What Happened on August 30, 1918

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Czechoslovakia forms independent republic

MurderAssassination Attempt

Fanya Kaplan attempts but fails to assassinate Lenin, new leader of Soviet Russia

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Johnson, American baseball player, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Person of interestTed Williams

Ted Williams, American baseball player and last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (Red Sox, AL MVP '46, '49; Trip Crown '42, '47), born in San Diego, California (d. 2002)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams