On This Day in History

for Sunday 30th August, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 178

1146 - European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war for all time
1363 - 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 was one of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty.
1590 - Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
1928 - Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India
1941 - Siege of Leningrad by Nazi troops began during WW II
1963 - Hotline communication link between Pentagon (Washington) and the Klemlin (Moscow) installed

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 206

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 12

1846 - Author and Christian pioneer Ellen G. White (18) weds preacher James Springer White (25) in Portland, Maine
1940 - CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (22) weds Norma Kaphan in Brookline, Massachusetts
1953 - Future NYC mayor David Dinkins marries Joyce Burrows in NYC
1988 - Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills
1989 - Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1988 - Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 94

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 224

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