Historical Events on August 30, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on August 30th This Day in History

Year Name
2014 Prime Minister of Lesotho Tom Thabane flees to South Africa as the army allegedly stages a coup.
2008 A Conviasa Boeing 737 crashes into Illiniza Volcano in Ecuador, killing all three people on board.
2002 Rico Linhas Aéreas Flight 4823 crashes on approach to Rio Branco International Airport, killing 23 of the 31 people on board.
1998 Second Congo War: Armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and their Angolan and Zimbabwean allies recapture Matadi and the Inga dams in the western DRC from RCD and Rwandan troops.
1995 Bosnian War: NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
1992 The 11-day Ruby Ridge standoff ends with Randy Weaver surrendering to federal authorities.
1991 Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Azerbaijan declares independence from Soviet Union.
1984 STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
1981 President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar of Iran are assassinated in a bombing committed by the People's Mujahedin of Iran.
1974 A Belgrade-Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
1974 A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo. Eight are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.
1967 Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
1963 The Moscow-Washington hotline between the leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
1962 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.
1945 The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong comes to an end.
1945 The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
1945 The Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, comes into being.
1945 The August Revolution ends as Emperor Bảo Đại abdicates, ending the Nguyỿn dynasty.
1942 World War II: The Battle of Alam el Halfa begins.
1940 The Second Vienna Award reassigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.
1936 The RMS Queen Mary wins the Blue Riband by setting the fastest transatlantic crossing.
1922 Battle of Dumlupınar: The final battle in the Greco-Turkish War ("Turkish War of Independence").
1918 Fanni Kaplan shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, which along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror.
1917 Vietnamese prison guards led by Trỿnh VĿn Cấn mutiny at the Thái Nguyên penitentiary against local French authority.
1916 Ernest Shackleton completes the rescue of all of his men stranded on Elephant Island in Antarctica.
1914 World War I: Germans defeat the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg.
1909 Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
1896 Philippine Revolution: After Spanish victory in the Battle of San Juan del Monte, eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor-General Ramón Blanco y Erenas.
1873 Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Sea.
1862 American Civil War: Battle of Richmond: Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union forces under General William "Bull" Nelson.
1835 Australia: Melbourne, Victoria is founded.
1813 First Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
1813 Creek War: Fort Mims massacre: Creek "Red Sticks" kill over 500 settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama.
1800 Gabriel Prosser postpones a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before he can make it happen.
1799 The entire Dutch fleet is captured by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the War of the Second Coalition.
1791 HMS Pandora sinks after having run aground on the outer Great Barrier Reef the previous day.
1727 Anne, eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain, is given the title Princess Royal.
1594 The christening of Prince Henry of Scotland is celebrated with the Masque at the baptism of Prince Henry at Stirling Castle.
1590 Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
1574 Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.
1464 Pope Paul II succeeds Pope Pius II as the 211th pope.
1363 The five-week Battle of Lake Poyang begins, in which the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders (Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang) meet to decide who will supplant the Yuan dynasty.
1282 Peter III of Aragon lands at Trapani to intervene in the War of the Sicilian Vespers.
70 Titus ends the siege of Jerusalem after destroying Herod's Temple.
Famous People Born on August 30

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Year Name
1927 Piet Kee, Dutch organist and composer (d.2018)
1962 Craig Whittaker, English businessman and politician
1912 Edward Mills Purcell, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
1943 Colin Dann, English author
1991 Liam Cooper, Scottish footballer
1951 Jim Paredes, Filipino singer-songwriter and actor
1973 Lisa Ling, American journalist and author
1977 Shaun Alexander, American football player
1986 Theo Hutchcraft, English singer-songwriter
1860 Isaac Levitan, Russian painter and illustrator (d. 1900)
Famous People Deaths On August 30

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Date Name
1619 Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1535)
1483 Louis XI of France (b. 1423)
1995 Fischer Black, American economist and academic (b. 1938)
832 Cui Qun, Chinese chancellor (b. 772)
2003 Donald Davidson, American philosopher and academic (b. 1917)
1428 Emperor Shōkō of Japan (b. 1401)
2013 William C. Campbell, American golfer (b. 1923)
2002 J. Lee Thompson, English-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
2015 Wes Craven, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1939)
1946 Konstantin Rodzaevsky, Russian lawyer (b. 1907)