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30th of August 1363 EVENT Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders -- Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang -- are pitted against each other in what is one of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty.
30th of August 1574 EVENT Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.
30th of August 1590 EVENT Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
30th of August 1791 EVENT HMS Pandora sinks after having run aground on a reef the previous day.
30th of August 1799 EVENT The entire Dutch fleet is captured by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the Second Coalition of the French Revolutionary Wars.
30th of August 1800 EVENT Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia
30th of August 1813 EVENT Creek War : Fort Mims massacre: Creek "Red Sticks" kill over 500 settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama.
30th of August 1813 EVENT Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
30th of August 1835 EVENT Melbourne, Australia is founded.
30th of August 1836 EVENT The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen
30th of August 1862 EVENT American Civil War : Battle of Richmond: Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union forces under General Horatio Wright.
30th of August 1873 EVENT Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea.
30th of August 1896 EVENT Eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor-General Ramon Blanco y Erenas. These are Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Bataan, Laguna, and Batangas.
30th of August 1897 EVENT The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.
30th of August 1909 EVENT Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
30th of August 1914 EVENT The Battle of Tannenberg is fought.
30th of August 1918 EVENT Fanny Kaplan shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. This, along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror.
30th of August 1922 EVENT Battle of Dumlupinar: the final battle in the Greek-Turkish War ("Turkish War of Independence").
30th of August 1940 EVENT The Second Vienna Award re-assigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.
30th of August 1942 EVENT World War II: the Battle of Alam Halfa begins.
30th of August 1945 EVENT Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.
30th of August 1945 EVENT The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
30th of August 1956 EVENT The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
30th of August 1962 EVENT Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
30th of August 1963 EVENT The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
30th of August 1967 EVENT Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
30th of August 1974 EVENT A Belgrade : Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
30th of August 1974 EVENT A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan. 8 are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.
30th of August 1984 EVENT STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
30th of August 1995 EVENT NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
30th of August 1334 BIRTHDAY King Peter of Castile (d. 1369)
30th of August 1377 BIRTHDAY Shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (d. 1447)
30th of August 1705 BIRTHDAY David Hartley, English philosopher (d. 1757)
30th of August 1720 BIRTHDAY Samuel Whitbread, English brewer (d. 1796)
30th of August 1748 BIRTHDAY Jacques-Louis David, French painter (d. 1825)
30th of August 1768 BIRTHDAY Joseph Dennie, American writer (d. 1812)
30th of August 1797 BIRTHDAY Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, English writer (d. 1851)
30th of August 1808 BIRTHDAY Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (d. 1892)
30th of August 1813 BIRTHDAY Princess Mathilde of Bavaria (d. 1862)
30th of August 1818 BIRTHDAY Alexander H. Rice, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
30th of August 1821 BIRTHDAY Anita Garibaldi, Brazilian revolutionary and wife of Giuseppe Garibaldi (d. 1849)
30th of August 1839 BIRTHDAY Gulstan Ropert, French Catholic prelate (d. 1903)
30th of August 1842 BIRTHDAY Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1849)
30th of August 1848 BIRTHDAY Andrew Onderdonk, Canadian railway contractor (d. 1905)
30th of August 1850 BIRTHDAY Marcelo H. del Pilar, Filipino writer, journalist and revolutionary (d. 1896)
30th of August 1852 BIRTHDAY Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch physical and organic chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1911)
30th of August 1856 BIRTHDAY Carle David Tolme Runge, German physicist (d. 1927)
30th of August 1860 BIRTHDAY Isaac Levitan, Russian artist (d. 1900)
30th of August 1870 BIRTHDAY Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia (d. 1891)
30th of August 1871 BIRTHDAY Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand-born British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1937)
30th of August 1884 BIRTHDAY Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
30th of August 1890 BIRTHDAY Samuel Frederick Henry Thompson, British fighter ace (d. 1918)
30th of August 1893 BIRTHDAY Huey Long, American politician (d. 1935)
