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On This Day — August 30th

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August 30th is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 123 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

70 – First Jewish–Roman War: The Siege of Jerusalem ended when Romans entered and sacked the Lower City, destroying the Second Temple (depicted).

1799 – Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland: A squadron of the navy of the Batavian Republic surrendered to the Royal Navy without a fight near Wieringen.

1813 – Creek War: A force of Creeks belonging to the Red Sticks faction killed hundreds of settlers in Fort Mims in Alabama.

1981 – President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar of Iran were assassinated in a bombing committed by the People’s Mujahedin of Iran.

2014 – Prime Minister of Lesotho Tom Thabane fled to South Africa, claiming that the army had launched a coup d’état.

Celebrity Birthdays

Billionaire Warren Buffett turns 88

Peggy Lipton turns 72

Retired Actress Cameron Diaz turns 46

Tennis Legend Andy Roddick turns 36

Trevor Jackson turns 22

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