What Happened on August 30

Historical Events

  • 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 German troops begins during WWII
  • 1963 Hotline communication link between Pentagon (Washington, D.C.) and the Klemlin (Moscow) installed
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Did You Know?

1st recorded occurrence of a comet hitting the sun (energy=1 million hydrogen bombs)

On August 30, 1979

Famous Weddings

  • 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

  • 1988 Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen
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