30th of August 1896 BIRTHDAY Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (d. 1983)
30th of August 1898 BIRTHDAY Shirley Booth, American actress (d. 1992)
30th of August 1901 BIRTHDAY John Gunther, American writer (d. 1970)
30th of August 1901 BIRTHDAY Roy Wilkins, American civil rights leader (d. 1981)
30th of August 1906 BIRTHDAY Joan Blondell, American actress (d. 1979)
30th of August 1908 BIRTHDAY Fred MacMurray, American actor (d. 1991)
30th of August 1910 BIRTHDAY Roger Bushell, South African RAF officer and prisoner of war (d. 1944)
30th of August 1912 BIRTHDAY Nancy Wake AC GM, New Zealand-born British World War II secret agent
30th of August 1912 BIRTHDAY Edward Mills Purcell, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
30th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Richard Stone, British economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
30th of August 1915 BIRTHDAY Robert Strassburg, American composer (d. 2003)
30th of August 1917 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Kirillovich, Grand Duke of Russia, pretender to the Russian throne (d. 1992)
30th of August 1917 BIRTHDAY Denis Healey, British politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
30th of August 1918 BIRTHDAY Ted Williams, American baseball player (d. 2002)
30th of August 1918 BIRTHDAY Billy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
30th of August 1919 BIRTHDAY Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (d. 2010)
30th of August 1919 BIRTHDAY Kitty Wells, American singer
30th of August 1922 BIRTHDAY Regina Resnik, American mezzo-soprano
30th of August 1922 BIRTHDAY Lionel Murphy, Australian politician (d. 1986)
30th of August 1923 BIRTHDAY Barbara Ansell, British physician, founder of paediatric rheumatology (d. 2001)
30th of August 1923 BIRTHDAY Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist (d. 1969)
30th of August 1923 BIRTHDAY Vic Seixas, American tennis player
30th of August 1923 BIRTHDAY Nate Saint, American Evangelical Christian missionary (d. 1956)
30th of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (d. 2004)
30th of August 1925 BIRTHDAY Laurent de Brunhoff, French writer and illustrator
30th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Daryl Gates, American police chief (d. 2010)
30th of August 1928 BIRTHDAY Lloyd Casner, American racecar driver and owner (d. 1965)
30th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1981)
30th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Warren Buffett, American entrepreneur
30th of August 1931 BIRTHDAY Jack Swigert, American astronaut (d. 1982)
30th of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Don Getty, Canadian politician
30th of August 1934 BIRTHDAY Baloo Gupte, Indian cricketer (d. 2005)
30th of August 1935 BIRTHDAY John Phillips, American singer-songwriter (The Mamas & the Papas) (d. 2001)
30th of August 1937 BIRTHDAY Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and founder of McLaren racing team (d. 1970)
30th of August 1939 BIRTHDAY John Peel, English radio disc jockey (d. 2004)
30th of August 1939 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Ashley, American actress
30th of August 1941 BIRTHDAY Ben L. Jones, American actor, politician and essayist
30th of August 1942 BIRTHDAY Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricketer
30th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Tal Brody, American-born Israeli basketball player
30th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Robert Crumb, American cartoonist
30th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Jean-Claude Killy, French skier
30th of August 1944 BIRTHDAY Tug McGraw, American baseball player (d. 2004)
30th of August 1944 BIRTHDAY Molly Ivins, American political humorist (d. 2007)
30th of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Peggy Lipton, American actress
30th of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
30th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Allan Rock, Canadian politician and diplomat
30th of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Lewis Black, American comedian
30th of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Fred Hampton, American Black Panther Party leader (d. 1969)
30th of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Donnacha O'Dea, Irish poker player and swimmer
30th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Ted Ammon, American financier (d. 2001)
30th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Peter Maffay, Romania-born German singer-songwriter
30th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Christopher Collins, American actor and comedian (d. 1994)
30th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Don Boudria, Canadian politician
30th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Antony Gormley, English sculptor
30th of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Timothy Bottoms, American actor
30th of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Dana Rosemary Scallon, Irish singer (as Dana) and politician
30th of August 1953 BIRTHDAY Horace Panter, British bassist (The Specials, General Public)
30th of August 1953 BIRTHDAY Robert Parish, American basketball player
30th of August 1953 BIRTHDAY Ron George, American politician
