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Notable Historical Events for August 30th

1945Gen MacArthur lands in Japan

1682William Penn left England to sail to New World

1905Tiger Ty Cobb makes his debut, doubling off Yank Jack Chesbro

1961Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game

1831Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle

1972John Lennon & Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden

2012Andy Roddick announces he will retire following the U.S. Open

1751George Frederic Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha"

1979Ian Botham makes 1000 runs/100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match

1918Fanya Kaplan shoots at Lenin, new leader of Soviet Russia, attempting to assassinate him

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Notable Birthdays on August 30th

1918Ted Williams, American baseball player, last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47)

1943Robert Crumb, US, cartoonist (Father Time, Fritz Cat)

1923Elias Victor Seixas, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American tennis player (Wimbeldon and U.S. Open champion)

1930Warren Buffett, Omaha Nebraska, American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008)

1797Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)

1982Andy Roddick, Austin Texas, American tennis player (2003 US Open champion)

1334Pedro, the Cruel, Burgos, Spanish King of Castilia & Leon

1871Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, New Zealand physicist and father of nuclear physics (Nobel 1908), (d. 1937)

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Notable Weddings on August 30th

2009Singer Davy Jones (63) weds Jessica Pacheco

1940CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (22) weds Norma Kaphan in Brookline, Massachusetts

1994R&B singer R. Kelly (25) weds Aaliyah

2006Billionaire Warren Buffett (76) weds longtime companion Astrid Menks (60) in Omaha

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Notable Deaths on August 30th

1981Vera-Ellen, actress (Big Leaguer, On the Town), dies of cancer at 60

2003Charles Bronson, American actor, dies at 81

2013Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature)

1940J. J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)

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