On This Day in History for August 30 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 118 of 118

  • 1987 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec
  • 1988 France performs nuclear test
  • 1990 Tatarstan declares independence from the RSFSR.
  • 1991 Dan O'Brien sets US decathalon record with 8,812 points
  • 1991 Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka poet Selvi
  • 1992 David Lewett & Jane Luu discovers comet: "1992 QB1" 64 mil km from Sun

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 150,000,000 millionth visitor to Eiffel Tower

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel
  • 1993 Hassan II mosque opens in Casablanca, 2nd largest mosque in the world
  • 1994 Gund Arena in Cleve opens
  • 1995 Cable News Network joins internet
  • 1995 Tigers teammates Lou Whitaker & Alan Trammell play in 1,914 game together tying AL record
  • 1999 East Timorese vote for independence in a referendum.
  • 2012 Cholera outbreak kills 229 people in Sierra Leone
  • 2012 A blast in the in the Xiaojiawan coal mine, China, kills 26 miners with 21 missing
  • 2013 15 people are killed by a liquid ammonia leak at a cold storage plant in Shanghai, China
  • 2013 "12 Years a Slave" based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2014)
  • 2015 English author Frederick Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal) reveals that he worked for MI6 for more than 20 years
  • 2015 Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad calls for the removal of current Prime Minister Najib Razak during 2nd day of street protests

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Divorces in History

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Deaths in History

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