August 30 Events in History - August 30 Birthdays - August 30 Deaths
2015 Japanese protesters gather outside the nation's parliament building to oppose changes proposed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to allow Japanese combat defense aid to allied nations for cases in which Japan itself is not under attack
2014 In the face of signs that Russian troops and equipment are aiding rebels in eastern Ukraine, the E.U. proposes further sanctions against Russia; President Vladimir Putin denies the charges while calling for independent statehood of the region
2014 Legislators in California pass a ban on disposable plastic grocery bags; if approved by Governor Jerry Brown, the ban will be the first implemented across a state, though many cities across the U.S. already have such bans in place
2013 An area located off the coast of the Aleutian Islands records a magnitude 7.0 earthquake
2013 In Greenland. a canyon over 800km long is discovered up to 800m deep in different places below the ice sheet covering the country; the canyon is longer than Arizona's Grand Canyon; it was carved out by a river over four million years ago
2012 A large crude deposit of oil is found by Permex, Mexico's state-owned oil company, in the northern state of Tamaulipas; deposits could contain 250 - 400 million barrels of oil
2012 A report on the nuclear program of Iran released by the IAEA, highlights concern over Iran's nuclear program as the country reportedly has doubled its number of centrifuges as the Fordow facility
2011 New England's state of Vermont experiences the worst flooding in 100 years
2011 The National Diet of Japan, Japan's bicameral legislature, approves Yoshihiko Noda as its new Prime Minister
2010 In Chile, 33 miners trapped half a mile beneath the surface make contact with their families for the first time in three weeks since the incidentally
2010 Sumatra's Sinaburg volcano continues to erupt, two people are killed and 21,000 are evacuated from the vicinity
1998 State Farm Rail Golf Classic
1997 1st WNBA Championshion: Houston Comets beat New York Liberty
1997 Greg Rudaski is 1st to serve (2) 141 MPH serves in a match (U.S. Open)
1995 Cable News Network joins internet
1995 Tigers teammates Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell play in 1,914 game together tying AL record
1994 Gund Arena in Cleveland opens
1994 Largest U.S. Tennis Open single session (total) 23,618
1993 Hassan II mosque opens in Casablanca, 2nd largest mosque in the world
1992 "2 Trains Running" closes at Walter Kerr Theater New York City after 160 performances
1992 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Booth Theater New York City after 229 performances
1992 92nd U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Justin Leonard
1992 David Lewett and Jane Luu discovers comet: "1992 QB1" 64 mil km from Sun
1992 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Sun-Times Golf Challenge
1991 Dan O'Brien sets U.S. decathalon record with 8,812 points
1991 France beats U.S. by narrowest Ryder Cup margin - 14 to 13
1991 Mike Powell of U.S., sets then long jump record at 29' 4 " (8.95m)
1991 Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka poet Selvi
1990 Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey, Jr. become 1st father and son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning
1989 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner
1988 France performs nuclear test
1988 Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen
1988 Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games
1988 Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills
1987 87th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
1987 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1987 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec
1987 Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 home runs in Minnesota 10-6 win over Milwaukee
1987 Stefka Kostadonova of Bulgaroa sets high jump woman's record (6'10")
1987 Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)
1987 Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls
1986 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)
1986 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (U.S. News World Report)
1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)
1984 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1984 Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
1984 Sotherby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla
1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
1983 Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, New York, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
1983 WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Philadelphia
1983 Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space
1982 PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut
1981 Joanne Carner wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
1980 Polish government recognizes Solidarity
1979 1st recorded occurrance-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs)
1979 Ian Botham makes 1000 runs/100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match
1979 Kathy Horvath (14y5d) is youngest to play in U.S. Tennis Open, she loses
1979 President Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains Ga
1979 Wildest U.S. Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nastase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated
1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show
1976 Turks and Caicos Islands adopts constitution
1975 KTW-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)
1974 Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153
1974 Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Danny Seiwell quits Wings
1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden
1971 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival
1969 25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash
