August 30 in History
|August 30th is…
National Beach Day
National Grief Awareness Day
Toasted Marshmallow Day
1835 – Melbourne, Australia, was founded.
1836 – The city of Houston, named after former General Sam Houston, was founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen.
1945 – Hong Kong was liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.
1963 – The Moscow to Washington hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union went into operation.
1967 – Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
#1 Hit August 30, 1975 – September 5, 1975: KC and the Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight
1983 – Lt. Col. Guion S. Bluford, JR was the first African American in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
1984 – The Space Shuttle Discovery took off on its maiden voyage.
#1 Hit August 30, 1986 – September 5, 1986: Steve Winwood – Higher Love
1993 – David Letterman premiered his late-night talk show on CBS.
1999- Countess Vaughn left the series Moesha for her own spinoff series The Parkers with Monique. She was the first African-American comedienne to receive a spin-off TV show.
2003 – While being towed across the Barents Sea, the de-commissioned Russian submarine K-159 sank, taking nine of her crew and 800 kg of spent nuclear fuel with her.