About August 30

August 30, 2020 is the 243rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 123 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 166 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 30

  • 1590
    Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
  • 1799
    The entire Dutch fleet is captured by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the Second Coalition of the French Revolutionary Wars.
  • 1813
    Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
  • 1835
    Melbourne, Australia is founded.
  • 1836
    The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen
  • 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.
  • 1909
    Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
  • 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 Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, comes into being.
  • 1945
    The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
  • 1956
    The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
  • 1962
    Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
  • 1963
    The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
  • 1967
    Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.

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