 US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice1968 1st record under Apple label (Beatle’s Hey Jude)1974 A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan. 8 are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities. 1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show1979 1st recorded occurrence-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs)1979 Pres Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains, GA1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)1984 STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage. 1986 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report)1987 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec1987 Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)1995 NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.]]]]> ]]>

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