Historical Events for 30th August 2019

1791 – HMS Pandora sank after running aground on a reef the previous day, on her return from her search for the Bounty and the mutineers who had taken her
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
1901 – Hubert Cecil Booth patents vacuum cleaner
1933 – Air France forms from five French airlines
1944 – 11th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 24, All-Stars 21 (48,769)
1961 – Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game
1963 – Hotline communication link between the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the Kremlin in Moscow installed. Often known as the “red telephone” no phones were ever used, relying instead on Teletype equipment, fax machines and most recently secure email.
1972 – Amidst Olga Korbut mania at the Munich Olympics, Soviet team mate Ludmilla Tourischeva wins the gymnastics individual all-round competition, her 2nd gold medal of the Games
1974 – Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
1987 – Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100m in world record 9.83 sec

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