What Happened on August 30

Significant Events

  • 1146 European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war for all time
  • 1363 Beginning of the Battle of Lake Poyang; 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 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, releases energy equal to one 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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