30th of August 1954 BIRTHDAY David Paymer, American actor
30th of August 1954 BIRTHDAY Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus
30th of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Frank Conniff, American comedian (TV's Frank)
30th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Martin Jackson, British drummer (Swing out Sister)
30th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
30th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Mark "Jacko" Jackson, Australian rules footballer and actor
30th of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Gary Gordon, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
30th of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Guy A. Lepage, Quebec humorist, television host and producer
30th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Alexander Litvinenko, Russian KGB officer (d. 2006)
30th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Michael Chiklis, American actor
30th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Oderus Urungus, American vocalist (GWAR)
30th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Paul Oakenfold, British disc jockey
30th of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Gavin Fisher, British engineer
30th of August 1966 BIRTHDAY Michael Michele, American actress
30th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Justin Vaughan, New Zealand cricketer
30th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Frederique van der Wal, Dutch model
30th of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Malakhov, Russian ice hockey player
30th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist
30th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Carlo Checchinato, Italian rugby player and manager
30th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Michael Wong, Malaysia-born Chinese singer
30th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Lars Frederiksen, American guitarist (Rancid and UK Subs)
30th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Pavel Nedved, Czech footballer
30th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Cameron Diaz, American actress
30th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Lisa Ling, American journalist
30th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Javier Otxoa, Spanish cyclist
30th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Aaron Barrett, American vocalist and guitarist (Reel Big Fish)
30th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Radhi Jaidi, Tunisian footballer
30th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Lillo Brancato Jr., American actor
30th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Mike Koplove, American baseball player
30th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Sarah-Jane Potts, English actress
30th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Shaun Alexander, American football player
30th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Marlon Byrd, American baseball player
30th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Kamil Kosowski, Polish footballer
30th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Elden Henson, American actor
30th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Jens Ludwig, German guitarist (Edguy)
30th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Cliff Lee, American baseball player
30th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Sinead Kerr, Irish Olympic figure skater and ice dancer
30th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Swizz Beatz, American record producer and rapper
30th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentine tennis player
30th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Leon Lopez, British actor
30th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer
30th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Scott Richmond, Canadian baseball player
30th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Tavia Yeung, Hong Kong actress
30th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Derrick Ward, American football player
30th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY German Legarreta, American actor
30th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Adam Wainwright, American baseball player
30th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Andy Roddick, American tennis player
30th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Will Davison, Australian racing driver
30th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Simone Pepe, Italian footballer
30th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor
30th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Gustavo Eberto, Argentine footballer (d. 2007)
30th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Marco Vianello, Italian footballer
30th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Anthony Ireland, Zimbabwean cricketer
30th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Richard Duffy, Welsh footballer
30th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer
30th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Eva Risztov, Hungarian swimmer
30th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer
30th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Steven Smith, Scottish footballer
