August 30, 2014
Today is 242nd day of the year
124 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1797 - "Mary Shelley, English novelist and creator of 'Frankenstein'"
  • 1896 - "Raymond Massey, Canadian born actor"
  • 1908 - "Fred MacMurray, American film actor"
  • 1917 - "Lord Dennis Healey, Labour politician & former Chancellor"
  • 1935 - "John Phillips, Of the Pop group 'The Mamas And The Papas'"
  • 1943 - "Jean-Claude Killy, French downhill skier"
  • 1951 - "Rosemary Brown, Better known as the Irish singer 'Dana'"
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events today

  • 1860 - Birkenhead Street Railway began operation of Britains first trams
  • 1900 - There was an outbreak of bubonic plague in Glasgow
  • 1901 - Hubert Cecil Booth patented the first vacuum cleaner
  • 1926 - "Jack Hobbs scored 316 at Lords, the highest individual score recorded at the ground"
  • 1930 - Morris Cars announced the arrival of the Morris Major costing 215 pounds
  • 1936 - "The record for crossing the Atlantic was gained by the liner 'Queen Mary', winning the 'Blue Riband'"
  • 1981 - "In Iran, the President and Prime Minister were killed by a bomb"
  • 1983 - Guy Bluford became the first black American in space
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