August 30

Scott Winters, Realtor

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1682 – William Penn sailed from England and later established the colony of Pennsylvania in America.

1901 – Hubert Cecil Booth received a patent for the vacuum cleaner.

1905 – Ty Cobb, “The Georgia Peach,” made his Major League debut, playing centerfield for the Detroit Tigers.

1963 – A direct phone link — the so-called hot line — between Washington, DC and Moscow went into operation.

1967 – Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Supreme Court Justice. He became the first black Justice to sit on the Supreme Court.

1979 – A federal jury in New York found hotel owner Leona Helmsley guilty of income tax evasion but not extortion.

1983 – Guion S. Bluford, Jr. became the first African-American astronaut in space, flying aboard the shuttle Challenger Three.

1984 – The Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-41-D) took off on it’s maiden voyage. On the mission three communications satellites were deployed.

1984 – President Ronald Reagan, and several others, were inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame.

1992 – The 11-day Ruby Ridge standoff ended with Randy Weaver surrendering to federal authorities.

1993 – “The Late Show with David Letterman” premiered on CBS TV. Bill Murray was David’s first guest.

1994 – Rosa Parks was robbed and beaten by Joseph Skipper. Parks was known for her refusal to give up her seat on a bus in 1955, which sparked the civil rights movement.

1994 – The largest U.S. defense contractor was created when the Lockheed and Martin Marietta corporations agreed to a merger.

1996 – An expedition to raise part of the Titanic failed when the nylon lines that were being used to raise part of the hull snapped.

2002 – Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum merged to create ConocoPhillips. The new company became the third largest integrated energy company and the second largest refining company in the United States

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Bill Daily – 91 years old (1927) – Actor (TV’s “The Bob Newhart Show”, “I Dream of Jeannie”)

Elizabeth Ashley – 79 years old (1939) – Actress (“The Carpetbaggers”, “Evening Shade”)

Ben Jones – 77 years old ( 1941) – Actor, politician (Played Cooter on TV’s “Dukes of Hazzard”, served four terms as a Democratic Congressman from Georgia)

Peggy Lipton – 72 years old (1946) – Actress (TV’s “The Mod Squad”, “Twin Peaks”)

Lewis Black – 70 years old (1948) – Comedian, actor (TV’s “The Daily Show”)

Timothy Bottoms – 67 years old (1951) – Aactor (“The Last Picture Show”, “The Paper Chase”, “The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course”, TV movie “DC 9/11: Time of Crisis”)

David Paymer – 64 years old (1954) – Actor (“Mr. Saturday Night”, “Quiz Show”, “City Slickers”, “Get Shorty”, “The American President”, “Ocean’s Thirteen”)

Michael Chiklis – 55 years old (1963) – Actor (“Fantastic Four”, TV’s “The Commish”, “The Shield”)

Michael Michele – 52 years old (1966) – Actress (“Ali”, TV’s “ER”, “Homicide: Life on the Street”)

Cameron Diaz – 46 years old (1972) – Actress (“Bad Teacher”, “There’s Something About Mary”, “Charlie’s Angels”, “Vanilla Sky”, “The Mask”)

Lisa Ling – 45 years old (1973)  – TV host, correspondent (“This Is Life with Lisa Ling”, “The View”, “Oprah Winfrey Show”)

 

TODAY IS:

Frankenstein Day

Grief Awareness Day

Holistic Pet Day

International Whale Shark Day

Slinky Day

Toasted Marshmallow Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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