30 AUGUST
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Pedro the Cruel of Castile & Leon, 1334
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797
  • Huey Long, 1893
  • Raymond Massey, 1896
  • Shirley Booth, 1898
  • Roy Wilkins, 1901
  • John Gunther, 1901
  • Fred MacMurray, 1908
  • Joan Blondell, 1912
  • Dennis Healy, 1917
  • Geoffrey Beene, 1927
  • Warren Buffett, 1930
  • Elizabeth Ashley, 1939
  • Jean-Claude Killy, 1943
  • Robert Crumb, 1943
  • Paul Allen, 1953
  • Timothy Bottoms, 1961
  • Cameron Diaz, 1972

Died On This Day:

  • Cleopatra and Mark Antony suicide (trad), 30 BC
  • King Louis XI France, 1483
  • Antony van Leeuwenhoek , 1723
  • Charles Coburn, 1961
  • Taylor Caldwell, 1985
  • Lindsay Anderson, 1994
  • Charles Bronson, 2003
  • Glenn Ford, 2006

Today's Events:

  • 1721 - Treaty of Nystadt between Sweden and Russia ends Great Northern War.
  • 1813 - Creek Indians under Red Eagle massacre 500 settlers at Fort Mims, Alabama. Creek Indian War.
  • 1860 - First trams run in Britain operated by the Birkenhead Street Railway.
  • 1884 - Third Avenue Theatre in New York becomes first to employ woman ushers.
  • 1901 - British patent for vacuum cleaner granted to Scotsman Hubert Cecil Booth.
  • 1914 - First German air raid on Paris, WWI.
  • 1918 - Attempted assassination of Lenin in Moscow by Fanya Dora Kaplin & sister; Lenin hit by two bullets.
  • 1941 - Nazi siege of Leningrad begins. WWII
  • 1963 - Telephone hot line between The White House and the Kremlin installed.
  • 1979 - Hurricane David begins week-long attack on Caribbean and Eastern U.S. 1,000 die.
  • 1984 - Third space shuttle 'Discovery' begins first mission.
  • 2005 - Hurricane Katrina decimates the cities of New Orleans and Beloxi MS.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Pammachius
  • Rose of Lima
  • Felix and Adauctus

Holiday:

  • St. Rose of Lima's Day celebrated in Peru and Saint Lucia

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • Japanese visit graves of ancestors mid August
  • GANESHA CHATURTHI, Hindu Festival of the Elephant God end of August
  • FRIENDSHIP DAY - first Sunday in August in USA

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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