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August 30


1945   British Forces liberate Hong Kong from Japan

1984   The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its first voyage.

1990   Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey, Jr. are the 1st father and son to play on same team

1991   Dan O'Brien sets U.S. decathlon record with 8,812 points

Famous Birthdays:

1797   Mary Shelley (Author of Frankenstein)

1908   Fred Mac Murray (Actor)

1918   Ted Williams (Baseball Player)

1927   Geoffrey Beene (Fashion Designer)

1953   Robert Parrish (Basketball player)

1972   Cameron Diaz (Actress)

1982   Andy Roddick (Tennis Player)

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