On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1993 Hassan II mosque opens in Casablanca, second largest mosque in the world
  • 1994 Gund Arena in Cleve opens
  • 1995 Cable News Network joins the 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.
  • 2007 NASA spacecraft Voyager 2 crosses the termination shock, where solar and interstellar winds met (following Voyager 1 in 2004)
  • 2012 Cholera outbreak kills 229 people in Sierra Leone
  • 2012 A blast 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
  • 2015 English author Frederick Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal) reveals that he worked for MI6 for more than 20 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad calls for the removal of then Prime Minister Najib Razak during the second day of street protests

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad
Malaysian Prime Minister
Mahathir bin Mohamad
Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Late author Terry Pratchett' unfinished works destroyed by steamroller as per his instructions

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
  • 2017 Brazilian court blocks President Michel Temer from abolishing Renca, which would open parts of the Amazon to mining
  • 2017 Authorities say floods across Bangladesh, Nepal and India have killed more 1200 people and damaged 697,000 houses

Historic DiscoveryHurricane Irma

2017 Hurricane Irma forms near Cape Verde Islands, will go on to become category 5 hurricane and kill at least 102

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Satellite photo of Hurricane Irma shortly before landfall in Florida, with Hurricane Jose to the right
Satellite photo of Hurricane Irma shortly before landfall in Florida, with Hurricane Jose to the right
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  • 2018 Argentina's central bank raises interest rates to 60% in attempt to stabilize the peso
  • 2019 Outlook for the Great Barrier Reef downgraded to very poor according to official Australian report
  • 2019 Second interstellar comet ever detected by Ukrainian amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov (later named 2I/Borisov)
  • 2020 India reports world's highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases at 78,761
  • 2020 Global cases of COVID-19 pass 25 million with death toll at 843,000

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