About August 30

August 30, 2021 is the 242nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 123 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Virgo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 155 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 30

  • 1574
    Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.
  • 1791
    HMS Pandora sinks after having run aground on a reef the previous day.
  • 1800
    Gabriel Prosser postpones a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before he can make it happen.
  • 1813
    Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
  • 1813
    Creek War – Fort Mims massacre: Creek “Red Sticks” kill over 500 settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama.
  • 1862
    American Civil War – Battle of Richmond: Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union forces under General Horatio Wright.
  • 1873
    Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea.
  • 1896
    Philippine Revolution: After Spanish victory in the Battle of San Juan del Monte, eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor-General Ramón Blanco y Erenas.
  • 1897
    The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.
  • 1918
    Fanny Kaplan shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. This, along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror.
  • 1922
    Battle of Dumlupinar: the final battle in the Greek-Turkish War (“Turkish War of Independence”).
  • 1945
    Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.
  • 1945
    The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
  • 1956
    The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
  • 1967
    Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1974
    A Belgrade–Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
  • 1974
    A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan. 8 are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.
  • 1981
    President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar of Iran are assassinated in a bombing committed by the People’s Mujahedin of Iran.
  • 1984
    STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
  • 1995
    NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.

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