August 30 in History

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

#1 Hit August 30, 1980 – September 5, 1980: Christopher Cross – Sailing

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.

#1 Hit October 4, 1997 – October 10, 1997: Boyz II Men – 4 Seasons of Loneliness

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.


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