Wednesday, August 30, 2006
September 2 ndash U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are renominated at the Republican National Convention in New York City.
Two suicide attacks on buses in Beer Sheva
, kill at least 16 people and injure at least 60. Hamas
claims responsibility for the attacks.
A woman commits a suicide attack near a subway station in northern Moscow, Russia, killing at least 10 people and injuring at least 50. Authorities hold Chechen rebels responsible.
Attempted raising of a 15-tonne section of the RMS Titanic failed as 1,700 spectators, including survivors of the wreck watched.
Wednesday, August 30, 1995
The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing with over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.
Russia completes removing its troops from Lithuania.
The 11-day Ruby Ridge standoff ends with Randy Weaver surrendering to federal authorities.
Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Azerbaijan declares independence from Soviet Union.
Thursday, August 30, 1990
Collapse of the Soviet Union: Azerbaijan
declares independence from Soviet Union.
Thursday, August 30, 1984
Guion Bluford becomes the first African-American in space aboard Space Shuttle "Challenger" on the STS-8 mission.
James Alexander George Smith Jags McCartney was sworn in as the first Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Qatar gains independence from the United Kingdom. Unlike most nearby emirates, Qatar declines to become part of either the United Arab Emirates or Saudi Arabia.
Wednesday, August 30, 1967
Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
While waiting at a bus stop, Ralph Baer
an inventor with Sanders Associates
, writes a four-page document which lays out the basic principles for creating a video game to be played on a television: the beginning of a multi billion dollar industry.
98 British tourists die in an air crash in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia.
France offers independence to French Somaliland.
Saturday, August 30, 1958
Saturday, August 30, 1952
The last Finnish war reparations are sent to the Soviet Union.
Saturday, August 30, 1947
is formally annexed to the German Reich.
September ndash The U.S. Army 45th Infantry Division (previously a National Guard Division in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma), is activated and ordered into federal service for 1 year, to engage in a training program in Ft. Sill and Louisiana, prior to serving in WWII.
Wednesday, August 30, 1939
Thursday, August 30, 1923
Saturday, August 30, 1902
In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts again, destroying the town of Morne-Rouge causing 1000 deaths.
August ndash The Jewish Settlement of Moisés Ville is founded in Argentina.
Saturday, August 30, 1856
Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland: Vlieter Incident: A squadron of the Batavian Republic's navy, commanded by Rear-Admiral Samuel Story, surrenders to the British Royal Navy under Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell near Wieringen without joining action.
Thursday, August 30, 1781
Saturday, August 30, 1760
Saturday, August 30, 1727
Anne, eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain, is given the title Princess Royal.
Wednesday, August 30, 1673
Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands and the Lutherans form an anti-French covenant.
Friday, August 20, 1574 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, August 21, 1464 (Julianian calendar)
In China, a small rebellion occurs in the interior province of Huguang, during the Ming Dynasty a subsequent rebellion springs up in Guangxi, where a rebellion of the Miao people and Yao people forces the Ming throne to respond by sending 30,000 troops (including 1,000 Mongol cavalry) to aid the 160,000 local troops stationed in the region to crush the rebellion that will end in 1466.
Jehan Lagadeuc writes a Breton-French-Latin dictionary called the "Catholicon
". It's the first French dictionary as well as the first Breton dictionary of world history, and it will be published in 1499
Pope Paul II succeeds Pope Pius II as the 211th pope.
Tuesday, August 21, 1436 (Julianian calendar)
Afonso Gonçalves Baldaia becomes the first to explore the western coast of Africa past the Tropic of Cancer.
In Ming Dynasty China, a significant portion of the southern grain tax is commuted to payments in silver, known as the Gold Floral Silver ("jinhuayin"). This comes about due to officials' and military generals' increasing demands to be paid in silver instead of grain, as commercial transactions draw more silver into nationwide circulation. Some counties have trouble transporting all the required grain to meet their tax as, so it makes sense to pay the government in silver, a medium of exchange that is already abundant amongst landowners through their own private commercial affairs.
Alexandru I Aldea is replaced as ruler of Wallachia by Vlad II Dracul.
Saturday, August 21, 1428 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, August 22, 1363 (Julianian calendar)
Magnus IV, King of Sweden, is deposed by Albert of Mecklenburg.
The Byzantine Empire wins a naval battle over the Ottoman Empire near Megara, Greece.
An uprising occurs against the Venetian rulers in Crete.
Dmitri Donskoi, ruler of Moscow, dethrones Dmitri Konstantinovich as ruler of Vladimir.
October 4 ndash the Battle of Lake Poyang is fought between the Dahan rebel forces of Chen Youliang and the Red Turban Rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang on Lake Poyang, during the final decade of Yuan Dynasty control over China. Zhu's naval forces of 200,000 are pitted against Chen's naval forces of 650,000 troops in what is not only the largest naval battle of the medieval age, but also one of the largest naval battles in history.
Thursday, August 23, 1100 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, August 28, 526 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, August 29, 314 (Julianian calendar)
Alexander becomes Bishop of Byzantium.
Valerian's persecution of Christians
begins: his edict orders bishops and priests to sacrifice according to the pagan rituals, and prohibits Christians
, under penalty of death, from meeting at the tombs of their deceased.