Things to Remember On Aug 30

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HISTORICAL EVENTS

1645 – Dutch and Indians sign peace treaty

1682 – William Penn leaves England to sail to the New world

1721 – Russian and Swedish sign treaty of Nystad ending North Sea war

1751 – George Frideric Handel completes oratorio “Jephtha”

1791 – Thomas Jefferson responds to the Benjamin Banneker’s letter on the issue of slavery.

1835 – Melbourne, Australia is founded

1860 – 1st British tram opens

1890 – President Benjamin Harrison signed the first US law requiring inspection of meat products

1928 – Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India

1961- James Benton Parsons is confirmed as a 1st African American judge of a US District Court

1991 – Tamil tigers capture srilanka poet Selvi

2012 – A Blast in the xiaoijiawan coal mine china, kills 26 miners with 21 missing

SCIENCE

1885 – 13000 meteor’s seen in 1 hour near Andromeda

1901 – English engineer Hubert Cecil Booth Patents the powered vacuum cleaner

1914 – 1st German plane bombs Paris , 2 killed

1918 – Czechoslovakia forms independent republic

1941 Winston Churchill approves a nuclear programme (Tube Alloys), first national leader to do so.

1979 – 1st recorded occurrence of a comet hitting the sun, releases energy equal to one million hydrogen bombs

1983 – 8th Space shuttle Mission – challenger 3 –launched (6 days)

1995 – Cable news network joins the internet

2007 – NASA spacecraft voyager crosses the termination shock, where solar and interstellar winds met (following voyager 1 in 2004)

SPORTS

1887 – US National Championship Men’s Tennis Newport R.I.: Richard Sears wins 7th straight US single’s title; beats henrys locum 6-1  6-3  6-2

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

1927 – US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest hills, NY: Helen Wills Moody beats England’s Betty Nuthall Shoemaker 6-1, 6-4 for her forth of 7 US singles title.

1991  – Mike Powell of US sets then long jump record at 29’ 4 ½” (8.95m) History: Aug 29

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