August 30, 2014 in History


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

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1983 Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space
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1951 U.S. and Philippines sign mutual defense pact
1945 Hong Kong liberated from Japan
1933 Air France forms
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