1969 69th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk
1969 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
1968 1st record under Apple label, Beatle's Hey Jude
1968 John and Yoko's "One on One" benefit for children at MSG
1967 U.S. Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice
1965 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball
1965 Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland
1964 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open
1963 Hot Line communications link between Washington D.C. and Moscow begins
1961 J B Parsons is 1st African American judge of a U.S. District Court
1961 Last Spanish troops leave Morocco
1961 Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game
1961 U.S.S.R. says it will resume nuclear testing
1960 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
1960 East Germany imposes a partial blockade on West Berlin
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
1957 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights
1956 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
1956 White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas
1954 Hurricane Carol, kills 68
1953 Future New York City mayor David Dinkins marries Joyce Burrows in New York City
1951 U.S. and Philippines sign mutual defense pact
1949 Roly Jenkins (Worcs vs. Surrey) takes his 2nd hat-trick of the game
1949 WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1945 12th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 19, All-Stars 7 (92,753)
1945 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 9th Symphony
1945 General MacArthur lands in Japan
1945 Hong Kong liberated from Japan
1944 11th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 24, All-Stars 21 (48,769)
1944 Philip Yordan's "Anna Lucasta," premieres in New York City
1944 Soviet troops enter Bucharest, Romania
1942 Nazi-Germany annexes Luxembourg
1941 Siege of Leningrad by Nazi troops began during WW II
1941 St. Louis Card Lon Warneke no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 2-0
1939 6th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Giants 9, All-Stars 0 (81,456)
1939 General Reijnders appointed supreme commander of Dutch army
1939 Isoroku Yamamoto appointed supreme commander of Japanese fleet
1939 New York Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)
1939 Poland mobilizes
1937 Joe Louis beats Tommy Farr in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1933 Air France forms
1933 Portuguese dictator Salazar forms secret police (PIDE)
1932 Hermann Goering elected chairman (Reichstag)
1928 Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India
1927 41st U.S. Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Betty Nuthall (61 64)
1926 Jack Hobbs scores 316* at Lord's (Surrey vs. Middlesex)
1925 6th Iron pilgrim at Diksmuide Belgium
1922 Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922
1919 Ernst Toller's "Die Wandlung," premieres in Berlin
1918 Czechoslovakia forms independence republic
1918 Fanya Kaplan shoots at Lenin
1918 Lenin, new leader of Soviet Russia, shot and wounded after speech
1916 Boston's Dutch Leonard no-hits St. Louis Browns, 4-0
1916 Paul Von Hindenburg becomes chief-of-General-Staff in Germany
1914 1st German plane bombs above Paris, 2 killed
1914 Battle at Tannenberg ends in destruction of Russian 2nd Narev army
1913 Phillies lead Giants 8-6 in top of 9th, fans in bleachers try to distract Giants, Umpire forefeits game to Giants, later overruled
1912 St. Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hits Detroit Tigers, 5-1
1910 Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleveland 5-0 in 11
1906 Hal Chase became 1st Yank to hit 3 triples in a game
1906 New York Highlander Joe Doyle debuts pitching back-to-back shut-outs
1905 Pogoro/Ngindo attack Fort Mahenge German East-Africa
1905 Tiger Ty Cobb makes his debut, doubling off Yank Jack Chesbro
1904 Thomas Hicks wins 3rd Olympics marathon (3:28:53.0) (40 km)
1901 Hubert Cecil Booth patents vacuum cleaner
1900 Last 2000 British prisoners in Nooitgedagt South Africa freed
1895 Belgium begins compulsory Roman Catholic education
1894 Frederick Lugards expedition to Niger
1893 13rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Robert D Wrenn beats Fred H Hovey (64 36 64 64)
1888 Lord Walsingham kills 1070 grouse in a single day
1885 13,000 meteors seen in 1 hour near Andromeda
1862 2nd Battle of Bull Run - Confederates beat Union
1862 Battle of 2nd Manassas-Pope defeated by Lee-Battle of Richmond, Kentucky
1862 Battle of Altamont-Confederates beat Union forces in Tennessee
1860 1st British tram opens (Birkenhead)
1854 John Fremont issues proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels
1850 Honolulu, Hawaii becomes a city
1843 1st blacks participation in national political convention (Liberty Party)
1831 Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle
1799 Bataafse fleet surrender to English
1781 French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British under Admiral Graves at battle of Chesapeake Capes in Revolutionary War
1776 U.S. Army evacuates Long Island/falls back to Manhattan, New York City
1757 Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia
1751 Georg Friedrich Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha"
1721 Russian/Swedish Peace of Nystad, ends North Sea War
1682 William Penn left England to sail to New World
1673 Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands and Lutherans form anti-French covenant
1645 Dutch and Indians sign peace treaty (New Amsterdam (NY))
1563 Jewish community of Neutitschlin Moravia expelled
1481 2 Latvian monarchs executed for conspiracy to Polish king Kazimierz IV
1464 Pietro Barbo elected to succeed Pope Pius II (Paul II)
1146 European leaders outlaw crossbow intending to ending war for all time
1125 Duke Lotharius of Supplinburg elected king of Germany
257 St. Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope