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On This Day: August 30th

This is 242nd day of the year and 123 days remain in the year.

in history
Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt, committed suicide.
1862
The Second Battle of Bull Run took place during the Civil War.
1905
Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut, playing for the Detroit Tigers.
1941
The two-year siege of Leningrad during World War II began.
1963
A hot line between the Kremlin and the White House went into operation to reduce the chances of an accidental war.
1967
Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the first African American Supreme Court justice.
1999
East Timor residents voted to secede from Indonesia.
August 30 BirthdaysJacques-Louis DavidPronunciation: [zhäk-lwE´ dävEd´]
1748–1825, French painter.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelleyauthor
Huey Longpolitician
Ted Williamsbaseball player
Roy Wilkinscivil-rights leader
Fred MacMurrayactor
Warren Buffettfinancial executive



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