On This Day — August 30th
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.
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.
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Peggy Lipton turns 72
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Tennis Legend Andy Roddick turns 36
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