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 This day in History - August 30
345 Historic Events for August 30
1979

Wildest US Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nastase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated

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1979

-Sept 13] Hurricane David, kills 1200 in Florida, Domincana and Dom Rep

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1979

1st recorded occurrance-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs)

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1979

Ian Botham makes 1000 runs/100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match

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1979

Kathy Horvath (14y5d) is youngest to play in US Tennis Open, she loses

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1979

Pres Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains Ga

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1980

Polish government recognizes Solidarity

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1981

Mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb

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1981

Mohammad Javad Bahonar, prime minister of Iran, assassinated by a bomb

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1981

Vera-Ellen, actress (Big Leaguer, On the Town), dies of cancer at 55

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1981

Joanne Carner wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic

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1982

PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut

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1982

Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor, dies at 86

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1983

WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Phila

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1983

Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space

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1983

8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)

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1983

Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, NY, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA

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1984

Sotherby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla

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1984

Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation

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1984

12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)

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1984

Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36

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1986

Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)

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1986

Otto Mortensen, composer, dies at 79

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1986

Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report)

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1987

Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)

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