30th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Lelia Masaga, New Zealand All Black rugby player
30th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Ryan Ross, American guitarist (Panic! at the Disco)
30th of August 1988 BIRTHDAY Ernests Gulbis, Latvian tennis player
30th of August 1988 BIRTHDAY Laura Poldvere, Estonian singer
30th of August 1988 BIRTHDAY Michael Cavanaugh ("StrongSide"), American professional gamer
30th of August 1989 BIRTHDAY Simone Guerra, Italian footballer
30th of August 1989 BIRTHDAY Ronald Huth, Paraguayan footballer
30th of August 1991 BIRTHDAY Liam Cooper, Scottish footballer
30th of August 2001 BIRTHDAY Emily Bear, American child pianist and composer
30th of August 0526 DEATH Theodoric the Great, King of the Ostrogoths and ruler of Italy (Born 454)
30th of August 1158 DEATH King Sancho III of Castile (Born 1134)
30th of August 1329 DEATH Khutughtu Khan, Emperor Mingzong of Yuan, emperor of the Yuan Dynasty and the Mongol Empire (Born 1300)
30th of August 1428 DEATH Emperor Shoko of Japan (Born 1401)
30th of August 1483 DEATH King Louis XI of France (Born 1423)
30th of August 1580 DEATH Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (Born 1528)
30th of August 1619 DEATH Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (Born 1535)
30th of August 1723 DEATH Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch tradesman and scientist (Born 1632)
30th of August 1751 DEATH Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (Born 1661)
30th of August 1856 DEATH Gilbert Abbott a Beckett, English writer (Born 1811)
30th of August 1879 DEATH John Bell Hood, American Confederate general (Born 1831)
30th of August 1886 DEATH Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American politician (Born 1836)
30th of August 1896 DEATH Alexei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Russian statesman (Born 1824)
30th of August 1906 DEATH Hans Auer, Swiss architect (Born 1847)
30th of August 1907 DEATH Richard Mansfield, American actor and manager (Born 1857)
30th of August 1928 DEATH Wilhelm Wien, German physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1864)
30th of August 1935 DEATH Henri Barbusse, French novelist and journalist (Born 1873)
30th of August 1938 DEATH Max Factor, Sr., Polish-born American make-up artist and cosmetic manufacturer (Born 1877)
30th of August 1940 DEATH J.J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1856)
30th of August 1941 DEATH Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist (Born 1874)
30th of August 1943 DEATH Father Eustaquio van Lieshout, Dutch Catholic priest (Born 1890)
30th of August 1946 DEATH Konstantin Rodzaevsky, Russian fascist (executed) (Born 1907)
30th of August 1949 DEATH Arthur Fielder, English cricketer (Born 1877)
30th of August 1961 DEATH Charles Coburn, American actor (Born 1877)
30th of August 1963 DEATH Guy Burgess, English-born Soviet spy (Born 1911)
30th of August 1968 DEATH William Talman, American actor (Born 1915)
30th of August 1970 DEATH Del Moore, American comedian (Born 1916)
30th of August 1981 DEATH Vera-Ellen, American actress (Born 1921)
30th of August 1981 DEATH Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Iranian statesman (Born 1933)
30th of August 1985 DEATH Taylor Caldwell, English-born American novelist (Born 1900)
30th of August 1989 DEATH Seymour Krim, American journalist, essayist and literary critic (Born 1922)
30th of August 1991 DEATH Jean Tinguely, Swiss painter and sculptor (Born 1925)
30th of August 1993 DEATH Richard Jordan, American actor (Born 1938)
30th of August 1994 DEATH Lindsay Anderson, English film director (Born 1923)
30th of August 1995 DEATH Sterling Morrison, American guitarist (The Velvet Underground) (Born 1942)
30th of August 1995 DEATH Fischer Black, American economist (Born 1938)
30th of August 1996 DEATH Christine Pascal, French actress and director (Born 1953)
30th of August 1999 DEATH Raymond Poivet, French comics artist (Born 1910)
30th of August 2000 DEATH David Haskell, American actor (Born 1948)
30th of August 2001 DEATH Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor (Born 1907)
30th of August 2002 DEATH J. Lee Thompson, English film director (Born 1914)
30th of August 2003 DEATH Charles Bronson, American actor (Born 1921)
30th of August 2003 DEATH Donald Davidson, American philosopher (Born 1917)
30th of August 2004 DEATH Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (Born 1906)
30th of August 2004 DEATH Indian Larry, American motorcycle builder and stuntman (Born 1949)
30th of August 2006 DEATH Glenn Ford, Canadian-born American actor (Born 1916)
30th of August 2006 DEATH Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer, Nobel laureate (Born 1911)
30th of August 2006 DEATH Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon, New Zealand jurist and member of the British House of Lords (Born 1926)
30th of August 2007 DEATH Michael Jackson, British beer and whiskey author and expert (Born 1942)
30th of August 2007 DEATH Charles Vanik, American politician (Born 1918)
30th of August 2008 DEATH Killer Kowalski, Canadian professional wrestler (Born 1926)
30th of August 2009 DEATH Klaus-Peter Hanisch, German footballer (Born 1952)
30th of August 2010 DEATH Alain Corneau, French filmmaker (Born 1943)

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