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Notable Historical Events for August 30th

2006Greg Maddux wins his 330th career game

1831Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle

1922Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922

1979Wildest US Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nastase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated

1945Gen MacArthur lands in Japan

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

1972John Lennon & Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden

1751George Frederic Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha"

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 30th

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

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)

1797Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 30th

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

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

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

2009Singer Davy Jones (63) weds Jessica Pacheco

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Notable Deaths on August 30th

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

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

2003Charles Bronson, American actor, dies at 81

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

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