Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thursday Thirteen



Thirteen Significant Events that Happened on August 30th.
1. 1997 - The first WNBA Championship-Houston Comets beat New York Liberty
2. 1995 - CNN joins the internet
3. 1990 - Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey, Jr. become the first father/son to play on the same team (Seattle Mariners)
4. 1984 - The 12th Space Shuttle Mission (Discovery I) launches
5. 1979 - The first recorded occurence of a comet hitting the sun
6. 1976 - Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor for The Today Show
7. 1967 - The US Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall the first African-American judge
8. 1965 - Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years of baseball
9. 1957 - US Senator Strom Thurmond speaks for 34 hours and 27 minutes against civil rights (We've come a long way, baby!)
10. 1954 - Hurricane Carol kills 68 people
11. 1945 - Hong Kong is liberated from Japan
12. 1918 - Czechoslovakia becomes independent
13. 1862 - Second Battle of Bull Run

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