August 30 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1146 European leaders outlaw the crossbow, intending to end war for all time

1363 Beginning of the Battle of Lake Poyang; two Chinese rebel leaders Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history during Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty

1590 Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)

1682 William Penn leaves England to sail to the New World

1862 Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia, ends with a Confederate victory over Union forces

1914 Battle of Tannenberg (WWI) in East Prussia ends in destruction of the Russian Second Army with 122,000-170,000 killed, injured or captured by the German 8th Army led by Paul von Hindenburg and Erich Ludendorff

1928 Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India

Today’s Historical Events

257 St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1125 Duke Lotharius of Supplinburg elected king of Germany

1146 European leaders outlaw the crossbow, intending to end war for all time

1363 Beginning of the Battle of Lake Poyang; two Chinese rebel leaders Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history during Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty

1464 Pietro Barbo elected to succeed Pope Pius II as Pope Paul II

1481 2 Latvian monarchs executed for conspiracy to Polish king Casimir IV

1563 Jewish community of Neutitschlin, Moravia, expelled

1574 Ram Das becomes the 4th Sikh Guru

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1949 WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1966 American medical drama series “Dr. Kildare”, starring Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey, ends a five season run on NBC-TV

1971 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of NBC’s “Today Show”

1983 Elizabeth R. Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17 of NY, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA

1983 Philadelphia TV station WKBS-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting after surrendering its license to the FCC, the first do so in at least 10 years. Parent company Field Enterprises Inc. was unable to find a buyer. [1]

1986 43rd Venice Film Festival: “Le rayon vert” directed by Eric Rohmer wins Golden Lion

1993 “Late Show with David Letterman” debuts on CBS, from the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC; Bill Murray is his first guest, Billy Joel performs

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1751 George Frideric Handel completes oratorio “Jephtha”

1945 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 9th Symphony

1968 1st record released on Apple label in UK is The Beatles single “Hey Jude”

1969 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival

1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s “One on One” benefit shows (matinee and evening) for children at Madison Square Garden, New York, his final full concert performance

1973 Drummer Danny Seiwell quits rock band Wings, which he co-founded with Paul McCartney

1992 “2 Trains Running” closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 160 performances

1992 “Most Happy Fella” closes at Booth Theater NYC after 229 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1887 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears wins 7th straight US singles title; beats Henry Slocum 6-1, 6-3, 6-2

1892 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport, R.I.: Three straight US singles titles to Oliver Campbell; beats Fred Hovey 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

1904 Thomas Hicks wins 3rd Olympics marathon (3:28:53.0) (40 km)

1905 Detroit Tigers future Baseball HOF center fielder Ty Cobb makes his MLB debut, doubling off Jack Chesbro in a 5-3 win over the NY Highlanders at Bennett Park, Detroit

1906 Hal Chase becomes 1st NY Yankee to hit three triples in a game

1910 Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleveland 5-0 in 11

1912 St Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hits Detroit Tigers, 5-1

1913 Phillies lead Giants 8-6 in top of 9th, fans in bleachers try to distract Giants, Umpire forefeits game to Giants, later overruled

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