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Notable Historical Events for August 30th

1967US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice

1831Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle

1791Thomas Jefferson responds to Benjamin Banneker's letter on the issue of slavery

1937Joe Louis beats Tommy Farr in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1890President Benjamin Harrison signed the first U.S. law requiring inspection of meat products

1979US President Jimmy Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains, Ga

1945Gen MacArthur lands in Japan

1682William Penn left England to sail to New World

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

1987Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 HRs in Minn 10-6 win over Milwaukee

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Notable Birthdays on August 30th

1972Cameron Diaz, Long Beach, California, American actress (Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding)

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

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)

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

1797Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 30th

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

2009Singer Davy Jones (63) weds Jessica Pacheco

2008"The Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini (46) weds former model Deborah Lin (40) at Central Union Church in Honolulu, Hawaii

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

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Notable Deaths on August 30th

2003Charles Bronson, American actor, dies at 81

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

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

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

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