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This Day In History: Aug. 30

This Day in History

1856: John Brown leads antislavery fighters against Missourians at Osawatomie, KS.
1893: Frances Folsom Cleveland, wife of Pres. Grover Cleveland, becomes the first first lady to give birth in the White House, when daughter Esther is born.
1991: Mike Powell beats Bob Beamon's 23-year-old record in the long jump when he jumps 29'4" at the world championships in Tokyo, Japan .
1997: The Houston Comets basketball team beats the NY Liberty, 65-51, to win the first WNBA championship.
2002: Baseball owners and players avert a strike with a last-minute agreement on a new contract.

Today's Birthdays

1748: Jacques-Louis David, painter (France; died 1825)
1797: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, novelist (London, England; died 1851)
1893: Huey Long, LA senator/governor and demagogue (Winnfield, LA; died 1935)
1898: Shirley Booth, actress (New York, NY; died 1992)
1901: Roy Wilkins, civil rights leader (St. Louis, MO; died 1981)
1908: Fred MacMurray, actor (Kankakee, IL; died 1991)
1918: Ted Williams, baseball player (San Diego, CA; died 2002)
1930: Warren Buffett, investor (Omaha, NE)
1941: Elizabeth Ashley, actress (Ocala, FL)
1943: Jean-Claude Killy, Olympic champion skier (St. Cloud, France)
1944: Molly Ivins, columnist (Monterey, CA)
1947: Peggy Lipton, actress (New York, NY)
1951: Timothy Bottoms, actor (Santa Barbara, CA)
1953: Robert Parish, basketball player (Shreveport, LA)
1963: Michael Chiklis, actor (Lowell, MA)
1972: Cameron Diaz, actress (San Diego, CA)

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